Irene A. Hanson (née Ward) passed away peacefully at Menno Home in Abbotsford on August 3rd, 2016, at the age of 98. Born in Manchester, England Irene was a loving mother and caregiver, with a strong spirit and will to survive. Irene is predeceased by her husband, Christian Lorne Hanson in 2012. Irene is survived by children; Lee (Mary), John, Barbara Lynn (Gary Moffatt), Bob (Janine), David (Shelley), grandchildren; Jonathan, Jordan, Sarah, Dustin, Jennifer, Jodi, Michael, Kymberlee, Christie, Joshua and Michael and also survived by 10 incredibly wonderful great-grandchildren. “We will try to pass on the strong spirit you gave us, Mom, as we continue to journey through this life. We will remember your songs and nursery rhymes, already passed down to your great grandchildren, and for years to come. Miss you, love you…till we meet again… and we will.”

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