June 6, 2000 – March 3, 2016

It is with a sense of disbelief and incredible heartbreak that we announce the death of Liam George Stainton Hack. Liam was an intelligent, artistic, empathetic and kind soul who, like many, had his share of struggles being a teenager. We wish we had more time to love him, to nurture him and to convince him that his best years were ahead of him.

Liam had an active imagination and an inquisitive mind. As a young child he would spend hours sculpting plasticine into knights and dragons and anything else that he could think of – at one point he took the better part of a month to sculpt two armies and a castle for a battle that lasted a week. He also enjoyed water sports such as swimming and wake surfing, camping and skiing with his family. Karate was a part of his life from an early age; he achieved his junior black belt in 2014 and was talking about taking the test for his adult black belt the night before his passing.

Liam is survived by his parents Jay Hack and Sheila Stainton, big brother Jared, grandparents Marvin and Doris Hack, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jay, Sheila, and Jared would like to express our heartfelt thanks to family, friends, co-workers and others in the community who have shown and provided enormous support during this difficult time; we are very grateful for all of you.

A celebration of life will be held later at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers or other gifts to the family, donations in Liam’s name can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at

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