HEMBROFF, Clayton Delany
September 15, 1978 – May 24, 2016
With heavy hearts we share that Clayton Delany Hembroff passed away on May 24, 2016 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness. In January 2016 Clayton was admitted to the Neurology ward in Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) for diagnostic testing as he was struggling with loss of mobility and muscular weakness. While in the hospital, waiting for diagnosis, as a result of his condition, Clayton fell and sustained massive head injuries. While Clayton struggled to recover from his injuries, he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Faced with the devastating diagnosis of ALS and massive head injuries, still Clayton’s fight for life was unwavering. Clayton spent from January to May in the ICU care ward in VGH and then transferred to ICU Abbotsford. Suddenly and expectantly due to respiratory failure, Clayton lost his fight for the gift of life, leaving us far too soon. Although we rejoice, that Clayton has found peace, our hearts are heavy with loss.
Clayton leaves to love, mourn and miss him, his son Ryland, grandparents, Stan & Laurie, father Howard , step mother Mavis, mother Kelly (Ross), sister Melissa (Ed), brother Cassidy (Sheri) , numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and as well many friends. Clayton was a devout gamer and electronic wizard. His ability to take broken discarded bits and pieces and create kept us amazed! You knew you were special when presented with a creation! Clayton loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, biking and a good beach bonfire party. Clayton loved to cook, create and eat. Grandma will miss their many hours spent watching their favorite cooking shows together. Chocolate brownies and M&M peanuts will forever remind many of us of Clayton.
Clayton faced many challenges in his life, but never lost hope that he could turn life around and create the life he wanted. To the very end, Clayton’s spirit of optimism and hope remained. We smile as we think of the family reunification of Uncle Ray, Uncle Keith, Uncle Zale, Bill and Alicia! Hope the heavens are ready to rumble! Please join us on June 5th, 1 p.m. at Yale Community Centre to celebrate Clayton, to share our laughter and our tears and tell tall tales! In lieu of flowers, if so desired, please consider making a donation to the ALS Society of B.C, in memory of Clayton, www.alsbc.ca.