October 10, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nicholas (Nick) Hafke. Nick passed away on the morning of October 10th, 2019 at the Ottawa General Hospital. He was only 44 years old.
Nick is survived by his immediate family: his parents Georg and Val; his Sister Ingrid and his two brothers Marty and Christopher. He is missed by his extended family: brother in law Thomas Bill; sisters in law Angie Abdou and Monica Nguyen; nephews Markus, Mathew and Oliver and by his niece Katherine.
Nick moved to Fernie in 1989 with his family and attended school at the Fernie Secondary school. Nick knew Fernie as his home, having spent most of his life here. He enjoyed his work driving for Kootenay Taxi and started up and helped with the family pizza business (Just Pizza) for many years. He recently moved back to Maxville Ontario in 2018 to stay close to his parents and family.
Nick was a gentle soul who, at times, struggled through mental and physical health challenges with the support of his family and friends. Ultimately though, it was the physical health issues that overcame him. We are all devastated at his early passing and take comfort in knowing that Nick experienced some of his happiest moments over this last year of his life after his move back to Ontario.
We miss you dearly Nick and wish you the peace that you’ve always deserved.
Memories and condolences can be shared at https://www.forevermissed.com/nicholas-wilfred-hafke/#about.
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