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Murray Robert Hanson is survived by his parents Rod and Dona Hanson of Regina; brothers Terry (Daphne) Jade and Dakota, Rosharon, TX; Brad (Celyn) Chelsea, Zak, Amy and Caleb, Laveen, AZ; Milton and Lorraine Hanson, (Uncle and Aunt) Broadview, SK; Maxine Earl (Aunt), Mesa, AZ; lifetime friend Brian Forrest, Sherwood Park, AB; and Paula Hale, dear friend, Austin,TX as well as esteemed cousins, second cousins and friends. Murray was born in Regina, SK, attended Grant Road School, Campbell Collegiate and University of Tulsa, OK. Sports were his passion: a fierce competitor in any sport ranging from hockey to water skiing to football and finally soccer. He played T-Ball, hockey and football but soccer became his love. As he grew in his ability he took on a kicking position with the Regina Rams. He played pro and semi-pro soccer in Tulsa but ultimately he had knee surgery that sidelined his career forever. Then he became the Coach. His passion and love for the sport developed even further through his teams. He coached soccer in Ft. Worth and Arlington, TX and spent the last decade of his life in Austin, TX coaching boys and girls aged 11 to 16. "Coach Murray instilled confidence and coached with respect and grace". Austin was the place he wanted to be. He loved the activity on Congress street, from the piano bar to his favorite crossword puzzle coffee house. He had a great time exercising by running around Lake Austin or riding the trails. He was a solid golfer and was known to blow the froth off a couple. Murray Robert Hanson, an unassuming man that lived with integrity and respect for all, died at the youthful age of 49 from a chronic heart problem. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Whitmore Park United Church 336 Durham Drive, Regina at 2:00 p.m., The Reverends Tricia Gerhard and Carolyn McBean officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Murray's memory to Whitmore Park United Church or a charity of choice.
We miss you, Murray.
Published in The Regina Leader-Post from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2013