Wallace William Hacking

Born in London, Ontario June 1st, 1931 passed away November 17th, 2013 at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC. He has been a resident of George Derby Centre in Burnaby for the past three years. He was predeceased by his father, William Hacking, mother, Alma Goodwin and his brother David Hacking. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Patricia, sons David (Diane) and Robert (Jacqueline), daughters Angela Patterson, Theresa Harrett (Wayne) and Karen Lawrenson (David), 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Wallace was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 years. Upon retirement from the Canadian Forces, he worked as a Registered Practical Nurse at St Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC then formed the Outdoor College where he worked with troubled youth, teaching them survival skills as well as life skills. He also worked through the school system, teaching Safe and Sound Survival to children from Grades 1 through 7. He was instrumental in forming the Comox Valley Search and Rescue. He also worked as a Realtor in the Comox Valley and retired from the Empress Hotel, in Victoria, where he was head of their Security Team.

Wallace loved the outdoors and was an ardent fisherman. In later years he and Pat travelled extensively in their RV through Canada and the United States, making lasting friendships along the way.

A private Memorial Service was held on Nov. 21st at Henderson’s Funeral Chapel in Langley, BC. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.


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