March 1, 1956 – December 22, 2013
It is with profound sadness that the family of Miles Danczak announce his passing on December 22, 2013, at the age of 57 with his loving family at his side.
Miles was the oldest of five children born to Henry and Del Danczak, and grew up in Barriere, B.C., a place that he loved and was truly home to him.
Miles worked for the Department of Highways until 1989 when layoffs forced him to have to leave his beloved Barriere and seek work elsewhere; and so Miles moved himself and his three young children to Quesnel where he started work for Westfraser Mills in May 1989.
Miles made many friends during his 24 years there, and many of you were like family to him. Miles loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, and riding his bike; you can’t think of either of these things without thinking of him!
Miles was always out riding his bike, and took many trips with the boys going to places like Ontario, Alaska, all over B.C. and into the United States. He always said he felt so free and alive when he was on his bike.
In 2008 Miles met Kathy, and together they took many bike trips, both sharing in the joy and freedom of it!
Miles and Kathy married in October 2011, and it was just four short months later that Miles was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Miles fought a courageous battle, and we were all determined he would beat the odds, but it must be true what they say about God only taking the best, because no finer man was there!
Miles was predeceased by his father Henry Danczak in 1983, and he is survived by his mother Del Danczak, wife Kathy Danczak, children Michelle (James) Szabolcsi, Tyler Danczak, Leanne (Blair) Danczak, siblings Tony (Trish) Danczak, Kelly (Darcy) Danczak, Karen (Brian) Pilkington, Tracey (Bruce) McDonald, grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial tea was held on December 29, 2013.
Miles’ wish was to be buried back “home” in Barriere, and on Aug. 16 and 17, 2014, Miles will take his final ride by bike from Quesnel to Barriere. Anyone wishing to join the ride/convoy is welcome and a service will take place at that time in Barriere. The celebration of life will be held for Miles & Henry Danczak on August 16th & 17th, 2014. It will begin on the 16th in Quesnel, BC at 9:00 am where Miles will take his final ride on his bike to Barriere, BC where
family & friends, old & new will gather for a BBQ at the Mountain Springs Motel to remember both
Miles & Henry and the wonderful men they were. A graveside service will follow on the Sunday the 17th
at 11 am at the Barriere Cemetery.