Heinrich “Hank” Wieckhoff

Heinrich  "Hank" Wieckhoff

Born June 20, 1935 in Bordesholm Germany passed away on May 16, 2014 at the age of 78 at his home in Kimberley BC with his family at his side.

Hank was the first of 6 children born to Alma and Walter Wieckhoff. After receiving his Master Bakers degree in Germany he immigrated to Canada in 1958. Hank travelled across Canada, settling in Ocean Falls, B.C., where he met and married his future ex-wife Micheline Boillat, May 1, 1962. The couple relocated to Kimberley, B.C where they raised their 5 daughters.

Hank enjoyed the outdoors and was awed by all creation. During his retirement years he continued to enjoy the outdoors and baking pastries for neighbors and friends.

Hank was pre-deceased by his parents Alma and Walter Wieckhoff.

Hank is survived by his daughters Ruth (Jamie) Milton, Yvonne (Glen) Dickey, Reesa Northcott, Bruce Northcott, Amber (Mark) Anderson, Kyana (Mike) Peardon.

13 Grandchildren; Kalen (Ashley) Dickey, Dustin (Rebecca) Dickey, Hayden, Courtland, and Halsey Northcot), Tanner and Kyanna Milton, Lucas and Jacob Anderson, Michelle, Brett, Anson and Owen Peardon. Papa Hank is also survived by his 2 great grandchildren Charlie and Otis Dickey.

Hank also leaves behind his family in Germany, a brother Karl-Heinz, sisters; Helga, Grete, Antje and Dorte. As well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

His legacy to his family is his great sense of humor, his positive outlook, his strong faith in God and his ability to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.


Memorial service to be held:

Friday, May 23rd at 2:00 pm

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,

665 304th St.


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