Jurrien “Jack” Wilts
October 23, 1926 – July 15, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Wilts on July 15, 2016 at Stanford Place in Parksville, BC.
Jack was born on October 23, 1926 in Groningen, Netherlands. After a career in the Dutch Army and the insurance industry, he emigrated with his family to Victoria, BC in 1965, where he received the nickname “Jack” from his fellow workers who couldn’t pronounce his Dutch name. Jack and his family resided in various locations in BC, Yukon, and Alberta before settling down and retiring on Vancouver Island.
Jack was pre-deceased by his wife of 50 years, Helen and his stepson, Gerry in 2006. He leaves behind sons, daughters, and stepsons, Ann, Hans, Henny, Harold, Ingrid, Ron, Ed and Paul as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
At Jack’s request, there will be no service and his ashes will be interred in the Yates Cemetery in Parksville, BC. His family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Stanford Place where Jack received exceptional care following his stroke in 2012.
Jack will never be forgotten for his great sense of humor, his everlasting smile, and his ability to make friends wherever he went. He will be greatly missed.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.