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ILGINNIS, Hans Erick

1927 – 2013

Hans was born and educated in Germany. By trade he was a bricklayer and draftsman and had worked as such in Germany and Libya, Africa.

In 1954 he immigrated to Canada where he worked in Ocean Falls, B.C., Alberta, Wells, B.C. and Quesnel, B.C.

At retirement, he moved to Ladysmith, a pretty town, to spend the last 25 years of his life.

Hans loved life and had traveled extensively. Amongst his many hobbies were learning more languages and playing chess which won him two medals at the Senior’s Olympics. In Nanaimo he had joined the Jonanco Hobby Club, Esparanto Club, and the Radio Amateur Club. He was a very active and kind person, always ready to help other people. He had a rich life, full of experiences.

Finally, a heart attack and following stroke disabled and confined him to a wheelchair for 10 years. His last year was spent at the Lodge on Fourth in Ladysmith. To Dr. Lisinski, Dr. Kennedy, and the wonderful staff of the Lodge on Fourth, our sincere thanks for all your professional care.

Hans is survived by his wife of 52 years of marriage and numerous relatives in Germany.

As per Hans’ request, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be given to the charity of your choice.

Always your loving wife, Helga.

As a weary wanderer I have sought Thee and

now my weariness is gone. Thy Spirit has formed

a tent for me, and in its cool shade I linger,

and peace fills my soul. Thy presence has filled

me with peace. Thy love has placed before me a

feast of spirit, Yea Thy Spirit is my resting place

an oasis in the desert of the letter of truth.

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