Alice Hanson

Alice Hanson

1926 - 2023

Alice Hanson

Alice Hanson

1926 - 2023


Celebrating the Life of Alice Hanson

Alice Elizabeth Grice was born on September 5, 1926 in Kelvington, SK to Eric Vernon Grice and Clara May Kidd. Alice was a little sister to Melville James

(1920 - 1944), Vernon Lucas (1921 - 2001), Muriel (1923 - 1923) and Henry Conrad (1924 - 2019). Alice became a big sister to Leslie Charles (1927 - 2004), Cecil Donald (1929 - 2010) and Douglas Kenneth (1931 - 1964). As a child the family moved many times. Alice took her schooling at Batestown, Brand and Kelvington Schools. On February 5, 1946, Alice married Arthur Martin Hanson (1915 - 2008). Six children were born to this union - Shirley (Jim) Montpetit of Regina, Ardis (Dennis) Chipeur of Fosston, Hans Hanson of Kelvington, Marion Korol (1950 - 2002), Martin Hanson of Saskatoon, Doreen (Mike) Karapita of Rose Valley.

Alice loved and always marvelled at having grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Nineteen grandchildren - Jody (Adrean) Leusink of Regina, Lea Thorod of Saskatoon, Donna (Bruce) Jackson of British Columbia, Robert (Stephanie) Iverson of Regina, Lloyd Iverson (Kathy Schmidt) of McLean, David Iverson (1970 - 2021), Michael (Gloria) Iverson of Vibank, Joanna (Richard) Zazula of Lethbridge AB, Hans Stanley Hanson (Colleen Cornelius) of Humboldt, Tammy (Vincent) Dierker of Cudworth, Arthur Hanson, Sheldon Hanson (1976 - 1996), Tracy Hanson (Ted Baas) of Regina, Anadele Hanson (1982 - 1985), Walter Korol, William Korol, Toni Hanson all of Toronto, John Karapita of Rose Valley, Sandra Farquharson of Rose Valley.

Twenty two great grandchildren - Hillary Cook, Brittney Iverson, Jocelyn Iverson, Colby Iverson, Andrea (Zachary Nitz), Christina Iverson, Meghan Schmidt, Danielle Zazula, Tabitha Zazula, Eliisha Zazula, Lydia Zazula, Adam Zazula, Hannah Zazula (2013 - 2016), Lea Hanson, Stanley Hanson, Devin Dierker, Meaghan Dierker, Quinton Dierker, James Fletcher, Brooke Fletcher, Alli Farquharson.

Three great - great grandchildren - Callie Rosebluff, Brea Rosebluff and Connor Rosebluff.

Alice spent many hours knitting slippers and socks for the men that worked in the bush. Mitts for everyone including the mitts that had the initials KFD on the backs - Kelvington Fire Department, as well as sweaters and afghans. Of the wool she used, her children remember helping to wash, card and pull it into strands, ready for knitting. Some of it they dyed to different colours in a boiler on the wood stove. The quilts were made for everyone in the house and many were gifts. Alicealso spent many hours canning and preserving using the old wood stove. The copper boiler held 21 quarts and the girls remember how many peas were to be shelled to fill that many quarts. There was no electricity on the farm. Even the meat had to be canned - chicken, pork, beef. Just a couple beef roasts were sent down to Uncle Ole’s deep freezer for a special occasion. Cows had to be milked, and milk had to be separated, and then they hung the cream can in the well to keep it cool. So on Tuesday when the truck came there was cream to send and then there was grocery money. There was always company, whether it was kids or adults, mom enjoyed hosting visitors. She always had a quick meal on the table for whomever came over.

In 1974 when Alice and Arthur moved to town, Alice worked at the dentist office as a receptionist. At night Alice and Art were the janitors at the Co-op store, lumber yard, gas station, bakery and also the telephone offices in Kelvington, Lintlaw, Rose Valley and Archerwill. Then she spent many years house cleaning and babysitting. In between these jobs she still had time for knitting and quilting. She could knit a pair of slippers in an evening while watching the television. Alice spent many hours working on genealogy. Alice and Art travelled a lot in Saskatchewan, searching for a certain graveyard, looking for family members. They had many trips travelling through Canada, Norway, England, Wales and the United States. While travelling, they made discoveries within their genealogy, visited relatives and made new friends.

In 2015 when Alice moved into the Rose Valley Manor she still enjoyed quilting and sewing aprons. Many times she would say “isn’t there anyone else in here that can sew an apron??”In 2018 Alice moved to the Kelvindell Lodge in Kelvington, SK. She remained there until her passing on September 15, 2023. Alice leaves to mourn her sisters-in-law Hazel Gwiiliam, Ruth Gwiiliam and Marion Gwilliam as well as many nieces and nephews .

Celebration of Life

1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Kelvington United Church

Kelvington, SK


Those wishing to send cards of

caring & sympathy

may send them to

The Family of Alice Hanson

P.O. Box 67

Rose Valley, SK S0E 1M0


Those wishing to make donations

in memory of Alice may make them to:

The Rose Valley Care Home

P.O. Box 490

Rose Valley, SK

S0E 1M0 


Kelvindell Lodge

P.O. Box 280

Kelvington, SK

S0A 1W0


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Celebration of Life

Friday, September 22, 2023
1:00 pm
Kelvington United Church
105 2nd Ave
Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Canada