Surrounded by his family, Vic Hancock passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the age of 73. Born in Selkirk, Man., June 14, 1931, he was a resident of Chilliwack since 1973.
Vic was an active member of the Lions Club since 1979 and was instrumental in bringing the flea market to Chilliwack. He volunteered with the Volunteers for Sight, the Roy Campbell Lodge Senior Housing Society, and the Chilliwack Community Living Society. Additionally, he and wife Iva were founding members of the B.C. Spina Bifida Association.
Vic was proud to serve with the Canadian armed Forces for 25 years, including time in Cyprus as a U.N. Peacekeeper. He was a member of Branch 4 Royal Canadian Legion, and Branch 24 Chilliwack Senior Veteran’s Society.
Vic is survived by his wife of 45 years, Iva; his son Doug Adair (Diane) of Pitt Meadows; daughters, Dawn Hancock of Calgary, Alta., Lynne Pearson (Matt) of Kirkland, WA., Kim Britton (Mike) of Chilliwack, and Erin Hancock of Sardis. Vic was the proud grandfather of Lisa and Danielle Adair, Joel, Laura and Katie Burke, Will and Joy Pearson, and Joshua, Mackenzie, and Lucas Britton. He was also a proud great-grandfather to Hunter. He is lovingly remembered by sisters, Mildred Clemons of Selkirk, Man., Gwen Goodman of Selkirk, Man., Doris Haller of Surrey, and Gale Mayo (Bruce), also of Surrey.
Vic was predeceased by his father Harry, mother Stella; sisters, Geri Passmore and Norma Reid, and Alice Olsen.
Vic was a dedicated volunteer, a staunch and loyal friend, a loving husband, and a beloved father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Chilliwack United Church on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chilliwack Society for Community Living, 9353 Mary St., Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 4G9.