David JOHNSON

JOHNSON

David Donald

December 3, 1929 – October 29, 2008


After being in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox from August 5, 2008 to October 29, 2008 we lost David. Sue Price his partner and soulmate was at his bedside. David was predeceased by his father George Jones, mother Edith, daughter Susan Marie, sister Margret Fay. He leaves behind sisters Joy and Pat, brother Jack, cousins Betty and Jim, numerous nieces and nephews, also stepchildren.

David was a loving brother, uncle, cousin and father to all. He will be missed by his friends. He spent his early years in Ontario then went out to BC in early 1950’s. He lived in Prince George, had a business of his own for 3 or 4 years, had a stroke and could not continue on with it. He sold his business to his friend Tom in 1967.

David was a member of the Elks Club in Prince George, became Exalted Ruler for one term and would be a clown in their parades. He went to Terrace and took a 10 month electronics technical course which he passed then moved to Terrace where he worked for a firm there. Next he went to work for Euracan Pulp in Kitimat. From there he went to Tahsis in 1972 and worked for “Tahsis Company till 1984 when he retired. While living in Tahsis he would be a flying Santa Claus for the Lions Club; they went to Native villages on the coast. Also when he was working he built a 41 ft. sailboat at home with the help of family and friends. It took about 10 years. When he retired in 1984 he lived on the boat for a few years then traveled to Mexico on it with his friend Fred Ebrup. David came back from Mexico because of health problems. He lived with his friends Tom and Pat in Royston, BC for a few months. When his health improved he moved to his rented apartment in Courtenay. While in the Comox Valley he belonged to the Glacier Heritage Power & Equipment Club. He would ride an old steam tractor with his friend Bill in parades. Finally his health got worse and he was house bound. We thank Home Care nurses for their care and also the nurses on the 3rd floor at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

At David’s request no service and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Comox Valley Hospice Building Fund 250-339-5533.