May 31, 1937 – November 11, 2013
“Don’t cry for me! I’ve had a wonderful life and wouldn’t change a thing”... Erik Hansen, 2013
Our much loved husband, father, father- in- law and grandfather took the blank canvas of life and created a beautiful masterpiece. Erik had an amazing sense of humour and was enthusiastic about all that life had to offer.
He loved his family, friends, God and country, good conversation, pop and ballroom dancing, good food, traditions, Texas Hold’em, boating, fishing, hockey, soccer, baseball games with Dustin, basketball games with Danica, emailing family and friends, a good joke, entertaining, volunteerism, community and world events, the beauty in nature and every living thing. The world was his oyster and he savoured every morsel.
Erik owned and operated Parksville Auto Body & Glass (By Accident We Meet) from 1963 to 1981. He enjoyed his work and took pride in a job well done. Erik never missed a day of work in his entire career.
Erik faced his death with bravery and dignity and was certain he was on a journey to a more tranquil place. He will be missed terribly by the love of his life for 54 years, wife Shirley, his pride and joy, son Troy (Cindy) and daughter Tracey (Wayne), cherished grandchildren, Dustin and Danica --THE BEST HE EVER HAD.
Also mourning Erik’s passing are his dear brothers, Alf (Margit) and family, Fred (Lorraine) and family, and beloved sister, Inga (George) & family, cousins in Denmark and his well-loved extended family of aunt and uncle, brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and their families. “WE WILL MEET AGAIN – NOT BY ACCIDENT”.
Our most sincere thanks to all emergency service personnel for their incredibly gentle and compassionate care, all doctors, nurses and staff at NRGH for their wonderful care. Especially, we are so grateful to Dr. Carley Cooper and Dr. Sheila Findlay who gave us their tender shoulders to lean on; Angels in disguise. We wish to thank anyone and everyone who offered support and kindness during this sad and emotional time.
It would be deeply appreciated by the family if, in lieu of flowers, a gift were made to Cancer Research.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR ERIK WAS HELD IN PARKSVILLE ON NOVEMBER 23, 2013.