PADGHAM, Alexander Victor
Vic Padgham, 97, of Chilliwack BC passed away, Friday, November 27, 2015 at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. A private celebration of his life was held at The Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Church with Angus Haggarty officiating.
Vic was born 29 December 1917 outside Biggar, Saskatchewan. He married Fanny Wright on 28 September 1939 in Copeau Saskatchewan. Recently, they celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary.
Vic joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in December 1942. He served as a flying officer/Flight Engineer in Canada and the United Kingdom until August 1945. His plane was shot down over enemy territory and he spent time in a German war camp. He was awarded numerous medals for his bravery during the war.
Vic pursued a variety of jobs including diamond drilling, gas inspector, and he was the original founding business partner at Century Plumbing, Heating and Hardware Limited in Chilliwack. After serving the Chilliwack community for many years, he retired from Century Plumbing at 82 years of age in 1999.
Vic Padgham served his country, his community and his family. During his lifetime Vic was a decorated RCAF officer, a councillor for City of Chilliwack, a member of the Cultus Lake Park Board, the Chilliwack Legion, the Chilliwack Curling Club, the Chilliwack and District Hockey Association, and the Chilliwack Rotary Club. He was an avid sportsperson, coach, and gardener.
Vic Padgham dedicated his life to his wife Fanny, his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Everyone who knew Vic would agree that he lived a good life and enriched the lives of everyone he came in touch with.
The family would like to thank Dr du Toit and the staff at Valleyhaven for their extraordinary care and compassion. They would also like to thank the many relatives and friends who visited Vic while he was living at Valleyhaven. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Chilliwack Food Bank.