Reginald  Hanson

Obituary of Reginald Herbert Hanson

It is with profound sadness that the family of Reg Hanson announce his passing on Monday March 25, 2024, at the Veterans Health Centre in Moncton, NB, after a series of health challenges. However, until the very end, Reg was working out and asking us to feel his biceps. 

Reg was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Margaret (Fasquel) in March 2022. Reg will be mourned by his daughter, Denise Hanson and grandson, Adam of Fredericton; his son, Alan, daughter-in-law, Laurann and granddaughter, Julia of Moncton; and son, Peter, daughter-in-law, Boryana and granddaughter, Polina of Sackville. 

Reg was the son of Ralph and Amelia (Tucker) Hanson and was born in Lower Hainesville NB on October 22, 1938.  Reggie spent his youth in rural NB before moving to McAdam with his family, where he attended high school. Reg was part of a large family and was predeceased by his brothers Oscar and Fred as well as by his sisters Maude Kelly, Geraldine Hull, Edith Thomas, Imogene Stewart, Shirley Hanson and Effie Hanson. Reg is survived by his sisters, Vera (Phil) Bird of Beaconsfield, Quebec and Diane (Louis) Leblanc of Riverview, New Brunswick. Reg will also be fondly remembered by his 17 nieces and nephews and their children. Reg always enjoyed the gatherings of the Hanson Clan.

Reg graduated from NB Teachers College in 1958 and while teaching in Minto NB, he was actually instructing students older than him. His next teaching job in 1960 was in Sussex, where he was the coach for many of the boy’s teams. The last career move was to Sackville in 1966, where Reg taught for many years and ended his career as Principal of Salem Elementary School. Reg had a lifelong interest in physical fitness and education, and over the years was a track and field, basketball, and hockey Coach.

The other major career for Reg was his 30-year involvement with the reserve military force through the 8th Canadian Hussars, where he attained the rank of Major. Many summers were spent training at Base Gagetown. Reg’s commitment and support of the Canadian Armed Forces was evident until his last days. Reg was proud of his role as Service Officer for the Canadian Legion in Sackville.

Reg made many good friends in his later years through his interest in golf and motorcycles in the summer and curling and snowmobiles in the winter. Reg and Marg enjoyed their retirement summers at Hicks Beach in the company of good friends.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Veterans Health Centre in Moncton for the excellent medical and personal care they provided Reg during the last year of his life.  Reg enjoyed his time with the other veterans.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Erin Campbell and staff of Campbell’s Funeral Home in Sackville (506 364 8188). As per Reg’s wishes, cremation has taken place.There will be a celebration of life for Reg in August in Sackville, followed by an internment for Reg and Marg at the Sackville Cemetery. Details will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Reg may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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