Emily was born on March 12, 1923 in Pikwitonei, Manitoba. She was one of eight children. Emily spent most of her early years living between Natawanan, the Trap Line and Pikwitonei. She married Hilmer Hanson in 1942 and had 1 son, Lloyd. When Hilmer passed away, she then lived in Pikwitonei. Her second husband was Oscar Olson and they had 1 daughter, Ann-Margaret. She was always known for her big beautiful garden, being a hard worker and loving her family.
She may not have worked out of the home but was always busy and found ways to help others. Emily moved to Thompson in 1979 due to her daughter having to come here for school, and Oscar’s failing health. When Oscar passed away in 1982, she lived by herself until moving in with her daughter in 1997, where she then lived until having to go into a Personal Care Home in 2012.
Dementia stole a lot from Emily when it came to memories and abilities, but it did not take her quick wit, her stubbornness, and her motherly love. She was always more worried about someone else and whether they were hungry, tired or cold. She was known at the Home for always saying “You work too hard. Come and sit down for a while.” Emily will be missed by many family members and friends.
Emily is predeceased by her parents, Sarah and Robert, brothers, Sandy and Kenneth, sisters, Jocella and Helen, Her first husband, Hilmer, and her second husband Oscar.
She leaves to mourn, her son Lloyd, daughter, Ann-Margaret and “best” son-in-law, Donald. Her brother Albert, and sisters, Nellie and Margaret. Grandchildren, Toni, Dennis, Dustin and Dwayne Hanson, Daniel and Dylan Ellsworth. Great grandchildren, Jayden and Nick Hanson, Khloe and Elyse Ellsworth, along with many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great nieces.
Cremation has taken place and Memorial Service held on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 1:00pm at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in Thompson, officiated by Rev. Jean Arthurson, Musician Bob Goulding