Hansen, Arvid “Arv” Nis

November 9, 1955 – July 4, 2024
at the age of 68 years:     

Arvid Nis Hansen “Arv” “Geezer” November 9, 1955 – July 4, 2024 at the age of 68 years old.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arvid Nis Hansen.  Arvid died peacefully in the early hours of July 4th, at his home in Enderby, with his loving wife by his side.

Survived by his wife of 48 years Maureen Hansen, son Harley (Tanya) daughter Tanya Kraft, grandchildren, Jade, Makayla, Kylie, Kiera, Brayden, Brother Ed Hansen (JoAnne) sisters Rose Forsyth, Diana Jesse (Ron) and families.

Arv was born in Mission and moved to Enderby in 1973 where he met his wife Maureen (Ganske).  He spent his early working years in the dairy farming industry before obtaining his class 1 licence and pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a truck driver.  Arv worked for various different trucking companies over the years and owned his own truck for a period of time.  He transported products across Canada and over the border to the US. He gave up long hauling to be home with his family and drove dump truck for Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. in Armstrong until 2001. Arv finished up his career working for Castle Fuels in Salmon Arm for 15 ½ years before medical issues forced him into early retirement in 2017.

Arv will be remembered for his great sense of humour, his ability to make everyone around him laugh, and for his own unique and contagious laugh.

Geezer had a tough guy exterior but was actually a big softie. He loved his family dearly and each of his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. Geezer will be greatly missed!

Special thanks to Gwen Gatzke, the BC Ambulance staff, and Fischer’s Funeral Home.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

16 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear of Arvid’s passing I often wondered how he was doing when coming by your place on Baird’s hill. My sincere condolences DR

  2. So sorry to have heard about the Hansen family’s loss. Our thoughts go out to the whole family. Keep the good memories in mind now. We will keep you in our thoughts.

  3. We are very saddened by the news and send prayers and much love to the family. Arv was a part of the Castle Fuels family, and his son Harley continues to honor his dad with his amazing work ethic. RIP Arv, you will be missed.

  4. Hi Maureen. So sorry for your loss. It’s been a long time since I visited you folks in Enderby/Grindrod and I will always remember them as ‘great times.’ Arvid was a faithful friend, father and husband. I count it an honour to have known him and to have shared a lot of good times with you folks. I’ll never forget the ‘powder blue’ suits we wore at your wedding…. Miss ya Arv, old buddy.
    God bless you all in your hour of mourning.
    Bill Conway, Perth Western Australia

  5. I’m speechless. So very, very sad for your loss. Maureen, Harley, Tanya and your families please know that I am thinking about you all in your time of grief.

  6. Rest in peace my friend we’ve known one another since grade 3 you were one of the coolest guys in school my friend you will be missed by many I’ll see you when my time here is up tty then buddy

  7. Very sorry to hear of Arc’s passing

  8. So sorry to hear this sad news. He was a great guy. Loved when they’d zoom into Harley’s baseball games on his Harley. His laugh was infectious A very nice fella. Condolences to his family Sincerely. Ron and marg Hagardt.

  9. Cousin Maureen… So sorry to hear of Arvid’s passing He will be missed

  10. My baby brother! I will miss him so much. We had a special bond.. condolences to the family. RIP Arv. Love you

  11. Dear Maureen & Family. So sorry to hear of Arv’s passing. Our sympathy to you all. We wish you peace and the comfort of family and friends. God’s blessing on all of you. We love you.

  12. Rip geezer, you will be missed

  13. Yes he well be greatly missed. I was just explaining about Arv and his laugh . I have to grin when I remember . I’m glad to have had him in my life. You well be greatly missed cousin.

  14. Rip Dad. You and your contagious laugh will be missed.

  15. So sorry to hear the news. Hugs from all our family xoxo

  16. Very sorry to hear of Arc’s passing. My sympathy to you and your family.
    Jean McQuillan

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