Jansch a virtual Chemainus pioneer

Long productive life included many fine times on the golf course

Bob Jansch Sr. was about as close to a native son as you’re going to get.

Jansch came to Chemainus at three months old and lived in town the rest of life before he died on Jan. 9.

“His dad came to work in the mill,” said wife Carol.

She was glad they made their 60th anniversary last year. They were married on his birthday in 1957, July 6.

Bob Sr. and Carol lived in the same house on Seaview Street for 48 years.

Jansch was an avid golfer and the last surviving founding member of the Mount Brenton Golf Club.

“He just loved it,” Carol said of his time on the golf course.

Jansch’s birthday even held a special significance with his golf. His first of eight career holes-in-one came on his birthday in 1959.

He was also a veteran of the Second World War, having seen action as a tail gunner in a Lancaster bomber.

Jansch retired after working 38 years in the Chemainus sawmill.

He was also very involved in other sports while son Bob Jr. was growing up, including soccer and managing his hockey team.

Bob Sr. and Carol also have a daughter, Lori.

Donations can be made in Jansch’s memory to the Chemainus Health Care Centre.

Carol said there will be a gathering at a later date, probably in April, for people to remember Bob and meet with the family.

Just Posted

Who was Chris Bloomfield, the Mill Bay man shot by police?

A troubled man with a voracious appetite for illicit drugs and a non-conventional lifestyle

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Vancouver Island brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Victoria-based brewers said goodbye to confusing hexagon logo

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

B.C. cheese linked to 5 E. Coli cases

People are asked to throw out or return ‘Qualicum Spice’ cheese

Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods

Rescue crews don’t have same success with dog swept away by Comox Valley river

Canada Post no longer guarantees delivery times amid more rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major processing centres in Ontario and B.C.

B.C. city councillor resigns as AutismBC director amid SOGI controversy

AutismBC president Gary Robins says Laurie Guerra’s resignation is effective Nov. 12

McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change Redmen team nickname

Student union held a referendum after a campaign by Indigenous students

B.C. university Pride group replaces white supremacy posters

Around 50 people walked through downtown Victoria to share posters of love

B.C. to invest $492 million in affordable homes

72 new projects are part of a 10-year, $1.9-billion strategy

Most Read