Sep 15, 1949 – Dec 25, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald William Boychuk on Christmas day. Ger fought a hard battle with strength, courage and dignity.
He never took no for an answer and always found a way to solve a problem whether working on his vehicles, boats, woodworking or building his dream home with his wife, Sandy.
Ger was an avid outdoorsman. He lived for fishing and hunting. Many times coming in off the water in the dark. He enjoyed walking the trails of the wilderness and felt totally at home in the bush. He made his own fishing flies and arrows for bow hunting.
Always a protector, Ger had a career working in the security field and was employed at the Thompson Park Mall, Royal Inland Hospital, and finally, BCLC, which he enjoyed immensely, saying he had “won the lottery” when he was hired there.
He grew up in New Westminister and moved to Kamloops in his early twenties, where he lived until he retired. He then moved to Canim Lake where he built his home that he had been dreaming about since he was a child.
Ger was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Donna Boychuk, and granddaughter, Katie.
He leaves behind his wife, Sandy; daughters, Lori (Chris) Griffiths, Lisa Boychuk (John); stepsons, Darcy (Ashley), Neale (Lacey); brothers, Rodger and Fred; sister, Joan (Larry); father-in-law, Bruce McDonald; and six grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at our home at Canim Lake in the spring.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.yatesmemorial.ca.
Yates Memorial Services