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Wade Vanrobaeys

Vanrobaeys, Wade

WADE WILLIAM VANROBAEYS passed away suddenly in Calgary, AB on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the age of 51 years.

WADE WILLIAM VANROBAEYS passed away suddenly in Calgary, AB on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the age of 51 years.

Wade is survived by his daughter, Sydney (her mother, Tracy Vanrobaeys); his beloved partner of 15 years, Benita Ayarra; mother, Shirley Vanrobaeys; siblings: David (Cayley King) Vanrobaeys, and Cheri (Jason) McNabb; and Benita's mother, Helga Ayarra; and her brother, Greg (Gina) Redies.

He was predeceased by his father, William Vanrobaeys.

Wade was taken from us as he was about to attend Sydney's high school graduation, an event he had been looking forward to for some time. Sydney was the absolute joy of Wade's life and anyone who knew or spoke to him could feel the immense pride and love he had for his special daughter. Wade loved to spend time going to Sydney's dance recitals and moments they shared together were often spent watching cooking shows and then bringing their talents to the kitchen table. Wade and Syd were a wonderful team. They brought such joy to each other and we are so thankful for their loving relationship.

Wade was an excellent athlete in his youth. He excelled in soccer; he was selected to Team Alberta in his youth. Wade also participated in speed skating and various school sports, and later took to the slo-pitch fields to keep his athletic passions alive. He loved time spent with teammates past and present - either on or off the field, reliving past accomplishments.

Wade will be remembered for many things, but first and foremost was his tremendous heart. Once Wade was involved in someone's life, his affection and devotion were unmatched. He was quick with a joke or a hand to those who were lucky enough to be in his circle. He was a good person.

There were so many things Wade was looking forward to: Sydney attending U of L in the fall, as well as having surgery to relieve his chronic back pain. He was looking forward to what the future had in store for the rest of his days with the love of his life Benita, and the rest of their family. Wade will be missed by both customers and workmates as well.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the ROTARY PICNIC SHELTER, Giffen Road North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. Those who wish to remember Wade are invited to join the family. A short program to be held at 5:30 P.M. with a light dinner to follow. All are welcome to stay for as little or as long as they would like.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca/donate).