July 25, 2020
Hanson, Fred passed away unexpectedly in Port Alberni on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his brother Cliff and his sisters Margaret and Clara.
Fred is survived by children Glenda (Harvey), Shelley (Jack) and Gaylene; grandchildren Brook, Dustin, Tureema, Cherece, Brandi, Colten; great grandchildren Brayden, Brooklyn, Kole, Kenya, Sienna, Declan, Raife, Gabriella and Sebastian; sister Evelyn as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Born in Aylsham Saskatchewan, Fred left home at the early age of 14, eventually making his way to BC in the early 50’s, and then, with his family, moving on to Port Alberni in the 70’s. As a Faller for over 45 years, Fred a was very well respected employee of MacMillan Bloedel. Fred took his work very seriously until retiring at the age of 65. While raising children, Fred spent summers at his cabin on Galliano Island, where he shared his passion of sport fishing alongside his wife, Marliyn and their three young daughters. After moving to Port Alberni, he continued fishing down the Alberni Canal to Bamfield area. Fred, a very strong athlete in every sport he attempted, participated at the Curling and Lawn Bowling Clubs up to and including his 89th Birthday. Living a passionate life, Fred loved his work and the outdoors but most importantly, his family and friends. With a strong presence and a big personality, Fred will certainly be missed by many.
You are invited to pay “Tribute to Fred” and share condolences to the family as well as view a video of “Fred’s Life”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 110-1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R9
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