David Edward Tonkin
Aka “Pa”, “Chips”, “Chipper”, “Dave”
November 6, 1942 – November 1, 2011
Dave was born on November 6, 1942 in Calgary, Alberta and passed away, surrounded by his family, on November 1, 2011 in the Port McNeill Hospital at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Valerie; his children Candie (Don) of Port McNeill, Robyn (Jim) of Campbell River, and David (Melissa) also of Port McNeill; his grandchildren Christine, Kimberly, Kathleen, David, Jade, Jake and Mackenzie. Dave also leaves to mourn his brothers Henry and Chris; his sister Gerry (Curtis); Nicole Brooks; and many family and friends.
Dave’s loves included hockey, camping, boating, wood working, and walking the beach at Cluxewe collecting shells to put in his garden. Dave was able to add a little more brightness to the world with his collection of solar lights.
A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2 pm in the Lions Hall, 2897 Mine Road Port McNeill, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Campbell River Hospital Cancer Care Clinic, 375 – 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 3V1 or to the Port McNeill Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 2750 Kingcome Place, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 would be appreciated by the family.
Dave will be missed by all who had the privilege of meeting him.
Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Campbell River Funeral Home