OAKFIELD - Timmy Dean Hanson Sr., 55, died August 23, 2014 at his home, with his son and daughter by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 29, 1959, in Hartford, Conn, the son of Gilbert and Joyce (Kelly) Hanson.
Tim worked as a union millwright for 30 plus years, which allowed him to travel all over the country. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and he loved to ride his Harley, ATV's and snowmobiles.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce and Norman Sleeper of Bangor; his children, Tim Hanson Jr. and Lindsi Hanson both of Oakfield; siblings, Mark Hanson of Kokomo, Ind, Cathy Hanson of Somerfield, FL, Steve and Diane Hanson of Newport; uncle, Ben Hanson of Medway, whom was like a second father to him; his children's mother, Penny Laser; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, especially his best buddy, Danny Hustus and special cousins, Kevin, Keith and Krystal Wasson. He was predeceased by his father, Gilbert; step-father, Carlton Buck.
A service will be held in his honor to celebrate Tim's life 2 p.m. on Friday, August 29th at the Charleston Pentecostal Church, 185 Main Road, Charleston with Matthew Ward officiating. For those who wish to remember Tim in a special way please make a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Dad, we will see you and Benji on the dark side of the moon. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us - we will continue to live your legacy. We love you Dad!! (Please keep this in mind) Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally wore out, shouting "Holy smokes! What a ride"
Published in BDN Maine on Aug. 26, 2014