Bohdan Babiak of Columbia Gardens, BC passed away suddenly on August 31, 2014 in Trail, BC. He was born in Danube, AB on April 18, 1941.
His family lived in Mercoal, AB until 1959, when he went to live in Edmonton, AB. It was during this time he developed the ability to fix anything. Later he moved to Nelson, BC where he met his wife Fay (Merrilyn) Bagg. They built their family home in Columbia Gardens BC. Their family grew with the birth of three children.
Bohdan worked at Teck Cominco as a 2nd Class Steam Engineer for 35 years, retiring in 2001. His hobbies included being “Mr. Fix It”, quading, fishing, snowmobiling and was a member of the West Kootenay Marksmen.
Bohdan will be forever remembered by his loving wife of 48 years Fay (Bagg), children Beryl (Lorne) Haigh, Floyd (Jeannie) Babiak, Christine (Darrin) Jones, grandchildren; Jennifer (James) Duckworth, Brandon Haigh, Bayley Haigh, Marissa Babiak, Austin Babiak, Alexys Jones, Akyra Jones, great-grandchildren; Lacey Duckworth, Cody Duckworth, sisters; Natalka Pawliuk, Lucy Hawrysz and Lil (Ken) Wild. Also numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Bohdan is predecreased by his parents, Alexander and Stephania (Kozoway) Babiak; his brother, Bruce Babiak; niece, Sonia Marie Hawrysz.
Please join our family in celebrating Bohdan’s life at the Genelle Community Hall at 1205 2nd St, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm with Gwen Ziprick, Celebrant. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca