Gordon (Gordie) Hanson

Gordon (Gordie) Hanson of Rossland, passed away suddenly June 13, 2015 with wife Kathy by his side.

Gord lived his 74 years as he wished, from refusing to go to kindergarten, to riding his motorbike scooter until the end.

Being outdoors was his driving force, especially fishing, ATVing and hanging out on the beach in Mulege. He had a surprising interest in world affairs and loved local history; not to forget his “loser laps” to see what was happening in town. He had varied careers in his life and many will remember working for him in his auto body shop.

His endless wit and charm endeared him to those who could navigate past his gruff demeanor. He was helpful and kind and enjoyed people, especially if he could share a good laugh.

Gord is survived and dearly missed by his wife and best friend Kathy, his children Lori, Brad (Tracey), and Theresa (Michael), five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.

Special thanks to all those who answered the emergency call on Saturday morning, and to those who happened to be there.

Those wanting to celebrate Gord’s life are invited to attend an informal gathering at the Hanson home, 100 Ritchie Rd., Rossland, BC on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 2:00pm. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, please donate to your local food bank.

“Nothing trumps family, friends, love, and laughter”

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