My husband, life-partner, wonderful father and best friend, Greg Wright died on August 17, 2010, in a truck accident.
He was my whole world and the love of my life.
He is survived by his father Colin Wright, mother Barbara Suurenbroek and sister Megan McKinstry, all of New Zealand. He is also survived by myself, Trina Wright and our four children: two sons, Morgan 13, Makenzy 11, and two daughters, Monet 6 and Mayven 3.
Greg was a charming, pleasant, loving man who was easily liked by everyone who met him. I know that he will be missed by many friends.
He had a wonderful sense of humour, enjoyed playing and being with his children and he had a love of history that led to his interest in the Black Powder club. Many of his best friendships remain with Black Powder. They have always been like family to and with him.
He had a passion for photography and an artistic eye in taking pictures. He enjoyed searching nature and the world around him for that special, perfect shot.
His reflexology training was another facet of him that he enjoyed. He was born in Australia, and at the age of 18 moved to New Zealand and finally found his home in Canada, British Columbia in 1986.
He worked as a high-end printer for over 30 years. He was respected for his level of skill and care in his work.
In 2008, Greg re-trained to become a Commercial Truck Driver, joining Challenger Motor Freight where he worked until his last day. He had always wanted to be a truck driver and was excited about this career change.
It was important for him that he could provide a stable home environment for his family, allowing me to continue being a stay-at-home mom. He enjoyed the feeling of the freedom of the open road, it made his soul soar. He also enjoyed his time home immensely, having found a good balance between work and family. He loved being greeted excitedly at the door by his kids’ smiling faces and his home time was precious family and fun time. His children were his high point. He lit up when he spoke of them and when he was with them. Our loving partnership has been the foundation of our family and now he is gone.
We are and will continue to feel sadness at the loss of his physical presence in our lives. We will focus on all our wonderful memories, of the wonderful father/daddy, loving husband and friend that he is. Through remembering the best of who he is and finding the love and joy in each moment and knowing he has moved into a positive, loving place, we will slowly move through this.
A private viewing will be held by invitation. A Celebration of Greg’s Life was held on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Best Western Chilliwack. We encourage anyone who knew Greg or our family, and any others who feel moved to support my children to attend. It is important that the kids see that there is support surrounding them. Please wear happy colours, ‘no black’, direct words from my six-year-old daughter.
Donations can be made for the family at CIBC branches and condolences can be left at: http://tinyurl.com/yjeus5o