HANSEN, Harold K.O.

Harold Hansen a long time member of the United Fisherman’s Union passed away on July 25 2015 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Ctr at the age of 89.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pearl who was with him for 68 years, and his sons Wayne, Kent, Vern and his daughter Koreen Branden. He was born on Annacis Island in 1926 and was raised in Queensbough. After marrying Pearl they moved several times finally settling in Maple Ridge to raise their family. He worked most of his life as a commercial fisherman on the B.C. coast and the Bering Sea, and occasionally as a carpenter and finishing carpenter. While living in the Maple Ridge area he built two of his homes and a 3rd, their dream home on Thorn Hill in Whonnock. They then moved to Oliver, BC for 10 years before moving back to Maple Ridge to be closer to family. During his retirement years he enjoyed gardening and continued to do carpentry work building cabinets, home renovations and home furniture for himself and others. He also enjoyed talking to people and passing on stories of his adventures on fishing halibut on the Bering Sea and also his experiences in taking a fishing boat across the Atlantic from New Orleans to Angola to teach the Angolans how to commercial fish.

In lieu of flowers donations to B.C. Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held in Abbotsford Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wednesday August 12, 2015, 30635 Blueridge Drive Abbotsford at 11:00 AM.

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