Category Archives: Remember

Al Hansen

Al Hansen Alen HansenLong time DUCW member Al Hansen will be forever remembered.

ALEN TREVOR HANSEN April 14, 1924 – May 23, 2014 “I Have Passed From This Life To Another”


Al Hansen delivering a speech at our ANZAC Day ceremony in 2013 at the DUCW club. Jenny Gates photo.

Dad passed away peacefully with family by his side, at the St. Boniface Hospital, on May 23, 2014 at 1835 hours. We grieve deeply for the loss of this honourable man. He is survived by Millicent, his wife of 59 years. Predeceased by his eldest son, Robert Alen, in 1976. He is survived by his son Brett (Diane), daughters Jo Ann (Ralph) and Shannon (John). Continue reading

Rob Vernon 1960–2013

Ron Vernon at the DUCW Christmas party, December 2012

Ron Vernon at the DUCW Christmas party, December 2012

Sad news to share with you all that DUCW member Rob Vernon has passed away. Condolences to his immediate family – Jacqueline, Peter and Southerly – and to his family and friends in Australia.

For those of you who worked alongside Rob at any of the Folklorama pavilions, please send Jacqueline any stories you remember of Rob’s work there and his time as ambassador. And if you have any stories of Rob that you would like to share with his family, please send them to

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