Saturday, December 13
Archerwill Hall, Archerwill SK
Theresa Mary (Baumel) Hanson was born to Elizabeth and Joseph Baumel on February 17, 1924. She was the fourth child in a family of five.
The family lived in Denzel, Sask., from 1914 to 1927. They then moved to Provost, Alta. Two years later they moved to Humboldt. Another move came in 1933 to Archerwill, where they settled on NW 15-40-14. It was there that Theresa's father made his contribution to the area, cutting logs into lumber. The sawmill was powered by a large steam engine. Many people bought their lumber from him to build their houses and other buildings. Theresa remembered piling lumber, shovelling sawdust, rolling logs and so on for the mill. She attended Echo Park School, which was about a four-mile walk every day, no matter what weather conditions.
In 1942 she married Ralph Hanson. To this union their son Quentin was born. They settled on a farm three miles east of Archerwill. Times were hard in the first years, but Theresa loved being involved in the care of animals. She enjoyed making them as comfortable as possible and found it very rewarding to nurse a sick animal back to good health. To her this was a big part of farming.
In the later years, her health started to change with the loss of her memory and she was needing more help. In 2010 her new home became Parkland in Melfort. There she stayed until her passing on December 5 with Quentin and Charmaine by her side.
Theresa was predeceased by her husband Ralph; parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; brother Joseph; and sisters, Emma and Lena.
She leaves behind her son Quentin (Charmaine); grandsons, Kevin (Sherralee) and Chris; great-granddaughters, Kelsey and Brooke; brother Albert (Sonia); brother-in-law Gordon; as well as many nieces and nephews.