Mr. Jack Hansen of the Rimbey, Eckville, and Bentley areas passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at the age of 60 years, after fighting a 23-year battle with cancer.

Jack immigrated from Denmark in 1954, and settled on a farm in the Poplar Ridge area near Red Deer. Jack and his brother, Martin farmed together until Jack married Connie in 1976. Jack and Connie continued to farm in the Benjamin area until present. Jack’s greatest treasures were his children and grandchildren; many fun times with lots of laughter. Jack’s motto was “every day is a holiday”.

Jack will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Connie; his son, Warren (Tricia) Hansen of Calgary and their children, Rylan and Chase; and three daughters, Christine (Nick) Beermann of Rimbey; Jackie-Anne (Gordie) Heck of Fairview and their children, Paulina, Olivia, and Ryker; and Lisa (Ryan) Heck of Grande Prairie. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by two brothers, Soren (Rose) Hansen of Red Deer; and Martin Hansen of Bentley; and one sister, Joanne (Trish) Hansen of Toronto; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, and many other close relatives. Jack was predeceased by his parents.

A Public Funeral Service in Celebration of Jack’s Life was held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Sandra Franklin-Law officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey at 2:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations in Jack’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Palliative Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta; or to the Cross Cancer Institute ~ Units 30 and 31, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by email to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net

Funeral and Burial Arrangements for the Late Mr. Jack Hansen

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