First Memorial Funeral Services

1155 Fort Street, Victoria, BC


Nicholas Adam Sohye

Passed away on June 24, 2020

On June 24, 2020 our world lost a shining light Nicholas Adam Sohye passed peacefully at home. While our lives have been forever changed the strength, humor, kindness and love he showed all who knew him was outstanding.

He was our “Loving Son” as he called himself and he truly was. A devoted brother to Paula Darling, brother-in-law to Patrick Darling and much loved Uncle to Zoey Harkness, Madisyn and Riley Darling. Adam was a loving nephew, cousin and very popular friend. The messages of condolence have been overwhelming to be sure.

Adam wore his badge of Muscular Dystrophy with honour. He took his health very seriously and advocated for himself and others. He was an active participant in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy working with Mesachie Lake, Youbou, Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, Cowichan Bay and Langford Fire Departments in their fundraising efforts and was proud that the Mesachie Group have raised nearly one million dollars for the cause.

Many have referred to Adam and his positive attitude as an inspiration for them to move through troubling times as he did with grace, dignity but most of all with love for everyone that mattered to him. Sincere thanks to Jura Ventures Judi and Kevin who gave us peace of mind knowing he was well taken care of and Adam’s team of Lada, Randy, Kim, and Marcella who provided such loving and supportive care to him. There really are no words.

We would thank everyone who has reached out to our family, and we will be having a Celebration of Life when this crazy world permits. Until then our thanks.


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William Ladic

July 4, 2020

Thank you Adam for giving me a chance to spend some time with you and for showing me that's it's okay not to take life so seriously all the time. I suspect you are now in a far more beautiful place and are free from any encumbrances you've had to endure while you were here in the physical form. Enjoy your freedom ...once again. Blessings.

Joan McKenzie

July 4, 2020

From the first time I met the Adman, I realized what an amazing person he was. So generous and full of life. His devilish sense of humour kept you on your toes. I had the honour of caring for his little buddy Astro, and there met another beautiful soul. Ron and I loved going to Victoria to watch his games and cheer him on. His was a life well lived, challenges were met and life adapted at every turn. Adam, you will be missed and fondly remembered by the many friends you met along your life’s path. Hope you enjoy your walks with Astro now. RIP!

Colleen Yarrow

July 4, 2020

Love you always cuz. You touched so many hearts with your kind funny soul. Your strong postive attitude kept u real. We are so lucky to have you in our lives and all the great memories we shared from growing up together to soup nights. Dont forget to eat your vegetables hey. I Went down to the harbor the other night to connect with you one last time. You are greatly missed and we will shine in your honour. I hope you get to meet all the beautiful soccer cheerleaders you desire.XO

Cathy Craig

July 3, 2020

Adam you will be missed. Such a courageous young man. Always enjoyed your visits when you came to this part of the island with your mom and dad. Best memory was having you at my Mom’s, your great Aunty Doreens 90th birthday. She remembers that so well. Rest In Peace Adam.

Daphne Inglis

July 3, 2020

John and I had met Adam on several occasions when visiting Canada. Our lovely daughter-in-law Kim, was a carer for Adam for 14 years. He always had a welcoming smile and a ready laugh. I’m sure he has left something special in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Condolences from Daphne and John Inglis ( New Zealand ).

Sandy and Rick Perry

July 3, 2020

When being introduced to the family at Adam’s grandmother’s celebration of life, Adam introduced Rick as “the Godfather”. We will never forget. A double meaning as we were designated Godparents for Adam and Paula. It was an honour. RIP dear Adam. You will not be forgotten. Sincere condolences to his family whose lives he has impacted. Rick and Sandy

Eric and Agneta Lundberg

July 3, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolences . May the memories of

Adam give you comfort at this time and beyond.

Eric and Agneta Lundberg

Tim McGonigle

July 3, 2020

I am honoured and humbled to have had the pleasure to call Adam a friend and colleague. A truly inspiring human in the manner in which he handled a devastating diagnosis. With humour, honesty and integrity he plugged along, educating many along the way on how to handle life when it gives you lemons. The best way is to squeeze all you can out of it and leave a lasting legacy. Forever my buddy, friend and go to for inspiration.

Missed but remembered always


Russell Campbell

July 3, 2020

Adam, I will always have fond memories of you. I had the pleasure of meeting you many years ago as part of the Anscomb House crew.

Once you and the boys moved out it was memories of Counterstrike video game parties, late night poker games, an epic road trip to Seattle to watch the drag races (after which we got down to the track and you ran the 1/4 mile in your chair), and quoting lines from "So I Married an Axe Murderer". One last "Head! Move out of the way Lad! Would you look at the size of the head on that lad!" for you Adam.

You carried yourself with amazing grace, dignity and courage throughout your life and brought a smile to many faces.

May you rest in peace.

Carol Jumaga

July 3, 2020

Dear Adam, Although I didn't meet you personally (only on face book) I do know that you were much loved by all. Never a complaint but someone full of life facing each obstacle straight on- your smile and humour was infectious.

You will be sorely missed by all; as you were truly loved by all. RIP

My heartfelt condolences Sherry, Nick and family.
Cousin Carol