Joan Hanson Obituary, Death Cause – I am saddened to inform you of the demise of my cherished grandmother Joan Wright Hanson, and it is with a full understanding that I do so. This morning, after a long and brave battle with cancer, she passed away surrounded by loved ones close to her childhood home in New Brunswick, which is where she had moved back to after relocating to another city the previous year. After spending a significant amount of time in Hamilton, she returned to these, her origins, to spend time with her family and relax in an environment that was familiar and peaceful.
When she was around, there was never a dull moment since she was always eager to have a good time and crack filthy jokes. This ensured that there was never a dull moment. When we had some alone time together, like when I would hitch a ride with her from family gatherings back to the city, she was so much fun, and I felt like I connected with her on the deepest possible level. When I think back on it, I wish I had spent more time with her doing things like this. We have only recently been acquainted. Our attitudes, our senses of humor, and everything else we did was always in sync with one another.
My grandma had a strong and positive spirit, and she always accepted me for the person that I was in spite of my flaws. She would often ask me about my “boyfriends” over the years or would ask me if I had one every time we saw each other, and I’m so thankful that she was always welcoming of who I was with open arms from the very beginning. I never felt like I needed to change who I was because of her. She exuded a positive spirit and had a hilarious sense of humor at the same time. Given her background, religion, and age, she was one of the most “woke” individuals I knew because she always had an open mind and was willing to accept anyone who was a nice person.