January 15, 1957 – August 6, 2022
David was born in the small town of Matheson, Ontario. He completed 13 years of school in 12 years after which he pursued his civil engineering degree at the University of Waterloo.
He grew up loving music and playing hockey, and was a loyal Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan.
After graduation, his search for work and his love of hiking and canoeing led him to British Columbia.
He started work for a consulting firm in 1981 and relocated to Prince George in 1991, where he met and married the love of his life, Grace Dyer.
In 1995, Dave accepted an engineering position with the City of Prince George where he remained employed until he retired in 2020. Dave was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
He was a faithful Rotarian, a committed Christian and served as chairperson for Timbers Community Church Board until pancreatic cancer stole his life.
David leaves behind his grief-stricken wife, Grace, children Jeremy LaFontaine (Jennifer) Jonathan LaFontaine (Dina) and Joy Florell (Chase), and grandchildren Jocelynn, Jeremiah, Dalen, Faith, Charlyse, Dylan, Luke, Lucy, Mary and Jack.
He also leaves behind his sisters Kathryn (Murray Cruickshank), Terry (John Stepanian), sister-in-law Fanny Yeh and nieces Karen, Joelle, Danielle, Ghislaine, Julianne and nephews Bradley, Patrick, and Norman.
He was predeceased by his brother George and parents Floyd and Ruth Dyer.
The Celebration of Life service will be held at the Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church, 2658 Ospika Blvd., at 1:00 pm (PST) on Saturday, August 13, 2022. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed at: live.westwoodchurch.bc.ca
In lieu of flowers, donations could be sent to the Rotary Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, 3089 Clapperton Street, Prince George, BC V2L 5N4 or go to: https://pghpcs.ca/ support/
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