January 1, 2022
It is with extreme sadness that our family announces the passing of Wade Stephen Parsons on January 1, 2022, just short of his 67th birthday. He was taken from us far too soon with complications from Covid-19 even though he was fully vaccinated. Wade will be forever missed and loved by his wife Allison, his son Brandon (Emily), his daughter Kara, and his granddaughter, Amelia. He will also be missed by his brother Ron (Valeria), his sister Gail (Max), sister-in-law Gina, and Allison’s sons Tryston (Jackie) and Devon (Abigail). Wade’s nieces Mariel (Zach), great niece Isla and nephew Oliver, Michelle (Jason) and nephews Hayden and Shane (Susan) and great niece Abigail and nephew Max who will miss their loving uncle wade as will other family members, friends, and our paddling community.
Wade was predeceased by his mother Irene, father Herbert, brother Rick, and Nieces Angela and Charlene.
Wade will always be remembered for his capacity to love and care for all those around him, especially his family. He had a smile and laugh that would light up a room. Wade was active in sports throughout his life, including soccer and baseball and helped coach his kid’s baseball teams. He developed a passion for paddling and dragon boat racing in his fifties which is where he met his wife Allison. Wade paddled at local, national and international regatta’s and was part of the senior C national team that competed at the worlds in Thailand in 2019. He and Allison travelled the world paddling, and living life to the fullest in their almost fifteen years together. To his kids, Brandon and Kara, he was the ultimate example of what it means to be an amazing father.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the staff in Abbotsford ICU. You are an amazing group of people and went above and beyond to try and help Wade through this illness as well as support his family. Also to Dr. Jas Gill for such caring and support. Above all, Allison’s sister, Heather for incredible love and support as we navigated these many weeks. Your nursing knowledge and advice helped us know that no stone was left unturned.
My wonderful man … we will gradually move forward through our grief in honor of your memory and the love you showered upon us always.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Abbotsford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.Obituary
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