Hanson: Donald James, a resident of Chatham and formerly of Dawn Twp. passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the age of 82. Born in Dawn Twp., son of the late John and Hattie (Jones) Hanson. Beloved husband of Joan (Barker) Hanson. Loving father of Philip (Ida), Michael (Debra), Susan Ennis (David), Katherine Buchholz (John), Donald Jr. (Sandy), Jeffrey (Tina). Cherished grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lucille Cooper and Lorraine Brown-Johnston. Also survived by sisters-in-law Mary Lian, Gladys Tabor, Gina Barker, brothers-in-law Gerald Ladd, Jerry Houston and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Clifford (1932), a sister Jean Ladd (1996),  a sister-in-law Eunice Houston, brothers-in-law Charles Lian and Clayton Barker. At Don’s request a Private Family Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Dresden Cemetery. If desired donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, Dresden.

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