Hansen, Stella Margarite

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.

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Fort Saskatchewan Alliance Church

9935-93 Avenue
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta T8L 1N5

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Sherree Zimmerman

I have so many happy memories of Aunty Stella. She often visited us when my mom, Violet, lived on an acreage outside of Saskatoon. The two of them would sit at the kitchen table and talk for hours, remembering happy memories, sipping tea and often laughter sprinkled throughout. I remember Aunty Stella impressing us with her typing speed. Her fingers practically flew over the keyboard and she would be talking to us while doing it! We loved listening to her stories about Grandpa and Grandma Christiansen – she had an amazing capacity to paint a vivid picture and we almost felt we were in her story. She was a very special lady indeed. I feel blessed indeed to have known her.
I’m sure there was a very large and noisy reunion in Heaven when Aunty arrived.
She will be missed.

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