The Family of Hank Bueckert is sad to announce the passing of their beloved husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived and much loved by his wife of 26 years Joyce, his sister Agnes; his children Diana (Fred), Ray (Wendy), Brenda (Dennis) Connie (Brian), and Terry (Dale), and his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Hank was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Georgie and his siblings Carl, Peter, Frank and Sue. Hank lived a full and active life. He was a man who was an avid sports enthusiast. During his formable years Hank raised his family in Kamloops and nurtured his love of hockey by becoming a coach, referee, and a radio colour commentator for the Kamloops Chiefs. He enjoyed fishing the many lakes in the area, golfing regularly as a member of the KGCC and curling at the Kamloops Curling Club. He enjoyed many, many more sports activities, some of which was supporting his children and grandchildren by cheering them on from the sidelines.
In his later years, Hank and his wife Joyce enjoyed travelling to the many golf courses in BC. They eventually moved, bringing Joyce back and introducing Hank to the wonderful community of 100 Mile House. It was here that Hank honed his pool and carpet bowling skills and enjoyed spending time with his wife, their friends and the community surroundings. Hank worked hard to support his family by working many jobs. He became a Real Estate Agent in the late 1960’s and retired from that in 1998. Hank believed in community and volunteered in various organizations including Meals on Wheels, the Red Cross, and he organized golf tournaments to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He was full of life. As his life came to the end, Hank said he had no regrets. He had a wonderful and loving family. He passed away peacefully after a very short hospital stay.
On behalf of Hank, his family would like to send heartfelt gratitude to the many caregivers and especially to Dr. Geerts for his exceptional, compassionate care. Please join Hank’s family in a Celebration of Life on Saturday October 24th 2015 at 1:00pm at the Creekside Seniors Center in 100 Mile House BC.
In keeping with Hank’s wishes, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the 100 Mile District General Hospital.