May 1, 1979 – February 1, 2022
Chad, whose tragic death appears to have been accidental, is the dearest, first-born, 42-year-old son of former 6-term MP Maurice Vellacott and his wife Mary Vellacott. Chad’s paternal grandparents were Ed & Mary Vellacott of Quill Lake, Sask. His maternal grandparents were George and Mary Guenter of Hague, Sask. His younger siblings are sister Lisa Little (Paul), Josh, and Jay.
Chad trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior from the penalty of sin as a youngster and was baptized as a believer in his teenage years. He had a good sense of humor and a heart for others. After he got his driver’s license, he would load up the family van with other high schoolers to take to the Saskatoon Lakeview Free Methodist youth group. Chad was a brilliant 99.02 % grad of Saskatoon’s Mount Royal High School in Saskatoon, where he had been a student leader, a comedic school announcer and drama enthusiast. Chad then went on to complete an undergrad degree at Briercrest College, where he also commenced a Master’s degree. He was a drummer at church and Briercrest College, was a summer-time Christian camp counsellor and enjoyed canoeing and the out-of-doors. Chad had an inventive mind with constructing things around the acreage, was savvy with computers, took a great interest in God’s handiwork in the heavens and passed that on to his children.
Chad was diagnosed with schizophrenia 18 years ago (which he resisted). The family is encouraging donations to any Schizophrenia Society, in memory of Chad. He is now completely healed in body and mind in the presence of His Redeemer. In the midst of this long, dark “valley of the shadow of death,” we so much look forward to holding Chad in our arms again.
The funeral service for Chad will be held at Erindale Alliance Church, 310 Perehudoff Crescent, Saskatoon, SK at 3pm on Sunday, Feb. 27th. A livestream will be available at http://www.erindalealliance.ca/podcasts/media/2022-02-20-chad-vellacott-funeral-service-feb-27-3-00pm for those unable to attend the service.