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Chad William Bailes

April 6, 1969 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 49)

Bailes, Chad William


With immense grief and sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved dear Chad at the young age of 49 years. He suddenly left us to be with Jesus on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB. Chad fought his cancer with courage for 14 months.  He is survived by his devoted, loving wife, Carla; daughters, Krista (Cody), Kelsey (Alex) and their mother Lisa Bailes; his loving parents, Bill and Fran; siblings, Jaise and Tana (Scott) and their children, Cody and Corra; also his loving dog Zoey.

Chad is also survived by his loving Grandma, Mildred Ackerman; parents-in-law, Bert and Rita Elliott; brother-in-law Terry and his four children; sister-in-law Maxine (Rick) and their two daughters; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cindy and Barry Prince were his special friends as well as Karen Karman who he regarded as “Auntie”. Chad was predeceased by his Grandpa Ackerman, Grandpa and Grandma Bailes; cousins, Kevin Berge, Justus Berge, Danny Bailes; uncles, Darrell Berge, Ed Schafer, George Karman, Bryan Bailes ; and his auntie Shelley Schafer.

Chad was a professional journeyman plumber and pipefitter. He was co-owner of Bailes Mechanical Ltd. with his brother-in-law Scott, whom he admired and respected.

He was a fun loving, caring man with many friends. Chad enjoyed playing pool, golfing, camping, fishing, hunting and quading with his family and friends. In his earlier years, Chad played hockey and darts, loved riding his motorbike when camping, and also downhill skiing. Chad enjoyed camping so much that when they weren’t camping, he’d sit outside with the fire pit blazing.

He was an avid fisherman and would make his own fish hooks. Chad loved fly fishing. He was grateful for his uncle Bryan and friend Bob Rose who helped him with his aspirations of fly fishing. He recently purchased a boat to thoroughly enjoy being on the water leisurely.

He also loved the sport of hunting wild game. Chad learned a lot from his father-in-law Bert and his uncle Darrell Berge. He also enjoyed hunting with his friend Gary Bechtold and Gary’s son Chad. A week before Chad’s passing, he went hunting with Chad Bechtold and they killed a moose. That sure made Chad’s day – he was overjoyed.

Chad also enjoyed going on trips with his lovely wife Carla to Palm Springs, Mexico, Dominica Republic, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica (where Chad and Carla met), and Germany. He learned to speak German and was very good at it.

Chad tried a few goals, including playing the guitar and singing. He has a cassette with him singing Clint Black’s “A Better Man”. When Chad wanted to do something, regardless of what it was, he gave it his best. When Chad had food cravings, there was no stopping him from satisfaction, Chinese food being his favorite; seafood, you name it, he’d have it.

Chad was a great cook and loved cooking with Carla. They were very hospitable hosts, welcoming everyone with open arms. He was quite the prankster and had many laughs on the special ones he enjoyed fooling. Magic was another performance Chad enjoyed doing. He loved it when he mesmerized those involved.

He thought the world of his brother and best friend Jaise. The two of them would lovingly taunt and tease their beautiful sister Tana. They would also protect her in a heartbeat.

Our Chad was a very passionate, considerate, handsome young man and will be deeply missed. We all love you, oh so much! God Bless!

A Celebration of Chad’s life will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00pm at Boulder Creek Golf Club, Langdon, AB.

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