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Tubman Funeral Home

224 Company Ave, Fort Qu'appelle, SK

OBITUARY

Eric Folmer Hansen

August 28, 1930October 19, 2014
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Folmer Hansen, of Hansen- Ross Pottery which operated in Fort Qu’Appelle from the late 1950s to 2005, died in Echo Lodge, Fort Qu’Appelle on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. It was Folmer’s request not to have a funeral service. He will be cremated and interred in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu’Appelle. Folmer Hansen was born in Denmark. Leaving family behind, he immigrated to Canada in 1957. Apart from a host of valley friends and countless worldwide Hansen-Ross collectors, he is survived by a special friend Lee-Anne Schmit. The Tubman Funeral Home will host a memorial book signing at 204 Company Avenue in Fort Qu’Appelle on Thursday, October 30, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Friends of Folmer will have the opportunity on this “come and go” day to have a coffee and a Danish pastry. Friends are encouraged to bring one of Folmer’s ceramic art creations to be photographed for the Everlasting Memorial® established in his name at www.tubmanfh.com . Friends from afar will be able to forward Hansen-Ross creations by email in .jpeg format to tubman.funeral.home@sasktel.net . On line memories of Folmer may be made at www.tubmanfh.com.

Services

  • Everlasting Memorial Book Signing Thursday, October 30, 2014

Memories

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Yoshimi Nishi

October 30, 2014

Folmer made a very strong impressions on me when I first visited him and David in summer of 1973. He was always quiet and his eyes were strong as if he could see through you.But whenever I visited, he always welcomed me with warm smile.
His humor was unique and I always enjoyed it.
I look forward to our next visit when I join him up there!

Martin Norby

October 26, 2014

Folmer made a huge impression on the family in Denmark. Growing up, I clearly remember the times Folmer and David visited us. It was a memorable experience, that I will never forget. The adventure of moving to Canada from Naestved, was unreal at that time, and was an inspiration for me. My mom passed away a couple of years ago, and I was happy that she got to visit Folmer (her cousin) in 2011. She was thrilled that she finally got to Canada, and got to experience, what Folmer was drawn to, so many years earlier. Thank you, Folmer, for the way you have touched our lives.

Sallie Boschung née Matthews

October 25, 2014

I have fond childhood memories of crossing the backlane between our house and 'the Pottery Shop' to visit 'Mr. Hansen' and 'Mr. Ross', as they both worked at their wheels. I remember them giving me a lump of clay and wrapping me in a potter's apron to 'work' alongside them. Folmer's quiet smile, the smell of his pipe and the twinkle in his eyes are part of those warm little girl memories of mine. Years and years later, on a trip back to the Fort, I stopped into visit Folmer, and he remembered me.... Thank you Folmer. May God bless your journey on....

October 25, 2014

We, too, have fond memories of Folmer and David from our days teaching in Fort Qu'Appelle in the early 60's. They were both such talented artists.

Les and Shirley (Loveridge) Blakley

Connie Chaplin

October 24, 2014

"We spent a lot of years, a lot laughs, wine and food together with Folmer . I feel honored to have had the incredible experience of working with Folmer, creating, learning and loving the art of pottery. I hope to pass this passion on for future generations to enjoy and learn. Thank you Folmer for sharing your knowledge with us, your pottery family....." Connie (Talbot) Chaplin

Donna Ralph/ Allie Nicole Steele/Biever

October 24, 2014

I too feel very blessed to have had Folmer in my life and in my girls lives. He was a very important and loved member of our families. It was never a proper trip home to the Valley without seeing our Folmer. Fortunately
for us we have some very cherished works of art and very cherished memories of this unique man. RIP

Darci Mitchell

October 23, 2014

I feel so blessed to have known Folmer for all the years I was growing up in Fort Qu'Appelle, and continued a friendship for many more years after. He was a soft spoken and gentle person, always so generous. He was such a treasure to the Valley, and I'm sure he will be missed by many.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Remembering Hansen-Ross pottery from when we were teachers in Ft. Qu'Appelle around 1960. (Les and Shirley (Loveridge) Blakley)

FROM THE FAMILY

Remembering Hansen-Ross pottery from when we were teachers in Ft. Qu'Appelle around 1960. (Les and Shirley (Loveridge) Blakley)

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Remembering Hansen-Ross pottery from when we were teachers in Ft. Qu'Appelle around 1960. (Les and Shirley (Loveridge) Blakley)

FROM THE FAMILY

Remembering Hansen-Ross pottery from when we were teachers in Ft. Qu'Appelle around 1960. (Les and Shirley (Loveridge) Blakley)

FROM THE FAMILY

A cow measuring 30 cms by 10 cms, and is the test piece of work finishing Folmer's apprenticeship from Kahler's Pottery, Naestved, Denmark (from around 1950). In the memory of a very kind and honest man and cousin! (Hanne Pico (born Hansen) Odense, Denmark and Hannes' brother Flemming Dahl Hansen, Aarhus, Denmark - cousins of Folmer Hansen (our father was the brother of Folmer's father))

FROM THE FAMILY

A vase measuring 10 cms by 10 cms and was a gift to our parents during Folmer's visit to them and us in the fifties. In the memory of a very kind and honest man and cousin! (Hanne Pico (born Hansen) Odense, Denmark and Hannes' brother Flemming Dahl Hansen, Aarhus, Denmark - cousins of Folmer Hansen (our father was the brother of Folmer's father))

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Bowl - sage coloured bowl with design on front. (Bill Birns, Fort Qu'Appelle)

FROM THE FAMILY

Tea kettle with bamboo handle (Bill Birns, Fort Qu'Appelle)

FROM THE FAMILY

Vase - purple with glaze (Denton Keating)