William Alexander (Addie) WRIGHT

WRIGHT, William Alexander (Addie)

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Addie Wright on June 9th, 2014.

Addie was born in Victoria, BC on July 13th, 1944. Predeceased by his mother Emily Wright on May 7th, 2014. Addie leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Susan, daughter Tina Warner, son-in-law Troy Warner, grandson and best friend Nicholas Warner, father Alex Wright, brother Terry Wright (Bonnie), sister Kelly Krymusa (David), Uncle Tom Williams (Shirley), uncle John Williams, aunt Ann Wright; nephews Terry Wright (Amanda) and their daughters Casey and Reagan, David Krymusa, Jamie Scott and his son Caleb; nieces Lisa Krymusa and her sons Gage and Hunter, Suzanne Scott (Mike) and their son Kydin; and many cousins and friends.

Addie was a very positive, caring and fun loving person who had many adventures in life and lived his life to the fullest. In Addie’s younger years his interests were motorcycles, cars and his horses. He met Susan and wanted to marry her so he sold his horse to buy her a wedding ring. Addie and Susan were married June 25th, 1966 and they had 47 very happy years together. Addie’s love of motorcycles and cars never left him, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and in his later years his quading trips with his buddies.

Addie worked at the Chemainus Sawmill and retired in 2005. After his retirement, Addie had some very serious health complications but with the gift of life by a heart transplant Addie was with us for and extra 7 and a half years, for which the family are very grateful. Addie was a wonderful husband and father but most of all he was the best grandfather (Papa) that anyone could hope to have. Addie spent a lot of time with his grandson Nicholas teaching him many things and leaving wonderful memories to cherish. Addie’s passing has left a huge void in the lives of his loved ones. We will miss you Addie, thanks for all the great memories.

The Family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Paul’s hospital transplant unit.

Dr. Swiggum, Andrea Petras and their wonderful staff. Dr. Archdekin, Dr. Morris, the doctors and staff of the Victoria Cancer Clinic. The wonderful and caring nurses and staff at the Chemainus Health Care unit Palliative Care and to our family and friends for all your support.

By Addie’s request there will be no service.