Hank Imes


IMES, Harold “Hank” Wesley

On January 20, 2020, Hank Imes of Edmonton passed away at the age of 71 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Sharleen; son Rob; sisters-in-law, Linda and Lois: brothers-in-law, Peter and Andrew as well as numerous relatives and many wonderful friends. A Celebration of Hank’s Life will be held at Connelly McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street NW, Edmonton on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit: connelly-mckinley.com

Published in the Edmonton Journal on February 1, 2020

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Hank Imes, 71, suddenly of a heart attack on Jan. 20. Following his graduation from SAIT, Imes started his career as a cameraman with CKRD Red Deer in 1975. From there, he did a two-year stint with CKCK-TV Regina (CTV), before landing at ITV (now Global) Edmonton in 1979. He went on to work for the station for 27 years, up until his retirement in Oct. 2006. Among the awards Imes was recognized with over the years, was an AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association) honour for Best News Video in 1982 for his footage of Eva Pocklington escaping from her home during the hostage taking of her husband, former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington. Imes, along with reporter Tim Spelliscy, was the first and only camera on the scene when she made her escape.

Broadcast Dialogue, January 30 2020

Funeral Home Obituary

Harold “Hank” Wesley Imes

Hank Imes passed away suddenly of a heart attack on January 20, 2020, at the age of 71 years.

Hank retired from a career he loved as a cameraman at ITV/Global News, and he had a very happy retirement, playing his guitar, travelling with family and friends, enjoying sports and going to musical performances. He loved cats and he loved learning, reading, and thinking of fun things to do with Sharleen and with friends.

Throughout his life, he was much loved by family and dear friends, who will miss his wit and kindness.

He is lovingly remembered by Sharleen, his wife of 38 years; son, Rob; sisters-in-law, Linda and Lois; brothers-in-law, Peter and Andrew; and his nieces, Kristin, Reagan, Melissa, and Michelle. He will also live on in the hearts of his dear friends, Joe, Robyn, Susan, Dan, Steve, Loretta, Brenda M and Brenda G; his pals from his working days at ITV/GlobalNews; his cousins, including Roseanne, Don, Murray and Virginia; and his comrades in guitar.

A Celebration of Hank’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, 10011 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

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