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Roy Edwin Hanson

July 25, 1936 — December 27, 2021

Huntsville, Ontario

HANSON, Roy Edwin

Passed away suddenly at his home in Huntsville on December 27, 2021 at the age of 85.  Born on July 25, 1936 in Toronto to parents Fritz and Martha (nee Fors) Hanson who immigrated from Finland to Canada, settling in Windsor before moving to Toronto where Roy was born. Roy married Barbara Anne Leyland on September 7, 1957 in North York, Ontario.  Roy and Barbara lived in Toronto where Roy worked in the engineering department of the Toronto Transit Commission for 31 years before retiring in Muskoka.  His hobbies and interests include playing the viola which was hand carved by his father.  His musical interest led him to becoming a choir director of his church for 25 years.  He also formed a musical group who performed in many churches and conferences.  Roy was a gifted wood carver, winning competitions in Ontario.  Each married grandchild now has a hand carved bride and groom.

Roy will be dearly missed and never forgotten by his beloved wife Barbara Anne.  Cherished father of Paul (Heather) Hanson, Ruth-Anne (Paul) Simpson and Lisa (Mark) Nash.  Proud grandfather of Peter (Amanda) Simpson, Stephen (Grace) Simpson, Laura Simpson, Michael (Jaclyn) Nash, Adam Nash, Noah (Hannah) Hanson and Leah Hanson.  Great-grandfather of Levi, Jonah, Luke, Rowan and Rhys.  Dear brother of Gladys (Sid) Broomfield and Bob (Barb) Leyland.  Roy will be also missed by his many nieces and nephews both near and far.

Due to Covid restrictions, the funeral service will be private and by invitation only.  Friends are encouraged to join the live stream at 11:00 am on Monday, January 3, 2022.  The link for the live stream can be found below in the service section.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Village Missions of Canada or Gideons International in lieu of flowers.  Messages of condolence can be left at

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required to attend.  As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, COVID-19 protocols are in place; masks and social distancing are mandatory.

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