D’Arcy William Lade

Lade, D’Arcy William (Rev.)

March 15, 1946-September 28, 2005


Gone to be with his Lord and Saviour, D’Arcy Lade passed away on September 28th, 2005 in the presence of his family. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, D’Arcy received his Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, Hamilton, and his Master of Divinity from Knox College, Toronto. D’Arcy was predeceased by his parents, Ina and Earl Lade and was loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years Marion; sons Adam of Victoria, Nick (Kristy Silverthorn) of Courtenay, Ben at home; and daughter Alexis Shanks (Terrence) of Port McNeil; sister Diane Trotter (Harold) of Waterdown; mother-in-law Jean Ross of Dundas; sisters-in-law Jeannie Baldauf (Herwig) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Bev Bazeley (Bill) of Hamilton; nieces Stephanie Trotter, Tina and Denise Bazeley; nephews Erin and Adriaan Baldauf; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his beloved Christian Family at Comox Valley Presbyterian Church; as well as friends whose love and affection has been an abiding blessing through the years.

D’Arcy was ordained as a Minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in August, 1977. He served the congregations of Forbes Presbyterian in Grande Prairie, Alberta (1977-1984); St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Lethbridge, Alberta (1984-1994); founding Minister of Comox Valley Presbyterian (1994-until his passing). He was an ordinary man blessed by God to do some extraordinary things.

A celebration of D’Arcy’s life was held at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd, 2005. Reception held following the Service at Comox Valley Presbyterian Church, 725 Aspen Road, Comox. A private family interment took place prior to the Memorial Service at the Courtenay Cemetary.

If desired, donations may be made to Comox Valley Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 725 Aspen Road, Comox V9M 4E9; Rev. D’Arcy Lade Palliative Care Unit, c/o St. Joseph’s General Hospital 2137 Comox Ave, Comox V9N 4B1; or a charity of your choice.

Special thanks is extended to Dr. David Bowler for his care and support; the visits of the Home Care Nursing Service in the Valley; the incredible love of the people of the Comox Valley Presbyterian Chruch; and the cards, letters, calls and visits from the many people his ministry has touched through the years.