Brad Alexander Boyes, of Abbotsford, BC, aged 67, passed away on August 14, 2019, in Christine Morrison Hospice, Mission, after a brief battle with cancer.
Brad is survived by his parents, Tom and Jenny Boyes, sons, Adam (Jennifer) and David (Jen) daughter, Shelley (Steve), six grandchildren: Ellie, Parker, Jaidlynn, Cora, Paige and Spencer, his spouse, Ellen, six brothers and sisters; Penny (Brian), Jim (Joan), Scott (Maryanne), Dan (Pat), Shirley (Dave) and Perry (Del), aunts; Doris, Shirley, uncle Glen (Margaret) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. His younger brother, Darrin, predeceased him.
Brad was born on June 11, 1952 in Vancouver. Most of his younger years were spent growing up in Abbotsford. He attended BCIT where he completed his journeyman certification as an electrician and prided himself on his award for Outstanding Achievement. After many years in construction, he began his own electrical business. Brad was involved in the community in many ways. He managed young hockey teams and travelled with them to Alaska, Europe and Australia. He enjoyed his period serving as a city councilor during the amalgamation of Abbotsford and Matsqui. He loved the outdoors and was outstanding at spotting animals. He liked to entertain large groups and was an expert at cooking for a crowd, including a huge feast for the union and non-union workers at Expo 86. He loved to cook and won many prizes at his family’s annual cook-off. Brad was also very involved with the Annual Elder’s Gatherings and received the honour of receiving his own indigenous name. Brad lived life large and often by his own rules. He was a flawed human who had failings that he regretted until his death. May he now rest in peace and may his family find solace in each other.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre for the care he received since his diagnosis six short months ago as well as the staff and volunteers at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission who provided such a warm and caring atmosphere.
There will be a private service for family. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a favorite charity.
June 11 1952 –
August 14 2019
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Boyes Brad Alexandrer..
Death notice for the town of: Vancouver, Province: Colombie britanique