Gertrud Nelleman HANSEN


Sept. 28, 1915 – Oct. 14, 2008

Our beautiful mother passed away

after suffering a massive stroke.

Predeceased by husband John Martin Hansen (August 23, 1908 to July 6, 1980) and great grandson Matthew Trinidad Gardner (December 26, 2001 to March 6, 2002).

Gertrud Nelleman Hansen is loved and will be missed by her children Dorothe, Lone ( Don), Jette, Bo ( Lili) and

Susanne. Also survived by sister Bodil Christiansen of Denmark, Mom was very proud of her 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren & 3 “great-greats”.

Mom and Dad emigrated from Denmark to Canada in November of 1947. They worked hard to make a good life for their family; we lived in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and BC and ended up in New Westminster.

Mom enjoyed life in South Surrey for the last 12 years living with Susanne.

Mom’s first priority was supporting her husband and looking after her children. She demonstrated considerable artistic talent through crafts such as knitting, embroidery, weaving, batik and writing. She loved to read and to play bridge.

Many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff of Peace Arch

Hospital especially the 6th Floor

Palliative Care Unit.

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