Nestor Fodchuk was born in Willingdon, Alberta Jan. 7, 1939 and passed away peacefully in Williams Lake, B.C. Dec. 5, 2006.
He was one of 15 children born to Annie and Nick Fodchuk.
Nestor grew up helping out on the family farm. He then worked as a carpenter’s helper, a plumber and in a local hardware store. At the age of 25, Nestor married the love of his life, Eileen Cucheran.
As a young couple, they bought the Fodchuk family farm where they carried on the farming tradition until moving to Williams Lake in 1974.
Once in Williams Lake Nestor worked at Lignum’s, the Ministry of Forests in the carpentry and maintenance department, the Ministry of Highways, and finally CRS on the road maintenance crew where he retired in 1998 at the age of 58. Long after retiring, Nestor loved reminiscing about the guys from work. He was also the owner and operator of a successful family business, B.C. Clean-A-Lot Power Sweeping.
Family was the most important part of life to Nestor. He loved his wife Eileen of 42 years dearly.
He had a special love and relationship with each of his children; Brad, Tina and Diane. He was also very close with his son-in-laws Wolfgang and Darcy. All six grandchildren; Daeleen (deceased), Dustin, Amber, Erika, Sydney and Devyn have very fond memories of their “Papa.”
His family looked up to him so much as he was always there to lend his helping hand or to share his wisdom.
Nestor enjoyed building things, big or small.
He built the present family home in 1979 and helped all of his kids and friends with many building projects. The annual salmon fishing trip to Chilliwack was something Nestor looked forward to every year. He had a love for air crafts, space, and for playing his Fender electric guitar.
But most of all, Nestor loved spending time with his family.
Nestor was a genuine person who left a lasting impression with everyone he met. He was a loving husband, a caring dad, a special Papa and a loyal friend. Our memories of him will always be held close to our hearts. He will always be loved, missed, but never forgotten.
Love the entire family.