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Born: Apr 14, 1924

Date of Passing: May 23, 2014

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ALEN TREVOR HANSEN April 14, 1924 - May 23, 2014 "I Have Passed From This Life To Another" Dad passed away peacefully with family by his side, at the St. Boniface Hospital, on May 23, 2014 at 1835 hours. We grieve deeply for the loss of this honourable man. He is survived by Millicent, his wife of 59 years. Predeceased by his eldest son, Robert Alen, in 1976. He is survived by his son Brett (Diane), daughters Jo Ann (Ralph) and Shannon (John). He will be missed by his grandchildren, Lee, Brett, Laura, Jonathan and Matthew. He leaves behind members of the Hansen family in New Zealand and the Bonner family across Canada. Oh, and we must not forget Dad's mysterious but constant companion for years, Henrietta Fussyfeathers. Although we never met her, she has always been a part of our family. Dad was born in Taihape, New Zealand, the fifth of eight kids. He enrolled in the R.N.Z.A.F. in 1942 and departed New Zealand for Canada under the British Commonwealth Training Program. That began Dad's colourful and fulfilling aviation history in varying degrees for the next 72 years. Please join our family for a celebration of Dad's life on June 8, 2014, from 1300 to 1600 hours, at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Air Cadet League of Manitoba, Suite 153, PO Box 17000, Stn. Forces, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3Y5 or The Western Canada Aviation Museum would be greatly appreciated.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 31, 2014

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Very sad to read of my uncles' death. I knew him a very long time ago when he visited New Zealand and witnessed both his brothers passing (Peter) and Dennis ( my father) in 2003. - Posted by: Geoff Hansen (Nephew) on: Jan 19, 2016

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hansen family in remembering a fine gentlemen Mr Alen Hansen. I met Mr Hansen through Air Cadets, 220 Red River Squadron. He made me want to go on into the RCAF. PER ARDUA AD ASTRA Mr Hansen! - Posted by: Robert Pasetka (220 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron "1970's" with the Hansen's) on: Jun 11, 2014

  • So proud to call this wonderful man Uncle. Love and hugs to Auntie Millie, Brett, Jo Ann, and Shannon - our youngest cousin. Many wonderful memories and great stories to share. - Posted by: Barbara Davison (eldest niece) on: Jun 03, 2014

  • We only met Alen a few times at family gatherings but he made a lasting impression, mostly notable in his son Brett, our brother-in-law and Uncle to our daughter Em. We can see his influence in Brett; a loving husband and father to Diane and Laura, and a very important part of the "Spratt/ McCabe Family". We grieve with you, Brett. Love Paul, Linda and Emily - Posted by: The McCabe Family, Paul, Linda and Emily (Brett is our Brother-in-law and wonderful uncle to Em) on: Jun 01, 2014

  • We are sorry for your loss. Mr. Hansen will be missed by many. - Posted by: Doug Dealey and family (Part of the Air Cadet family) on: May 30, 2014

  • To the Hanson Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers - Posted by: Ron & Lori (Cannell) Hutlet (#220 Squadron 1970's) on: May 30, 2014

  • I too knew Henrietta Fussyfeathers while instructing Al in the link trainer and instrument flying in the Aztec. You will be missed at brunch at the Salsbury House. Fly well my friend. Owen Griffith - Posted by: Owen Griffith (Friend) on: May 30, 2014

  • A gentleman to the core. I will miss his kindness. - Posted by: Joyce Howard (Air cadet board member) on: May 28, 2014

  • Sincere condolences to all of you. Mr Hansen's courtesy and friendship from halfway across the world (Canada to Scotland) gave great pleasure to my father when Shannon and John met! Losing a loved father is so hard, but we can hang on to the good memories. - Posted by: Eileen Cowey (Friend of the family) on: May 28, 2014

  • Alen was always there to make sure us old air cadets kept flying straight. He will be missed by all of us at the Air Cadet League - Posted by: Mark Brickwood (Friend of the family) on: May 28, 2014

  • We have lots of lovely memories of the many trips to New Zealand. You will be sadly missed. You were a very special man. Rest in peace - Posted by: Maxine Rees and Family (Niece) on: May 28, 2014

  • I first met Al and worked on his Trans Canada Pipeline Aztec from 1968 to 1973. We jokingly called him Mrs Hanson because we thought he was too fussy. This only rang true until he took me on one of his pipeline patrol flights and I understood then why he was so fussy and why he wore a 5 point harness bombing along at 180 kts. at 200 ft. AGL on a hot summers day! You left quite an impression and the fussy part played a big role during during my 37 year aviation carreer. Have a good flight with your new wings my friend. - Posted by: Hartley Dueck (Friend ) on: May 28, 2014

  • My condolences to the Hansen family. Wishing I could be there to give you all a hug. Your dad and husband will be forever missed. Memories of your life together will keep you all strong and thinking of him always. Losing our dad is one of the hardest things we will ever go through. - Posted by: Janice Black Hartmann (Friend of the family ) on: May 27, 2014

  • So long old friend. 'Til we meet again. - Posted by: BOB BARRY (FRIEND) on: May 27, 2014

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