Hank Lundquist

With deep sorrow, the family of John Henry “Hank” Lundquist announce his “Movin’ On” at Salmon Arm, B.C. on Sunday, June 25th, 2006, at age 75, after a lengthy illness. Hank was born June 7th, 1931, at the family farm in Enderby, spending his life in the area. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Grace, his children Roxanna (Leonard) Martindale, Dani (Mark) Woodman, Dave (Bonnie) Lindsay Lundquist and Jon (Cassandre), his grandchildren Trevor and Megan Martindale, Lanette and Kelsey, Hunter & Joe, Kelsey and Amanda Prinz and great-grandson Josh, his Mother-in-law Mildred Frederick, sisters Ruth Nadrozny and Mary Widmark, brother Hilding, sisters-in-law Del Frederick and Elsie Lundquist, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents John (1961) and Ada (1967), brother Alf (2003), brother-in-law Dan Frederick (2001) and Father-in-law Bert Frederick (2005).

Hank was a conscientious truck driver for 44 years, from age 16 hauling lumber for Acutt & Tipton of Kingfisher, driving log truck for 25 years for Raboch Sawmills, Baird Bros., R.V. Schmidt & Sons and Chaput Logging, hauling hog fuel for Dan Chambers Trucking and 16 years driving tanker truck for Okanagan Dairy Transport, when ill health forced his retirement in 1991. In earlier years he also worked some Sundays as a fill-in driver for Noca Dairies and a volunteer bus driver for the Evangelical Chapel.

Hank loved music, played the guitar and singing, especially Hank Snow songs, entertaining the family by the hour. He was a member of the family band, the Riverside Ramblers, later the Play-mates, as well as playing for the Toe Tappers and occasionally the Swingsters. As well as playing, he also enjoyed dancing.

Hank really enjoyed camping vacations at Mabel Lake, usually with close friends, the Rausers, and particularly fishing with Isy, taking the kids waterskiing, tubing, etc., or helping Harry with camp ‘construction’. Another favorite was hunting trips to Quesnel and hunting with Dave. Hank also enjoyed hilarious card games, watching hockey or working in his garden. He was interested in the community; when time and health permitted, bowling, coaching hockey, belonging to the volunteer Fire Dept., Citizens on Patrol and being a crossing guard. He was a member of the Riverside Community Club, the Senior Citizens Society, and a long-time Director of the Enderby & District Museum Society. He was proud to drive the old fire truck in the parades. Hank liked people and met many in his life and career – we couldn’t go anywhere without someone recognizing him and stopping to chat.

Hank was very proud of his family and he has left them a legacy of love, laughter and remembrance. He will be truly missed.

As per his wishes, there was no service but a ‘Celebration of Life’ tea at the Seniors’ Complex on Thurs., June 29th at 11:00 a.m. The eulogy was lovingly written by his children and given by Jon (a tough job well done).

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to may donate to the B.C. Lung Association or the Enderby Museum Society. Cremation, Arrangements were in care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services.

Vernon Morning Star

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