Jan. 21, 1981 — Mar. 29, 2004
Chad Jerry Schapansky, age 23, of Clearwater, B.C. (formerly of 100 Mile House, B.C.) died while performing his duty as a firefighter on March 29, 2004. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Sue and Vic Meyer of 100 Mile House, and Dan and Marlene Schapansky of Clearwater, and by longtime girlfriend, Nicole Waite. Also left with treasured memories are grandparents Jerry and Sharon Schapansky, Elizabeth Morgan and Lois Moore, his sister Brandie-Lynn Schapansky of 100 Mile House, brother Jason Schapansky of Clinton, B.C. (formerly of 100 Mile House), step-siblings Belinda Rempel of Delta, B.C., Kim Ma of Coquitlam, B.C., Heather Luxton of Abbotsford, B.C. and Brandon Luxton of North Vancouver, B.C., uncles John (Jayne) Stokes and Darrell (Lee) Schapansky, aunts Debbie (Harold), Kim (Kurt), Kelly (Ken), Diane Schapansky, Susan Schapansky and Lynn Schapansky, many, many cousins, nephews James, Alex and Marcus Rempel and Spencer Ma. Predeceased by his grandfather Gary Morgan.
Chad enjoyed his childhood years, growing up on the family ranch at 100 Mile House, B.C. His kind-heartedness led him to firefighting, which became his passion. Chad enjoyed everything the outdoors had to offer. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Chad was a very outgoing, fun-loving soul who lived his short life to the fullest.
He lived his recent years in Clearwater working with his Dad at the family building supply, and belonged to the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department. In the short six years that Chad and his girlfriend, Nicole, lived in Clearwater, they made many friends and Chad endeared himself to everyone he met.
We will all miss him greatly.
The family extends special thanks to the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department for all their help, and family and friends.
The funeral service will begin a 1 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2004 in the Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Lloyd Strickland and Pastor Ian Moilliet officiating. Following the service, Chad will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Clearwater.
A Celebration of Chad’s life will take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 in the Forest Grove Community Hall at Forest Grove, B.C.
In memory of Chad, the family would appreciate donations being made to the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department Trust Fund c/o Interior Savings Credit Union.