It is with deepest sorrow that the family of Bill Blasky announces his sudden and untimely passing at the age of 51.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of 28 years, and sons, Neil and Trevor; sister, Carol Jodouin (Gary); niece, Melanie Jodouin and nephew, Derek Jodouin (wife, Kathleen, and son, Seth); mother-in-law, Alma Smith; sister-in-law, Shannon Nyberg (Wayne); and nephew, Jeff Nyberg (Candace) and niece, Laura Nyberg (husband-to-be, Tyler, and son, Jackson).
In his passing, Bill is reunited with his beloved parents, Carl and Eleanor, and father-in-law, Jack; and his Guido, Baba, and Nanny.
Bill also is lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, and especially his closest friend, Dan Bryck. His special buddies, Ted and Charlie, miss him greatly.
Bill was born in Fort Frances, Ont. in 1959 and attended Red River College, where he received his Instrumentation Technology diploma.
He worked in Dryden’s pulp and paper mill from 1980-97. From there, he moved to Campbell River, B.C. working for Catalyst Pulp & Paper until 2008.
Following that, he worked in Strathmore, Alta. and, most recently, with Task Engineering in Fort McMurray, Alta.
Bill touched many lives with his generosity and willingness to help others. This was so evident in his dedication to his volunteer firefighting and his coaching of minor hockey.
He always will be remembered for his warm smile, his ability to make others laugh, his opening of his home in celebration of good times, theme parties, and his most favourite activities of calling Bingo (“under the O, clickety click”) and swimming with the salmon.
Bill loved to fill the heavens with fireworks for the enjoyment of all, but all the light in the sky cannot compare to his own warmth and brightness–our own shooting star, Bill.
A celebration of life was held Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 in Campbell River.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Fund (which is supported by Willow Point Firefighters) or to the Campbell River SPCA would be appreciated.