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December 5, 1951 - March 4, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wade Birchard after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away March 4, 2012 surrounded by family.
Wade was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. and moved to Campbell River in 1960.
Wade was a very social person and very devoted to family. He enjoyed the solitude of working at his cabin, motorcycle riding and riding his ATV with friends. He enjoyed his life to the fullest and was always willing to help others. Wade was known for his annual fishing derby that lasted 10 years with all proceeds going to charity.
He was on the board of CRTV and helped with various community activities.
Wade was very proud of his successful business, Campbell River Door Services.
Wade is survived by his soul mate of 31 years, Julie Birchard, son Kyle (Jenny), grandson Ashton, son Cody of Victoria, mother Connie, brothers Ralph (Julie) Birchard of Calgary, Ken (Katie) Birchard, Perry (Kelly), sister Holly (Mark) Johnson of Saskatchewan, sister-in-law Connie Young of New Brunswick, mother-in-law Mary Clemenson, brother-in-law Danny (Lucy) Clemenson of Nanaimo, brother-in-law Charlie (Jan) Clemenson of Winnipeg, sister-in-law Sylvia (Ross) Filpula of Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews.
I would like to thank all his special friends who helped us through this difficult time and never left his side.
I would like to thank Dr. MacNeill, Dr. Prinsloo and all the numerous nurses from the second floor and third floor of Campbell River Hospital. Also, Barb and Marleen from home care for all their care and compassion. I would also like to thank all the nurses and doctors from the 8th floor from Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Although our life is feeling empty now, I know his spirit will help us through this and we were so blessed to have him in our lives.
We will meet again in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Our time together was too short, but the memories will help us get through, we will love you eternally.
Julie, Kyle, Jenny, Ashton and Cody