Jack Ploesser immigrated from Germany to Canada in 1956 with his parents when he was four years old. His name by birth is Jörg Wolfgang Plösser and he has lived in Canada now for about 63 years. Since his arrival in Canada with his parents he had lived in Vancouver mostly North Vancouver and presently he resides in Robert’s Creek, BC on the Sunshine Coast. Jack worked during his life as a taxi driver, bush plane pilot, technician at Capilano university, potter, etc. During the interview he tells his experiences growing up as a child of German immigrants, his connection to Canada, the time his parents had a restaurant on Robson Street (then also called “Robsonstrasse”), his only visit to Germany after he immigrated and the struggles his parents went through trying to make a living in Canada.
No, this is funny. I never really felt German… not entirely… ‘cause just I think it’s because of that memory thing. My first memory is here
Basically I feel Canadian but I would never totally feel not German… If you are like 4 years old you just integrate you know.