Doerkson, Henry “Hank”

Force: Army (?) Service Corps (RCASC ?)

Born on July 14, 1920 in Herbert SK, Hank Doerkson was one of 7 children of Peter Sr. and Catherina Doerkson. In June 1927 he moved to Sexsmith where his father found work, and one year later the family moved to DeBolt area where Peter Sr. filed on land for a homestead. Hank served overseas for 5 years in WW II. His brother, Ike, was also a veteran of WW II. Returning home, Hank bought a quarter of land, NW-2-73-1-W6 in the Goodwin area, from his mother (his father died in 1947). In addition he purchased SW-2-73-1-W6 from Fred Darnton. In January 1949 Hank married Florence, and they raised 3 daughters: Lois, Glenda, and Marlene. Hank and Florence moved to Salmon Arm BC in 1966 where Hank worked at Federated Co-Op Plywood Plant. At age 62, he died suddenly on September 26, 1982 in Salmon Arm.

Source: Across the Smoky pp. 70-72; p. 347 (Name in Roll of Honour)
Grande Prairie Herald Jan. 27, 1949 p.1 c.6 (marries)
AGS website – Obituary Index