Nygard; Clair John. November 4, 1936 – June 8, 2014. After a hard fought battle with cancer, Clair Nygard has gone fishing. He leaves his loving and caring wife of 54 years Valree, daughter Jill (Joel), son Clay, and grandsons Troy, Owen and Dylan waiting on the dock. He is survived by his sister Sharon and sister-in-law Verla (Barry). He loved his family, cherished his dogs and thoroughly enjoyed time with his extended family and friends. A day spent outside in the garden, hunting or on the water were always his first choices and if his son was in the boat and the fish were biting all was good. He was one of the best power moochers on the West Coast catching many 50 and two over 70. He was the original sports fishing pioneer in Hakai Pass, putting it on the map as the fishing destination. He owned and successfully ran Active Sales and Marketing for over 40 years. He respected and trusted his partner Geri and his dedicated staff long after he retired. He was a unique, one of a kind guy right up to the end and that is exactly what we will miss. Please join us as we celebrate his adventure filled life on June 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack. No flowers please, donations to the Chilliwack Hospice are appreciated. A special thank you to the medical and nursing staff for treating him with such dignity and kindness. Online condolences to the family can be made at

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