Born in Vienna Austria in 1938, Hans Jeschek moved to Canada in 1960 and lived in Montreal for 15 years, while working in New York as a management consultant engineer. Hope became his permanent home in 1975 because the climate was too hard for him to resist. His entrepreneurial spirit within expanded in various business ventures. Jeschek became a drapery manufacturer, retail store owner, motel owner, restaurant owner and for the last 25 years has been a Royal LePage realtor in Hope.
Jeschek earned the respect of his peers through his volunteer work and strong dedication to his community. Highlights of his many awards include: The United Nations International Year of the Volunteer for Canada in 2001, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2003 and this past month the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Jeschek is also the only lifetime honorary member of the Chamber of Commerce in Hope. The Spirit of BC honoured him to carry the torch for the Olympic Torch Run, which is one of his most precious moments of life.
– Contributed by Johanne Losier