It is with the heaviest of hearts that our family shares the passing of Wesley Lief Hegglund; taken from us unexpectedly in the waters off of Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island on Sept 5th 2015.
Wesley was born on June 11th 1960 in Duncan BC, to parents Earl and Dorthy Hegglund and is survived by his father Earl, wife Angela, son Cory Burton (Staci), siblings Carl Hegglund Jr (Mary-Anne), John Hegglund (Amanda), Vicki Fenton (Tim), Maria Rose (Andrew); his nieces and nephews Aaron, Courtenay, Hannah, Tor, Dakota, Daniel, Max, Riley, Shelby, Jackson, Olivia and Demi; and great niece and nephew Lily and Easton.
Wes graduated with an honours degree in Hard Knocks from Hecate Straight University; an institution reserved for only the toughest commercial fishermen on the westcoast. Through hard work and determination he attained his lifelong ambition of becoming a commercial fishing vessel Captain – a career he enjoyed immensely. He married his best friend and true love Angela in July 2000, and after moving to back to Vancouver Island they continued building their life together with their friends and family here in the Cowichan Valley.
A Celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday 12th September 2015 at 2pm at the Crofton Community Centre, 8104 Musgrave. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Wes’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wes’s name are being gratefully accepted for the Crofton Sea Walk c/o the Crofton Community Centre.
A lover not a fighter, Wes was and will always be, “the best man,” in his life and work. Loved by all who knew him, he will be deeply missed.
Online condolences can be posted at ww.hwwallacecbc.com