Dave George Joseph Desmarais

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dave Desmarais, taken from us January 25th. Dave was born in Squamish, BC as the middle child between a brother & sister, the family relocated to Campbell River in 1985. It was in Campbell River where he met, and later married the love of his life, Kristy & where they raised their three beautiful children. Dave was always active in the kids sports, from fundraising to coaching for hockey and soccer teams. Hockey was a big part of his life, that had begun at a young age: ice hockey, floor hockey, street hockey and then he had Xbox hockey! And of course the Canucks! Dave was a jack of all trades, from tug boat deckhand cook, truck driver, culinary arts student, floor layer and street sweeper. He was always working for his family!

Dave will be remembered as a loving, generous, giving, funny and selfless man loved by all. He was happiest being with family and friends, always smiling, always joking, being goofy and making everyone laugh.

He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 23 years, Kristy; sons Brandon and Tylor; daughter Kelsey (CJ); grandson William; mother Denise; father Robert; brother Rheal (Rachel) and sister Tammy (Dave); niece; nephews;

aunts; uncles & cousins.

A celebration of Dave’s life will take place at 1p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Thunderbird Hall, 1420 Wewaikum Road, Campbell River, BC.

In lieu of flowers, we would welcome your support for the family thru: http://bit.ly/gofundfamily

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