Ernest Van Osborne Hanson went to be with his Lord on October 14, 2013 at the age of 84. His life was one of obedient service to His Lord. Ernie leaves, with his passing, his devoted and loving wife, Sara of Okotoks; daughter, Marilyn (Steve) Rigby of Edson; son, Gordon (Terry) Hanson of Caronport, SK; son, Donald (Tami) Hanson of Stettler; step-daughter, Terri Lynn (Terry) Humphries of Calgary; grandchildren and great-grand-children. Ernie was born November 11, 1928 at Saskatoon, SK, the youngest son of Olaf and Hilda Hanson. Ernie pastored the Stettler Baptist Church twice during his ministry. The first time was in the mid sixties and the second time in the mid nineties. Funeral services were held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, 4707 70th St, Stettler on Monday 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Steve Rigby led the funeral service with daughter, Marilyn Rigby, son, Don Hanson, the Humphries Family and Ashley Hanson, representing the grandchildren, presented loving tributes. Meagan Rigby led the singing of the congregational hymns as Scott Pfeiffer presented his gift of music. Scriptures were read by Terri Lynn Humphries. Ernie was laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery with Ashley Hanson, Joshua Rigby, Adam Hanson, Joshua Humphries, Jeffrey Humphries and Darren Esayenko as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Sid Waterman, Lorne Irwin, Gord Hanson, Don Hanson, Steve Rigby and Terry Humphries. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by Teresa’s Catering. As an expression of sympathy, memorial tributes may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or Samaritan’s Purse.
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