Harold Rodger Henson

November 19, 1931May 13, 2019

Hal Henson, aged 87 years, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019, in Langley, B.C., surrounded by family. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Nancy; son, Joe Henson (Mindy) and grandchildren Stephanie, Carolyn and Diana; daughter, Laura Bakker, grandchildren Brandon and Alex Albertson, Dylan and Jacob Bakker, great-grandchildren Kerissa, Titus, Teagan and Ashlyn; stepdaughter Michele Broadfoot (Sam) and grandchildren Ryan, Corey and Kim; stepdaughter Kelly Jacob and grandchildren Chantal, Sabrina and David Simak; and stepson Gary Jacob. His sisters, Joan McLean, Tiana Eustis (Rich) and Elena Dally (deceased) (Michael); his newly found half-brothers from Australia - Colin and Leslie Henson as well as many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Kay Henson.

Hal loved his job training his own racehorses at Hastings Park, Vancouver and he was successful at it. He was a most welcoming man who enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He was absolutely the best Dad ever, always there to help and he had vast knowledge about the world. Hal enjoyed round dancing and he could sing like Kenny Rogers. He loved life! We will all miss him greatly.

A Celebration of Hal’s life will be held on July 20th, 2019 at Williams Park in the sheltered picnic area from 4-9 p.m. This will be an alcohol free event.

Nancy Henson:


20 July

Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Williams Park

6595 238 St.
Langley, British Columbia, BC V1M 2R6


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Joe Henson

May 22, 2019

I will remember my father as a complex man with a brilliant mind, who always had an answer for all my questions.
In his long life he accomplished the only really important thing any of us can do - he loved and was loved.
My hero is gone, but his memory will continue to sustain me always. I will feel his presence every time I watch the races, every time I think "my Dad would know the answer to that", and every time my children recall the poems you taught them.
I will miss you forever.

Elaine Willard

May 19, 2019

Dear Nancy,
I am thinking about you and sending love. Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of your dear friend and husband Hal. You were the best wife ever, giving Hal such loving care when he needed it most. Remember that you are surrounded by people who care for you too.
Elaine and Christopher

Gabriel Lepkey

May 19, 2019

My sympathy and condolences to my sister, Nancy Henson, and her family on the loss of a dear husband, stepdad and granddad. Love and condolences are also sent by Nancy's brother-in-law, Gayheart and her nieces, Ashleigh and Alyson and nephew, Paul. We wish we could be there to love and comfort you at this difficult time but find solace knowing that your family is together there and supporting each other. We hope to be with you in person in the near future.

On the few occasions when any of us visited the Henson home in Vancouver or Langley, Hal was always a generous host who willingly accompanyed us on outings, even 'behind the stage' at the racetrack. We will miss that unassuming, handsome man with the mischievous smile.

Gabriel Lepkey and Family

Michele Broadfoot

May 18, 2019

I will always remember my "Step-Pop" with love. You always were so sweet and welcoming when we came over to visit. We would talk about birds, adventures and look at photos together. You always had great advice to give and lots of love. Cheers to you! We will all miss you so much! This picture is of you happily enjoying one of Mom's delicious home-cooked meals.

Laura Bakker

May 17, 2019

My dad always taught me to never look down to the ground and always to hold my head up high.. You were my first Love and the holder of my heart From the very beginning of my life ..the best teacher I could ever hope for always there to answer my questions when I had so much fear in this life..I was blessed when God gave me to you to be my dad <3

Nancy Henson

May 15, 2019

I can't believe you're gone , honey. We had almost 25 years together. You were a wonderful man. I thought that I could help you get better again but it wasn't meant to be. As I sit here in our living room I am reminded of how much you enjoyed your comfy home. You loved the birds and flowers in the backyard and often you would get your little bird book out and tell me about a new bird that you spotted. Hal , l miss you so much and l will love you forever and always. Humma Humma, Yumma, Yumma. One day we will dance again together in Heaven. Love ,Nanc.