Squamish's Muriel Hanson to be memorialized on TV show 

Hanson, who died Sunday, to be remembered on ABC's A Million Little Things

click to enlarge FACEBOOK PHOTO / MURIEL HANSON - Squamish's Muriel Hanson.
  • Facebook photo / Muriel Hanson
  • Squamish's Muriel Hanson.

Squamish's Muriel "Mouse" Hanson, the single mom of two daughters who succumbed to cancer on Sunday, will be honoured in an upcoming episode of A Million Little Things.

Chris Baker, a stagehand and film technician who works on the Vancouver-shot drama, said in Episode 15, she will be remembered, along with others.

Check the end credits vanity card, he said, adding he couldn't say too much more as he can't give away any story details.

"She and I worked at the Cambie hotel in Vancouver together," the Vancouver resident told The Squamish Chief. "She was an amazing person.... I wish nothing but the best for her daughters."

ABC's A Million Little Things revolves around a group of Boston friends. When one of them dies by suicide, the remaining friends start to truly live.

One of the enduring themes of the show is the importance of friendship.

Hanson was a beloved local whose friends remembered in online posts as being positive and always ready to lend a hand to others.

She died Jan. 27 of Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), a rare complication of cancer just weeks after finding out her illness was terminal.

About a year ago, Hanson found a lump in her nose that was later diagnosed as cancer.

A celebration of life for Hanson is set for Feb. 16 at Squamish's Totem Hall at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to come with stories that could be shared with Hanson's daughters.

Several fundraisers have been launched to help support her mother, Sue Hanson Yates who is caring for her granddaughters.

To donate via an email transfer, send to shansonhousefund@gmail.com.

A "Muriel & Family 'FUN'draiser," is scheduled for Feb. 2. from, 12 to 5 p.m. starting at Squishy's Fun Zone and heading to HappiMess at Eaglewind.

For more information on all the ways to support the family, watch the "Supporting Muriel's Chicklets," Facebook page.

This story was originally published in The Squamish Chief on Jan. 30.

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