Stella Hansen was the 3rd of 11 children to Carl and Clara Christensen. She was born in the farm house near Naicum, Saskatchewan on September 25, 1923. Life on the farm created many memories that she shared. As a young adult she worked at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg while taking night school for bookkeeping. Once she graduated Stella worked for Timber Board in Prince Albert and during that time she met her future husband, Arvin. On June 5, 1954 Arvin and Stella were married. While she was pregnant with her first child, Arlene, John Diefenbaker opened the Post Office door for her. Arlene was born March 20, 1958 with Wayne coming a few years later on September 7, 1960. In 1965 they moved to Lethbridge to raise their family. Arvin went be with the Lord on April 29, 1987. In the early 90s Stella moved to Fort Saskatchewan and called it home until her passing. Stella is survived by daughter, Arlene and son, Wayne (Barb). There are 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. As well as a sister, Jean (Garland) and 2 brothers, Milton (Shirley) and Glenn. In her final hours she had visions of heaven.
Fort Saskatchewan Alliance Church
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta T8L 1N5