March 12, 1986 - January 2, 2024
In Loving Memory ~
With heartbreak and sadness as vast as Wesley's life, the family announces the sudden passing of a loving and carefree - father, son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Wesley was born in Springdale, Ark. and passed away in St. Albert, AB. Wes was raised in Ladysmith. Graduated LSS in 2004. He also resided in Nanaimo and was instrumental in starting TREW Beginnings. Wesley owned and operated TREW Excavating and went to Alberta to work in Construction.
Wesley is survived by his mom -Jerri (Wes was thought to be her "Golden Child" by the family).
Tears will now and forever flow.
The light is on and the "shoebox" is unlocked for
when you come home. It'll be alright.
Wesley will be forever remembered by the light of his life -his Daughter- Jasmine Carolyn (Punkin'). Jasmine's mother, Trish (his confidante) and Jasmine's sister and brother. Tay (Mark) and Lucas (Pariya).
Predeceased by his father-Bill Blokhuizen in April of 2023, Bill faithfully called Wes "Junior". Also predeceased by his Gramma in 2020 and his Aunt Lynn 2022. These losses affected him deeply.
Wes leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life- his sisters: Kelsey-whom Wes shared a special bond with, laughed at her ways and respected her, (Caleb-his brother-in-law who was always there for Wes and had a friendship with Wes that was unwavering), Kyley (his little sister with who he acted as a protector for and she looked up to him) and his stepsister Stacey. His adopted brother: Curtis Crandon who was Wes's best ally, supporter, and critic (Chrissy) and stepbrother Chris (Elizabeth).
We mourn with Natasha in Alberta for her loss. Wes also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, 1st and 2nd cousins. Wes had a very large and loving extended family. He believed in "Family First".
FOR WES FROM KELSEY
Hey Wes remember that time you took me on the back of your bike
I've never held on so tight
Get out of that lane Wes, stop living so fast, you promised you would be alright.
You figured this one out- you've got to the top Now stay and you'll be fine.
You've achieved something new Wes, how'd you do that so fast,
Look at all the people you've impressed.
You're risky with everything Wes, I can't worry like this,
but you lived your own life.
You walked the line and I didn't have enough time.
The thrill could be here. You could live like us, That way you would be ok.
you promised you'd be ok.
I'm sorry I couldn't keep you safe.
Wes, you said I love you, don't worry, stop stressing I'll be fine.
Do you remember that time Wes you took me on the back of your bike?
I promise I'll hold on tight.
The family is asking that you join them in a "Celebration of Life" - On March 16th, 2024 at Cedar Community Hall, 2388 Cedar Road, Nanaimo, BC- between 12 Noon and 4 PM- to share memories and come together to remember the times of Wes's life.
Wesley's Interment will be at Cedar Memorial Cemetery where he will be placed alongside his grandparents. Date to be determined.