TWU’s first president dies at 87

The first president of what became Trinity Western University, Calvin B. Hanson, has died at the age of 87.

  • May. 22, 2013 2:00 p.m.

The first president of what became Trinity Western University, Calvin B. Hanson, has died at the age of 87.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. at TWU, with a reception to follow.

Dr. Hanson became president of what was the newly-established Trinity Junior College in 1962. He served as president until 1974.

The memorial service will take place in the  David E. Enarson Gymnasium on the TWU campus at 7600 Glover Road.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to the university by contacting  events@twu.ca.

In lieu of gifts, the family requests donations be made to the University’s Hanson Chapel Fund.  Donations can be made online or by mailing a cheque to: TWU Development Department, Attn: Chapel Fund,

7600 Glover Road, Langley, B.C. V2Y 1Y1.

Dr. Hanson was most recently a resident of Bellingham, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, their three married children and five grandchildren.