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Brad was a loving father, talented carpenter, valuable team mate, brave man, wise mentor and cherished friend that was taken away from us far too soon. He fought his last of many battles and passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loved ones on May 15th, 2017.
Brad was born in Penticton and then made Victoria his home at the age of 5. He attended Glen Lake, Spencer, and Belmont schools, then found his passion for carpentry and enrolled at Camosun College. After 4 years of hard work and determination he earned his Journeyman Carpentry Certificate in 1999. From then on he operated Brad Ward Contracting and Mountain Homes Development and left his mark throughout BC, Vancouver Island and Costa Rica.
An extreme sports enthusiast and daredevil who enjoyed snowboarding, rappelling, wakeboarding and dirt biking, Brad always lived life to the fullest. He was a strong player and formidable team mate within the Victoria Slo-Pitch and Curling Communities throughout the 90’s.
His love of dirt biking sadly claimed his independence in 2008 when an accident left him disabled, and his body never recovered. Many thanks to his kind home health care workers and staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for taking such good care of him over the years. He will be survived by his 11 year old daughter Kiara who was his pride and joy. He loved Kiara more than anything and she kept him going through the rough times and was always his light in the darkness. He was an important man who shaped many lives and his unique wit, strong will and classic sense of humor will be remembered forever.
A private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 15th at 5:30 in Royal Athletic Park prior to the Harbor Cats Game. To attend and share fond memories of Brad please contact Jeannie for more information at 250 507-3114. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brad’s name to the Vancouver Island Addictions and Recovery Centers.