Gladys passed away on Saturday March 16, 2019 at Sagewood LTC in Strathmore, Alberta at the age of 96 years. From her birth in Frontier, Sask. on July 15, 1922 to her death, she nourished the people around her with her love and faith.
Gladys was born the youngest of eight children to Edgar and Serine Evenson. She grew up on the family farm in the Ridgley District north of Frontier. Many of her fondest memories were of her childhood in southern Saskatchewan, but especially her time with her brother Norman and sister Iladell. They shared a very special bond. She attended business school and worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Eastend, Sask., before marrying Woodrow (Woody) Hanson on December 31, 1942. During their marriage they lived in Frontier and Climax, Sask., Rolling Hills, Lomond, Picture Butte and finally Strathmore, Alberta. Together they raised seven children. She loved tending to her gardens, cooking, baking and crafting. She enjoyed completing pieces of hardanger needlework for trays, which her brother Norman Evenson crafted.
She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow in 2013; father, Edgar; mother, Serine; four sisters, Maimie, Myrtle, Alice and Iladell; three brothers, Elmer, Silas and Norman; one grandson and one great grandson. Left to honor Gladys and remember her love are Gladys’ seven children, daughters, Sharon (Ron) Fraser, Diana (Larry) Zaytsoff, Nancy (Jim) Green and sons, Jim (Marg), Brian, Lee (Marie) and Darrell (Lucy); 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff at Sagewood LTC in Strathmore, Dr. Sader and Dr. Fanning for their loving care of Gladys over the years.