Dedicated member of Oil Wives and Legion
Lucille Shirley Hansen was born September 24, 1932 in Berwyn, Ab. She was the third child of four born to Chester and Edna Ricker (nee Showman). Lucille passed away peacefully on May 11, 2015 at the Coronation Hospital & Health Care Centre at the age of 82 years.
On October 20, 1950 Lucille married Donald Alderdice of Hardisty, Ab. at the age of 18. They had two sons, Lorne, born March 13, 1953 and Brian, born June 2, 1958.
Lucille was always a very hard worker; she helped with many of the farm chores. She also worked for neighbouring farmers cooking meals and baking pies for their hired hands.
Lucille, Donald and the boys did move to Penticton, B.C where Donald worked for Lucille’s brother for approximately one and a half years. Lucille and Donald then moved back into Hardisty where Lucille worked in the hospital cooking in the kitchen and at other jobs as well.
Lucille later relocated to the Coronation area where she met and eventually married Soren Hansen on September 24, 1976. They had a very successful tank truck business (Hansen’s Trucking) hauling crude oil contracted under Gibson’s Petroleum in Hardisty.
Lucille dispatched for a while out of their home but eventually went to work in various places in Coronation. She worked for Coronation Farm Equipment, Co-op, Dobson’s Jewellery, Pearl’s and Parker’s Variety Store.
Lucille was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years in Coronation. When the Legion disbanded in town years ago, she later joined the Stettler Legion. Lucille was also a very active member for many years for the Association of Oil Wives Clubs – Coronation.
Lucille was diagnosed with Dementia last summer which forced her to move to Assisted Living September 3, 2014. She made new friends and reunited with some old friends during her short eight month stay at Assisted Living.
Lucille is survived by her brother, Lyle Ricker, her son, Brian Alderdice (Dean Nikirk), daughter-in-law, Nola Alderdice, grandson’s, Brett Alderdice (Michel Morehouse), Brian Alderdice, granddaughter, Kelsey Alderdice (Allan Soule), two great grandchildren, Treyson and Karma Soule (twins) and numerous friends and family.
Lucille was predeceased by her father, Chester Ricker, step father, Bill Woodcock, mother, Edna Woodcock, brother, Ken Ricker, sister, Iris Ricker, son, Lorne Alderdice, daughter-in-law, Charlene Alderdice, nephew, Craig Ricker, sister-in-law, Jean Ricker, former husbands, Donald Alderdice and Soren Hansen and numerous friends and family.
A celebration of life was held at the Trinity United Church, Coronation, AB, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2 pm with the Rev. Susan Bowyer officiating.
The eulogy and special memories were shared by grandson Brett Alderdice. Congregational hymns were ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘In the Garden’ accompanied by pianist, Barbie Berg and organist, Margaret Evans.
A video presentation was played during the service. Following the service family and friends gathered in the lower hall of the church for a time of visiting and reminiscing. A lovely lunch was prepared and served by the Coronation Funeral Lunch Committee.
As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Lucille, memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society.
Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
403.578.2928 Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca.