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Kaj Ernst Hansen


<p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Kaj Ernst Hansen, on May 20, 2014.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Kaj was born in Aalborg, Denmark to Marius and Gerda Hansen, on March 23, 1926, the second youngest of three children.&nbsp; At the age of 2, Kaj, his mother Gerda and older sister Signe immigrated to Canada to join his father Marius at the family homestead at Pass Lake.&nbsp; They arrived two days before Christmas.&nbsp;</p> <p> The family took up homestead on a 160 acre parcel of land and turned the land into a well cared for family farm.&nbsp; Kaj was very proud of his Danish heritage and the fact that his family were pioneer residents of Pass Lake.&nbsp;</p> <p> On November 8th, 1947 he married Audrey Riley.&nbsp; Together they raised two sons, Jim and John.&nbsp; In that same year, Kaj started working for Gibson Motors as a mechanic and enjoyed a career that extended 46 years until his retirement at age 67.&nbsp; Kaj was very proud to be a &ldquo;Ford Man&ldquo; and was always sought out by family and friends even after retirement, for advice or help with their vehicles.&nbsp;</p> <p> Kaj was a quiet, hard working man who enjoyed the simple things in life.&nbsp; Spending time at the family camp at Moonlight Beach, helping his neighbours with whatever needed to be done or just spending time with his grandson Jeremy brought him immense pleasure.&nbsp; Kaj was a man who gave and expected nothing in return.</p> <p> Kaj will be dearly missed by Audrey, his wife of 66 years, son Jim, daughter-in-law Marsha, grandson Jeremy and his wife Chantell, his special great-grandson Ryder, who brought Gramps so much joy, granddaughters Jennifer and Lisa Hansen, brother Tony Hansen, sister-in-law Evelyn Hansen, as well as by nieces, nephews and other relatives.&nbsp;</p> <p> Kaj was predeceased by his son John, parents Marius and Gerda Hansen, sister Signe and her husband Rudy Rentz, in-laws Robert and Florida Riley, sisters and&nbsp; brothers-in-law Shirley and Gordon Adams, Toots and Gilbert Gerow, Roger, Jimmy and Barry Riley.</p> <p> Cremation has taken place and memorial service for Kaj Ernst Hansen will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael &amp; All Angels Anglican Church with Rev. Christopher Harper officiating.&nbsp; Flowers gratefully declined.&nbsp; Should friends so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.&nbsp; Arrangements are in care of the Sargent &amp; Son Funeral Directors, 21 N. Court Street.&nbsp;</p> <p> Online condolences may be made at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <p> We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the 4th Floor Hospice Unit at St. Joseph&rsquo;s Hospital for the compassionate and professional care that Kaj received during his time with you.&nbsp; We are eternally grateful.&nbsp; The Hansen Family.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

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