Celebration of Life: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m., 2720 17th St. NE, Salmon Arm
With deep sadness we announce the passing of Dave de Jersey. David was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, to Maurice and Beryl, younger brother to Alan Margaret and Sylvia and older brother to Yvonne and Faye. The family moved gradually west, winding up in Salmon, BC, for Dave’s graduation. He moved to the lower mainland in his early twenties and married Gwen Hildebrand. Their children together are Jason David, Chantelle Marie and Christine Danielle of Cranbrook, BC. The children of his second marriage to Dawn Curtis are Danica Maureen and Shane William rivers of Tappen. The five children were Dave’s greatest pleasure and pride and he loved their connection to one another.
Dave was first diagnosed with melanoma in 2011. The cancer returned in December 2014. After nearly a year long fight, Dave passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on November 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife Dawn; his children Jason, Chantelle, Christine, Danica and Shane; his siblings; nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. A memorial/celebration of life will be held for Dave in the spring.