Pamela Teresa Hanson (nee Rockwood)
Passed on: February 27th, 2013
1952 - 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pamela Teresa Hanson of Red Deer, Alberta, on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Penticton, British Columbia, at the age of 60 years. Pamela was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on September 12, 1952. She was raised in St. John’s attending St. Patrick’s, Mary Mother of Hearts, and then Memorial University graduating as a medical social worker. Pamela left for Edmonton, Alberta, in 1981 to work in her chosen profession, first at the University Hospital, then at the Royal Alexander Hospital. She later worked as a social worker with the Alberta government in various capacities in Peace River and Red Deer. For the last fifteen years Pamela was at home devoting her time to family as a homemaker and her community through service in various church and parachurch ministries. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Ron Hanson; son Carter Hanson of Edmonton, Alberta; daughter Morgan Hanson of Calgary, Alberta; brothers: Ed Rockwood of Paradise, Newfoundland, Ron Rockwood of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Syd Rockwood of Ottawa, Ontario; sisters: Irene Eddy of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Trudy Rockwood of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Judy Rockwood of St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is also survived by many extended family, neighbors, and a host of friends. Pamela is predeceased by her parents Harry and Elizabeth Rockwood and sister Edna Spurrell. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at Parkland Funeral Home on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Victory Church, 98 Oberlin Avenue, Red Deer, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Chuck Roth officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Potters Hands, 4935 51 St, Red Deer, Alta. T4N 2A8. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.