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Rita HANSFORD

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September-18-14
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Hansford, a very special teacher to me in formative years. When I had trouble, she helped me; when I got something right, she encouraged me; easily the most empathetic teacher I ever had. We will raise a toast to her at our 50th class reunion and thank her for three very good years in elementary.
September-18-14
Rita Hansford was very literally a life-saver. I hope she had some sense of that. As one of the fortunate students she inspired during her Enrichment Class years in Surrey, BC, I have often wondered what would have become of me had her teaching not stoked my love of learning. I KNOW her influence kept me sane and at least engaged through the years following the class disbanding after Grade 7. And I'm pretty certain my life would not have been nearly as fulfilling and enriched throughout without her formative influence. My only regret is not having the opportunity to get to know her outside the classroom. Rest in Peace, lovely lady.
September-18-14
Mrs. Hansford was the kindest and most inspirational teacher I had ever known. Caring, gentle, thought provoking, classy, passionate and revered best describe the woman who helped stimulate my interest in learning during three very important formative years in my life. Thank you so much and may you rest in peace with the knowledge that you had such a favourable impact on so many lives.
Dave Mihalech
September-18-14
Mrs. Hansford was the kindest and most inspirational teacher I had ever known. Caring, gentle, thought provoking, classy, passionate and revered best describe the woman who helped stimulate my interest in learning during three very important formative years in my life. Thank you so much and may you rest in peace with the knowledge that you had such a favourable impact on so many lives.
September-17-14
I attended the Enrichment Class from 1960 to 1963 and Mrs. Hansford was my teacher. Having come from a very poor family with only my mother to care for six boisterous children, Mrs. Hansford provided this child with a wonderfully stimulating classroom atmosphere filled with enchantment, encouragement and enlightenment. Although my family moved away before the class completed in 1964, I left a very different and thoughtful young child than when I enrolled. My childhood was blessed by this lady...may she rest in peace. Paul Hanson.

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Mrs. Hansford and the Enrichment Class, 1963 Ken and I were married on 7 July last year.
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