LUZNY, Wade – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wade Luzny, CEO and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Wade left us peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his mother Stephie Luzny (nee Menzul) and father Frank Luzny. Wade will always be missed by his soul mate and wife Karen (nee Fyfe), cherished daughter, Olivia, and many family, friends and colleagues.
Wade dedicated his life to many charitable and educational causes, leading the Canadian Wildlife
Federation to new heights since 2005. Prior to this he worked with the multicultural community and
government in Saskatchewan with many landmark achievements. Wade was a visionary, with the kind of leadership that comes from the heart. He won the Ernest Thomas Seton Award for the best conservation messaging medium for a film on wetland habitat while he was working for the Saskatchewan Department of Parks and Renewable Resources.
He enjoyed travelling the world, meeting new people, mentoring youth, boating, skiing and spending time with family. Wade was not afraid to take risks and lived life to the fullest, always trying in any way possible to make the world a better place.
He will be remembered for many things, but his top priority was encouraging and enabling youth to
experience and appreciate the many wonders of nature. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wade’s memory to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON, K2M 2W1. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.