1929 ~ HANSEN ~ 2016

Posted: June 7th, 2016

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Donald James Hansen, beloved partner of 34 years to Margaret Stromsmoe of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Don also leaves to cherish his memory his five children, Darrell (Linda), Deborah, Lorne (Teresa), Dale (Denise) and Terri (Wayne); 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his children’s mother, Margaret Hansen; Margaret Stromsmoe’s children, Joanne (Bruce), Guy (Pam), Michelle, Morgan (Janet); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; 3 sisters, Betty, Pat, and Donna (George); 1 brother, Pete (Gladys); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was born on October 19th, 1929 in Mannville, Alberta. His profession, training horses was his pride and joy. A special thank you to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at the SEVEN PERSONS COMMUNITY HALL, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please bring your stories and memories and dress in your jeans and casual wear. Memorial gifts in Don’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Don Hansen. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

4 Condolences for “1929 ~ HANSEN ~ 2016”

  1. Chad Stryker says:

    My condolences to the family. Don was one of the first true horseman that I had the honor of knowing. I remember hanging out on his place on the 501 where he gave me the taste of calf roping sitting on a homemade wooden horse
    Roping and tying a wooden practice calf. He was the first that I crossed that had true passion for horses and horsemanship.

    I take my hat off to you Don! Thanks for giving a young kid some cowboy wisdom many years ago!

    See you on the other side…


  2. Leona Plouffe (nee Schile) says:

    Deb, Lorne and Darrell
    so sad to hear of the loss of your Dad remember the happy times and share your memories

    Leona (Schile) Plouffe

  3. Maria Meyer says:

    I’m very sorry to hear that Don passed away, my condolences to the entire family. Not a day that I worked in the Manyberries restaurant was a bad one when Don came in. Always had a smile or a joke that kept me going! He will be missed.

  4. Darren McKenna says:

    Condolences to the families. I watched Don on his “Cutting horse” many years ago. As a city boy it was so impressive to to see him and the horse as one, the calf couldn’t get by them, eventually the calf just stopped. The skill Don exhibited that day was so very impressive.

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