It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our father, papa and friend.
Vick was born in Denmark and grew up to be a jack-of-all trades while working on the family’s tobacco farm. He brought those talents with him when he came to Canada in 1950. When he returned there the following year, he told his family about the wonders he encountered here. He returned to Canada and began his new life in Alberta. He then went on to the Yukon and began road building with White Pass, spent time underground at Keno Hills and Britania Beach mines. Vick met the love of his life in Whitehorse and married in 1958. They began their family in the Yukon and together they all came to Kamloops where he continued his jack-of-all trades lifestyle.
Vick loved nothing more in his retirement years than exploring around the Kamloops areas, visiting his favorite coffee shops along the way and finally settling on the cafe in Savona as his go to place. His kind and gentle nature garnered him many friends and everyone would welcome him as he came through any door. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to hear a good joke. After he broke his hip and was unable to drive, the family continued his tradition of heading out for coffee and you could always count on him to say "It's on me!"
Vick will be deeply missed by his son, Cliff Hansen (Roxanne Savard) of Kamloops and daughter, Kim Hansen of Calgary. His "grandchildren" Breanna O'Donnell (Allan Angeles) and Christopher O'Donnell of Vancouver Island. His cherished longtime friends Agnes Morris of the Yukon and Ken and Jan "No.1" Spiess of Kamloops. His love, protection, strength and principles will live on in all of us.
Vick was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Ilse (2005) as well as parents, brothers and sisters left in Denmark.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please smile, hug your loved ones and say hello to a stranger.
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