H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

← View All Tributes

Wesley Hegglund

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

Wesley Lief Hegglund

June 11, 1960 - September 5, 2015


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 friend’s 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.

Please click on Send  Memorial Gift for information on donating to the Crofton Sea Walk


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gord Perkins
Relation: friend

Dearest Angela;
It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of Wes.
Wes talked about you often when he was offloading in Ucluelet. It was clear how much he loved you and how happy he was that he married his best friend.

Gord Perkins

From: Linda Klein
Relation: Neighbour

Dear Angie
I am so very sad to hear about your loss. Although I knew Wes for a short time, he was so awesome and fun to be in his company. There are no words that can express how you feel, but please know that there are many people with their arms around you at this time. Please count me as one of them.
Linda Klein

From: Jan Trosky
Relation: family

Dear Angela,
We are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincere condolences,
Jim, Jan, Elliott Trosky
Carmel, Indiana

From: David Bendick
Relation: fellow Croftonite

A real nice man. Had some nice evenings/conversations with Wes at some of the local pubs over the years. He will be missed.
My sympathies to the entire Hegglund family

From: Judi Bendick
Relation: Former croftonite whose children went to school with the Hegglund children.

Saddened by this tragedy, of a man who I am to,d by my children was a nice man. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Judi

From: Bob & Cindy Dosen
Relation: Red House Neighbor

Angela, we are sorry to hear of Wes’s accident,and the passing of such a great friend. You are in our thoughts and blessings for your loss. Bob misses having the Who cut their lawn first race! Wes was liked and loved by many.
Take care Bob and Cindy

From: Grant & Dar
Relation: Friend

Ang and all the Families . . .
If love could bring him back, he’d be here.
Our love to you all xoxo

From: Neil McClenaghan
Relation: Friend

My father called me very upset and told me the news of Wes’s passing. I worked with Wes during the early 90’s salmon fishing on my father’s boat. Wes was the beachman and I was his skiffman so we spend a lot of time in between sets talking about life. My father “Scotty” was the captain of the boat and Wes’s brother Carl was our cook. It wasn’t easy being the captain’s son believe me but I always remember how Wes and Carl were always very kind to me. They both helped keep me safe every summer and for that I’m very thankful. It has been many years since I’ve seen Wes but I still remember what a nice person he was. Proud to know him and call him a friend. To all his family and friends, I’m very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 12, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Crofton Community Centre
8104 Musgrave
Crofton, BC Canada V0R 1R0

8104 Musgrave
Crofton, BC Canada V0R 1R0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Please mail to:Crofton Community Centre. PO Box 406,Crofton, B.C.V0R 1R0

Cheque to be made out to: CCC Seawalk Project

Please include: Date



Phone Number

cash or Cheque  amount 

tax deductible Yes or No

Plaque inscription (available for donations of $100 or more)

*Crofton Community Centre Society 250-246-3009

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

Floral Tributes may be ordered at:

Blooms at 49th Parallel – 778-422-0262
Floral Bar at Party Mood – www.floralbar.ca  or 250-701-3151
Floral Department at Thrifty Foods –  http://floral.thriftyfoods.com/ or 250-715-2630

When ordering please have the name of the deceased, the date of the funeral service and the Funeral Home information.

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Wesley Hegglund

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes