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Martin Hansen

June 23, 1948 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 72)

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Martin Hansen 

June 23, 1948 – December 9, 2020 Bentley, Alberta 

Farmer. Neighbour. Uncle. Brother. Son. 

Martin immigrated to Canada as a little boy in 1954 from Denmark, 
and the family settled on a farm in the Sylvan Lake area. Years later, 
as young adults, Martin & his brother Jack bought their first farm 
together in the Bentley area (Forshee) in the early 1970s. After a time 
the brothers created their own separate farms, but remained close 
throughout the years. Uncle Martin was a big part of Jack’s family’s life 
and continued to this day. 

A talented farmer, an eccentric neighbor, a beloved uncle, brother 
& son. A keen mind and wit, lively discussion was always on the 
table when Martin was around. Resistant to the digital age, Martin 
did finally “give in” when a “smartphone” was a necessary part of 
starting his new truck. Motivation is everything. Humor was never 
far from hand either. Denglish, the spoken language of many Danish 
immigrants was part of family banter and always a guaranteed laugh. 
Miss an episode of Seinfeld? Martin could help you out! World politics, 
history, no problem. 

But at the core, farming was the backdrop of his life. Early childhood 
photos of Martin were always with farm animals or out in the middle 
of a field, and in that regard, little changed over his lifetime. 

Survived by his sister Joanne Hansen (Trish Stenson), his brother 
Jack’s family, Connie Hansen, Warren Hansen (Tricia) & family, 
Christine Beermann (Nick) & family, Jackie Ann Heck (Gord) & family, 
and Lisa Jo Heck (Ryan) & family, and brother Soren’s family, Dana 
Hansen (Morten Pedersen), and Kylene Heykants (Adam). Martin 
was predeceased by his brothers Soren Hansen and Jack Hansen, 
father Kaj Hansen, mother Valborg Hansen, and step-mother Erna 

We are all the sum of our relationships with each other. Do you have 
a story to tell about Martin? Please post on the website of Wilson’s 
Funeral Chapel 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no service will be held at this time. A 
celebration of life will be held at a future date. 



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