Gregory Louis Sabados,
aged 60 yrs. Following a
long and courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home Dec.
11, 2013, with his daughter Erin and wife Ann by his side.
Greg came to Quesnel in
2005 to work as a 2nd class Power Engineer at West Fraser Q Ply. He left West Fraser in 2009 to teach and assist in the development of the 4th Class Power Engineering program at the Quesnel Campus of CNC. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor, passing the love of his profession on to his students.
Greg was a Renaissance man, equally comfortable in the many facets of his life, from cyberspace to stepping 200 years back in time at black powder shoots. He enjoyed designing and creating useful objects from recycled metal and wood, and could fix practically anything. He was an avid and active outdoorsman, enjoying nature in all its seasons and skilled in outdoor pursuits. Greg’s outgoingness, sense of humour, patience, generosity of spirit, and kindness left indelible memories in all who knew him.
Greg dealt with cancer the same way he dealt with all difficulties; he met it head on and refused to let it define his life. He continued working during treatment, scheduling his chemo around his career. He lived in the moment and would not let fear of the future ruin the present.
Greg will be missed by all of those whose lives he touched. He leaves behind his Mother, Mary Sabados; wife, Anneke (Ann); sisters, Judy Stein (Ken) and Amy Thibodeau (Bob); daughters, Erin (Trevor Manweiler) and Kylee (Kevin Desjardine); grandson, James; stepson, John Robinson; favourite cousin, Garry Graham (Gail Oglow); and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Staff in Oncology at Kelowna General Hospital; Drs. Katalinic, Evans, Fibich, Fourie, Mac Donald and Grapes; the Cancer Care staff and the Lab and X-ray staff at GR Baker Memorial Hospital.
Greg was cremated and returned home.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Summer Solstice (June 21) at 5023 Pollard Rd, Quesnel. A Trust Account has been opened in Greg’s memory to establish a Power Engineering student bursary. Contributions may be made to account #907200346683 at any Scotia Bank.