Family and friends sadly announce the passing of Hans Swinkels on January 24, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Hans was born February 26, 1949 (age 67). He was a pilot, minnow trapper, bush worker (faller), heavy equipment operator, farmer, collector and all around good guy. Hans relocated to British Columbia in the 70’s and loved living in B.C. He spent his formative years in Finland and Off Lake, Ontario area where many of his skills were honed and lasting friendships were made. Hans was predeceased by his Mother and Father.
Left to mourn his passing are his sons Neil, John and Jason. His sister, Frances, grandchildren Isaac, Elliot and a very dear friend Wanda who was with him at his side till the very end. Also his many friends in the area. Hans will be missed and remembered.