Hans Gunnar Tilk September 1932 - April 13, 2013 Hans was born in Kuressaare, Estonia and passed away in Surrey, BC after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 13 years, brother Are (Linda), three children, Harry (Brenda), Eric, Ann-Marie (Alex), grandchildren Christina, Niklas, Preston and Halsten. He was predeceased by his first wife, and mother of his three children, Elaine (d. 1997) and parents Voldemar and Erika.
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In addition to a distinguished career working civil engineering jobs across BC, Hans was an avid outdoorsman and talented artist, who was always working on a project - he could do anything! He consistently put his family first and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Hans' life will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11am, at St. Peter's Estonian Lutheran Church, 6520 Oak St., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2013