With heavy hearts the family of Jack Wiegerinck announce his passing on Sept 7, 2011 at Glacier View Lodge. Jack was born in St. Paul Alberta on Jan 2, 1927 to Angeline Vermaas and Leonard both of Holland. Jack leaves to mourn his wife Betty (Elizabeth) sons Shane of Comox, Paul (Donna) of Black Creek, Christine (Jonathan) of Willow Point, grand children Scott, Sheldon of Courtenay and Sarah of Ft. McMurray, sister Paula (deceasaed) and sister Theodora of Black Creek.
During Jack’s growing up years his family operated a small farm near St. Paul, later moving to Elk Point where his mother practiced medicine.
Jack joined the R.C.M.P. in 1947 and went to depot division in Regina where he took training which included equitation. From Regina he was posted to Cornwall, Ont and later Ottawa.
Jack met Betty in Ottawa and they married in North Bay Oct 3, 1953. The next posting was Prince Rupert later that year. Prince Rupert was a real adventure with fisherman and loggers coming to town with lots of money which made a rowdy town with many challenges for the R.C.M.P.
Two sons were born in Prince Rupert and Daughter in Duncan. Duncan was a bigger policing area and gave alot of variety in work for all members. Six years were spent in Duncan and the Jack was posted to Ucluelet in 1961 and policing work easily took up two men and kept them busy around the clock. Ucluelet and Long beach was a glorious place to live as Long Beach was a big attraction to all and families would bring picnics to meet together at the beach.
After three years there (which was not long enough in Jack’s eyes) he and family were off to Maillardville, (Coquitlam) and this would be a challenge as this was big city work. Once again Jack took it in stride and after 4 years he took early retirement and moved to the Comox Valley where they purchased the El Morrocco Motel in 1969 which is now the site of the 17th. St. bridge. After the selling the Motel, he started his own construction business and built more 20 homes in the Valley, he enjoyed construction work very much. His next adventure was selling real estate for Holland Reality which he worked at for 8 years and found very rewarding.
One of Jack and Betty’s favorite past times was spending time on there boat. Jack devoted many years as a director of Coast Community Credit Union and also several years with Sandwick water board.
In lieu of flower donations could be made to Glacier View Lodge or a charity of your choice. Celebration of life will be held on Oct. 15, 2011 from 2pm-4pm at Piercys Funeral Home.