1933 – 2014

Mr. Eugene Lorrie ‘Gene’ Hanson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Gene was born on January 13, 1933 in Ryder, North Dakota. At the age of two, he relocated to Mossbank, Saskatchewan; where he lived until he joined the CPR in 1951. Gene met his sweetheart Raeona in 1954, and they were married in 1956. After leaving the CPR, Gene owned the grocery store in Torquay, Saskatchewan for thirteen years. In 1977, they relocated to Red Deer, where Gene worked for Southland Corp. for twenty years. Gene tried retirement for three years and then joined National Oilwell for another five years. He has been retired ever since. Gene’s family was number one and when he wasn’t doing things for others; he would relax and read a good book. He will be greatly missed. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Raeona Hanson, his son, Doug (Cindy) Hanson of Kelowna, British Columbia; his daughter, Lorna (Ron) Abbott of Leduc County, Alberta, his granddaughter, Shera-Lee (Brendan) LaBuc and great grandson, Hunter LaBuc, as well as one brother, Lyle (Fyrne) Hanson of Mossbank, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his son, Terry, mother, Grace Woods, Father, Henry Hanson, two step-fathers, Willie Peterson and Bill Woods, two brothers, Mervin and Glenn, and sister-in-law, Marion. A Memorial Service in Gene’s honor will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gene’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, Attention: ICU, 3942 – 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta at

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