BABUIK, Adam Joseph: Feb 11 1927 – Dec 23 2014
It is of great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni at the age of 87. He was born in Vegreville, Alberta.
He married his loving wife Ruby Evelyn (Bird) in Nanaimo, BC on Nov 09, 1951 and had 63 wonderful years of marriage. They had eight children, eight grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
Predeceased by both parents Emmanuel and Anna (Werenka), siblings Victor, Harry (Audrey), Nick (Anne – still living), Mary (Albert). Survived by his youngest sibling Rose Matychuk (Harry predeceased).
Dad will be greatly missed by his wife Ruby and children Ulrich (Alleson), Lloyd (Jutta), Leslie, Rosanne, Ronald, Wayne, Debra, Donna (Tom), grandchildren Neil (Noelle), Nikole, Michael, Tiffany, Adam, Amy, Kaleigh, Clinton, great granddaughters Riley and Selah.
After college he served in the Canadian Armed Forces until the end of World War II followed by a 10 year career as a Detective on the Regina City Police force. From there Dad ventured West to build on new opportunities and provide a better life for his wife and children. Starting in Vancouver and working at Richmond Plywood Mill. Dad became quite the Entrepreneur, owning a mushroom farm in Cloverdale, a poultry farm in Richmond, a motel in Chetwynd, 2- service stations in Chetwynd, a hotel in Wells, a restaurant in Whalley, janitorial contracts in Vancouver, building and managing a mobile home park for BC Hydro in Revelstoke.
He retired at the age of 53 to Parksville, Qualicum Beach then Port Alberni, with a love for the outdoors, fishing and gardening. Adam enjoyed being able to attend various events involving his grandchildren such as graduations, dance competitions and baseball tournaments.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Dr. Dorothy Williams, Dr. G DePape, Stephanie Breck(RN), Paul Manhas(LRnhas