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Annie Jack - August 2007 - Missing - Alexis Creek, BC
« on: September 28, 2007, 11:15:12 PM »
Annie Jack
Alexis Creek

Friday, August 31, 2007

Alexis Creek, BC: Alexis Creek RCMP with the assistance of North and Southeast District resources, Search and Rescue and members of the Provincial Emergency Program are continuing their efforts to locate 69 year old Alexis Creek resident Annie Jack who has been missing for a week.

Last Friday August 24, 2007 Annie Jack and her 78 year old husband went hunting in the Bidwell Creek area, which is approximately 100 km west and 36 km south of Alexis Creek. Around noon their vehicle broken down along a logging road, and Annie left here husband with the vehicle to go for help. Hours passed and her husband began to walk towards Bidwell Creek where he was later found six days later on Thursday, August 30th by a local rancher. The husband was taken to hospital for observation and listed is good, considering he spent six nights in the bush. He has been reunited with his family, who were unaware that the two had gone hunting. The family did not know the couple was missing until the morning of Thursday, August 30th, when they reported this to Williams Lake RCMP.

Searchers managed to locate the couple?s vehicle, but have not been able to locate Annie. A larger scale search is currently being conducted. The RCMP Helicopter stationed in Kelowna and the North District Turbo Beaver have brought in to assist with the search, along with Search and Rescue groups from as far as the North Shore, and local residents.

Annie Jack is described as a strong woman, with knowledge of the area and was last seen wearing clothing that included black pants, black cap, and possibly a red vest.

Anyone who may have any information about Annie Jack or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Alexis Creek RCMP immediately.

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Re: Annie Jack - August 2007 - Missing - Alexis Creek, BC
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 11:33:36 PM »
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=b7d806fa-13e2-42ef-bddd-b82a1dd7a9d1

A massive search for hunter Annie Jack near Alexis Creek has ended with the discovery of the great-grandmother's body.

"[Annie] was strong. She was caring. She never turned anyone away who needed help," her daughter-in-law Lori Jack said yesterday.

She was found late Sunday about 25 kilometres north of where she was last seen by her husband Frederick Jack on Aug. 24. The couple had been hunting in the Bidwell Creek area when their vehicle broke down on a logging road 100 km west and 36 km south of Alexis Creek.

Annie, 69, left 78-year-old Frederick with the vehicle and set off for help.

Frederick, who is frail due to a recent stroke, was found suffering from pneumonia six days later by a rancher. It wasn't until he was located that the Jack family learned Annie was missing and a full-scale search was launched.

Frederick was released from hospital and into his family's care on Sunday morning, about 12 hours before the discovery of his wife's body by a couple of hikers from Victoria.

The elderly man is devastated by the loss of his wife.

"He's not taking it very well," said Lori.


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Re: Annie Jack - August 2007 - Missing - Alexis Creek, BC
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 11:59:41 AM »
I know, what a way to go. I felt so bad when I read this.

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Re: Annie Jack - August 2007 - Missing - Alexis Creek, BC
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 03:19:55 AM »
RIP Annie Jack.  Bless your heart.  This story is so sad.  That Chilcotin country out west of Williams Lake and Quesnel is huge--check out a map, and see the enormity of the land.  One thing folks learned, or were reminded of is, please, when you are going anywhere out of your normal activities, please leave a note in a place in your home where someone can see it fast if you go missing.  Yes, there are cell phones, texting, and GPS's, but sometimes just old fashioned writing a few seconds note will save the day.

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Re: Annie Jack - August 2007 - Missing - Alexis Creek, BC
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 07:24:08 AM »