LADICK, Laurie Ann

April 6, 1955 – July 19, 2016

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Laurie Ann Ladick on July 19, 2016. Laurie was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 6, 1955, before moving to Burnaby, then to West Vancouver where she attended Hillside and West Van Secondary. She has resided in Abbotsford since 1993.

Laurie will be best remembered as having a heart of gold, a free spirit, being inquisitive, ambitious, and yearning to try new challenges.

In her youth, former B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett personally presented Laurie with a special gift in recognition of her first place illustrations in a Canada wide competition “Canada Has Everything”.

In addition to her many interests, she earned her Real Estate Agents license, travelled to Europe, learned Swedish, graduated from UFV as an Aircraft Structures Technician, and worked on Boeing and Hercules aircraft at Cascade Aerospace. She was a student at the University of the Fraser Valley when illness forced her to withdraw. During her Media studies she interviewed the Mayor of North Vancouver and a leading doctor at St. Paul’s hospitals as one of her special projects. Only her illness could stop her from travelling her own path. There are so many songs in her that won’t be sung.

Laurie never failed to remember a birthday, a fathers or mothers day, an anniversary or other family celebration. She found great enjoyment in taking her grandchildren on her many camping trips. She was truly a loving daughter, mother, aunt and grandmother. Laurie will be sadly missed by her parents Marge and Ron (Bryan), daughter Shauna with Patrick, grandchildren Olivia and Jakob, son Jamie and Jamie’s father Mitchell, brother Bob with Elaine and sons Daniel and Steven, all of Abbotsford, many uncles, aunts and cousins in Calgary, dear friends Holly and Katrina and many lifelong friends, her two beloved shihtzus Annie and Maxie and her brilliant parrot Polly. The family wants to express its deepest gratitude to the wonderful doctors, nurses, social workers and caregivers at Fraser Valley health. Their skill, kindness, understanding and compassion during this difficult time cannot be overstated.

At the family’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers a gift may be made to your local Food Bank or SPCA. Keep an eye on Laurie’s facebook Memorial page for updates on her UFV Memorial Bursary Fund to assist aspiring students. Laurie’s life will be honored at a private family gathering.

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