John Hanson

John Hanson

Friday, August 12th, 1938 - Sunday, May 16th, 2021
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John passed away peacefully on International Boys day, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Brockville General Hospital, Brockville at the age of 82 with his daughter Cheryl by his side due to Covid 19 restrictions. He is predeceased by his parents Ellen (Alger) and Elwin Hanson Sr. of Middleborough Mass.

John is survived lovingly by Lorraine (Boutilier) Hanson, 3 brothers Elwin Hanson Jr., David and Diane Hanson of Middleborough Mass, Raymond and Carol Hanson of Shelbyville Indiana. Dearly missed by his 4 children Paula (Edwin) Markell of Greencastle Pa, Fred (Chong Hee) Hanson of Osan Korea, Cheryl (Paul) Kirkland of Maitland On, Pamela Beshore of Harrisburg Pa. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by Grandchildren Tyler (Kathy), Sara and Lindsey Markell, Alicia, Nathan and Susan Hanson, Rick (Jen) and Brad (Jenni) Kirkland, Jenny and Katie Howe, plus 13 great grandchildren Ethan and Lily (Markell) Kylee, Liam and Xander (Hanson), Arianna, Callie, Levi and Harley (Kirkland), Claire and Hailey (Kirkland), Noah and Payton (Howe) many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

John was born in Middleborough Mass on August 12, 1938. He came to Canada in 1971 with his young family embarking on his passionate career in the restaurant business with Howard Johnson’s. Later settling in the Brockville area. John loved life, spending time boating, teaching his kids and nephews how to fish, and camping with his family. He enjoyed gardening and volunteering at the Restore and Lyn United Church. He became an avid race fan later on in life travelling to Ontario and Upstate New York Dirtcar tracks.

John had quietly battled with cancer, diabetes, kidney, heart and stroke over the last year. Never once complaining of any pain he may have had. He was grateful for the care he received from the many doctors, nurses and attendants at the Brockville General, Kingston General, and Providence Care Hospital’s.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks on John’s behalf to the entire team at the Mayfield Retirement home Prescott for every kindness shown to John during his time there and for the compassionate and supportive care over the last year.

Memorial Donations in his name to the Lyn United Church, Lyn Ontario would be gratefully acknowledged.

Interment will be held at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2451 County Rd 15, Maitland ON. A public graveside service will be held on Monday, June 28 at 10 am with Rev. Jack Bradley officiating.

Due to Covid limitations, registration of attendance is required. For those wishing to attend the service, please RSVP below or call 613-342-2828 to register.

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    Monday, June 28th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 28th, 2021 10:00am
    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to Covid limitations, registration of attendance is required. For those wishing to attend the service, please RSVP below or call 613-342-2828 to register.
  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: CHRIST UNITED CHURCH.


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Posted at 01:33pm
So sorry to hear about John's passing....thoughts and prayers to
the family
Was a faithful church member at Christ United Lyn.

Nancy & Harry

Posted at 10:39am
Dear Cheryl, Paul and family - So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Sincerely, Nancy & Harry Purvis

Ernie Ferguson

Posted at 08:27am
I have known Cheryl and Paul through Dirt Car Racing for some time. I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to Cheryl and her family during this difficult time.
Ernie Ferguson

Martha Sadler

Posted at 10:01am
We at St. Paul's United in Prescott are very sorry to hear of John's passing. He attended so faithfully while living in Mayfield as well as enjoyed our Friday coffee hours. He will be missed. Martha Sadler on behalf of the congregation.

Rob Smith

Posted at 05:08pm
Dear Cheryl, Paul and Hanson Family,
Our sincere condolences to you in the passing of John.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sincerely Rob & Sylvia

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