Doris Hanson

Doris Elizabeth Hanson

Saturday, April 17th, 1948 - Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Hanson, Doris Elizabeth, 71, Yarmouth, passed away July 17, 2019. Born April 17, 1948 in Greenville, she was a daughter to the late Enos and Rosalie (Turner) Falls and a proud member of the Acadia First Nation. Doris moved to Halifax in 1969, starting her career at the Chronicle Herald and Standard Advertising from 1974-1999. Moving “home” in 1999 she began working at Acadia First Nation. She enjoyed walks, puzzles, cryptograms, sewing, she could take anything apart and fix it, animals, especially her baby Duke. In recent years she loved to learn about her culture and where she came from along with reconnecting with her childhood friends from Greenville. She is survived by her sons John (Joanne) Falls, Halifax; Corrie (Cheyenne Burke) Falls, Arcadia; step-daughters Debbie VanSoest, Alberta; Kathy Jourdain, Bedford; Robin Hanson, Digby; brothers Alfie Thompson, Ontario; Hallet (Barb) Turner, Greenville; Richard (Elaine) Falls, Halifax; Sydney Falls, Yarmouth Reserve; Perry (Susan) Falls, Edmonton; Danny (Rhonda) Falls, Yarmouth Reserve; Michael (Donna) Falls, Yarmouth; Bruce (Victoria Ogden) Falls, Greenville; Ray (Kathy) Falls, Yarmouth Reserve; Ben Falls, Yarmouth Reserve; Curtis (Michelle) Falls, Arcadia; sisters Cora (Phil) Hutchinson, Maine; Martha Falls, Yarmouth Reserve; Josephine (Glen Boudreau) Falls, Yarmouth; Rachel (Melburne Francis) Falls, Greenville; Marie (Curtis Ritchie) Falls, Yarmouth Reserve; grandchildren Devon; Damon; Alix; Erin; Jewel; many nieces, nephews, cousins also great nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 23 years, Frederick Hanson; sister Rosemary in infancy. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, 567 Main St., Yarmouth. A memorial service will take place Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. from the Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. William Crawford officiating. Interment to follow in the Greenville Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Gilles Boudreau Cancer Help Fund. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guest book on-line at
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Rev. William "Bill" Crawford
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 |
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
    Greenville Cemetery
    Greenville , NS B5A 5J6
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Posted at 08:41am
My condolences to Doris’ family. She was a very lovely lady and will be missed dearly by family and community.

Cathy G

margaret merineau

Posted at 01:57pm
prayers goes out to the family, may god keep his hands on the family in this time of sorrow.

Alvin and Rev. Wanda Lawrence

Posted at 11:34pm
Hallet and Barb and family of Doris Hanson we extend our sincere sympathy to you at this time of bereavement, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Alvin and Rev. Wanda Lawrence

Mark Falls and Family

Posted at 09:33am
My deepest heart felt condolences to John, Cory and Family.
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