July 5, 1963-August 21, 2012
Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Mentor, Musician, Artist.
It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of our dearly loved Blair. He gave so much wisdom, strength and courage during his 2 year journey living with ALS. He passed with peace and acceptance and a smile on his face.
Blair was a proud and loving father to his 12 year old son Max. They shared a deep appreciation for listening and creating music together and had many many hours of true connection with song and word. For 23 years, Blair shared his life with his wife, best friend and soul mate Cathy Silversides. He was dearly loved and will be forever missed by his parents Arnold and Anne Polischuk and brother Darrin Polischuk and wife Paulina. He will be fondly remembered as “awesome Uncle Blair” by all his nieces and nephews (Amanda, Jessica, Jay, Niko and Kyra). His quick and often quirky sense of humour was always understood and well appreciated by his sister-in laws Karen Christie and husband Wade and Linda Davidson and husband Rick as well as his mother and father-in law Pat & Dave Silversides.
Blair was a wonderful storyteller and captivated all his friends during our many neighborhood dinner “clan” parties. Good food, good drinks and beautiful conversations we all shared will be forever remembered.
Blair was passionate about everything he thought, did and said. He was intensely curious and fully embraced so many different joys in life: music, photography, business & marketing, teaching, cooking, bonsai, skiing, nature, fatherhood and friendship.
Blair was so grateful for all the care received from his Angels which include his “assistants” Dana and Tammie, his Vancouver team at the ALS Clinic (Brigitte, Gwyn, Amy, Dr. Briemberg), his therapists at home (Shannon, Jen, Carol, Meg) and his physicians Dr. Konway and Dr. Fehlau. Thank you for your expertise, wisdom and care.
We will forever miss you Blair, but take comfort in knowing you are with us, everywhere. We wish him best light and the good feel of musical rhythm forever. We love you, always.
There will be a Gathering for Blair on Thursday September 6th at 3pm at the Union Bay Community Hall. Please join us. All are welcome.
In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the ALS Society of BC.