David Ernest Fowlie died peacefully on May 31, 2012 at Queen Victoria Hospital with his family by his side. After a logging accident in 1969 David developed numerous medical conditions due to his injury. He was finally taken from us at the age of 71 after a brief bout of cancer. A Funeral Service will be held at the Revelstoke Community Center on Monday afternoon, June 11th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Bill Carlson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2088, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of David.
David was born at home on October 30, 1940 in Sidmouth, B.C. His family moved to Revelstoke in 1954. He worked in the logging industry for 43 years as an equipment operator. In his younger years, David enjoyed playing hockey and was an avid skier. David loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. He had a passion for gardening, woodworking and was an all around handyman. David was a dedicated family man and enjoyed watching his sons, daughter and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was very well known at the Revelstoke Forum. The moments that were most dearest to him were just spending time with his family.
David was predeceased by his parents, two brothers: Alex and Gib and his sister Betty Mackey. He is survived by his loving wife Violet of 50 years; three sons: Michael (Lisa), David and Rodney; daughter Darlene (Brian Lee); grandchildren Michael (Becky Gladstone), Matthew (Jesse Powell), Myles (Nikki Malenica), David (Sheena), Ashley (Justin) Buckmaster, Tiffany (David Tytula), Jordan and Jesse; great grandchildren: Taylor, Brooke and Madison; four sisters: Florence Devlin, Isabel (Lyle) Shiach, Alice Devlin and Kathy (Ron) Taylor; brother-in-law Doug Mackey; sister-in-law Rose Fowlie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting David’s obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.