Morgan, David Leslie

MORGAN wNovember 9, 1949 – September 28, 2014
at the age of 64 year

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday Oct 25 at the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union Recreation Centre from 1 – 4 p.m.

I am saddened to announce that on Sept 28, 2014 David Morgan, my beloved husband and best friend lost his short and courageous battle with cancer at Kelowna General Hospital the age of 64 years.

Dave was born on Nov 9, 1949 in Vancouver BC. His family moved from Abbotsford to Kamloops in 1962 where he attended school until graduating in 1969.

His career with Canada Safeway began when he was 16, and continued in Kelowna during the 1970’s.   He was transferred to Salmon Arm as Produce Manager in 1981. He worked a total of 40 years in Safeway until he retired in 2009.

Dave had a zest for life, a lively sense of humor, and a gift of accumulating friends. He had a wide variety of interests including golfing, skiing, boating, kayaking, quading, camping, casual poker games with the guys, and most recently, Barbershop Singing.

Dave was a long time member and Past Master of Salmon Arm Masonic Lodge # 52 and had more recently also a member of Enderby Masonic Lodge #40.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Teri (Hasler), daughters Danielle (Gordon) Walkden, Natalie (Ryan) Ennis and three grandchildren, Daylan, Sydney and Hunter. He also leaves behind three brothers, Larry (Lois), Michael (Margaret) and Rick (Nancy) as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law.

He was predeceased by his father and mother Edward and Eveline Morgan and his niece Michelle.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Shuswap Medical Clinic, the emergency team at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and all the doctors and nurses involved in Dave’s medical care at the Kelowna General Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.


  1. We are very much saddened, with Daves passing, he will be so much missed,, especially his uniqness of his character that we all loved,

  2. My deepest condolences to Teri, Danielle and Natalie. I was very sad to hear of Dave’s passing and my best wishes for you all during this difficult time. Dave was a very kind man who always had time for everyone, I always enjoyed talking to Dave and listening to his tales which almost always ended in laughter he was a rare guy who could always make you see the good in any situation. He will be missed by many but never forgotten .

  3. Sending all my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to you Teri and your family. Dave will be missed by so many people and definitely not forgotten. I shall always remember his kindness to me and Al forever.

  4. Dear Teri,
    Words can not express how sorry we were to hear of your terrible loss just when you were so looking forward to your retirement and being able to spend time with Dave. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  5. We were shocked and saddened when Salmon Arm friends phoned us several days ago to share with us the very sad news about Dave’s passing. To you, Teri and your family we send our sincere condolences.
    Ken and Margaret

  6. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, my thoughts are with you Teri and family, will miss Dave’s friendly smile.

  7. Briefly I met Dave and yourself when visiting my Mother Mary. During the brief moments of conversation I certainly could sense, feel and know that Dave was one of The world’s gifts. His compassion, care and empathy for mankind was evident in the times he assisted my parents in their time of need. I will be eternally grateful the care assistance he periodically provided My parents. Dave will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
    My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  8. The neighborhood is not the same. Dave was quite visible as he contentiously looked after his possessions. His truck received allot of his attention. He had a need to keep it clean. He no doubt enjoyed the cleaning process but also must have enjoyed the satisfaction of knowing it looked great. Everything he had was well kept. This was truly a reflection of his character.
    Dave and Teri pulling weeds in the front yard is a picture we will not easily forget. They worked together to beautify their property.
    Dave loved to push snow with his quad. I am sure he also enjoyed to make the lives of his neighbors easier by easing up the amount of snow they would have to shovel. This must have made him feel good! He thought about others and how he could benefit them. Yes he was indeed selfless.
    Dave was empathetic and also sympathetic. He would listen to your concerns and share your pain. He was not in a hurry to brush you away. He loved to talk. You felt safe and comfortable in his presence. He would treat you like a brother.
    We’ll miss Dave. It is hard to imagine we cannot simply cross the street to talk to him. He will not be forgotten.
    Ken & Conny

  9. So sorry to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. Praying that the comfort of The Lord will be with you Teri and Danielle and Natalie and their families. Blessings from Bill and Marge

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Terry and your family. It was a great shock to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. I would often have great two minute conversations with Dave when he worked at Safeway. I trust the sweet memories you cherish will help to sustain you at this most difficult time.

  11. All my thoughts and love and prayers for you and all your family…words can’t say enough!

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