David McIntyre Blackburn
December 21, 1921-December 29, 2013
Dave was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, the second youngest of 7 children. He grew up in Prince George and later moved to Fort St. James to work in a sawmill and freight line business with his brothers. He was a proud Veteran of WWII where he served with the XII Manitoba Dragoons. Despite several close calls, he returned and in 1947 married Lucille Harrison. They remained in Fort St. James, where their son, Dale, was born, before moving to Prince George and subsequently, Nanoose Bay and Courtenay where he could be closer to his family. His past five years have been spent in Campbell River.
Lovingly remembered by his son Dale (Oda) of Campbell River, grandchildren Graham (Ellisha) of Duncan, Matthew of Calgary, and Meliana of Nanaimo, and great-grandchildren Malcolm and Lucille.
Predeceased by his wife Lucille (2005), brothers Howard and Herb, and sisters Ida and Hazel. Survived by his sister Kate Assman of White Rock, brother Bill Blackburn (Bernie) of Prince George, and many nieces and nephews.
Dave passed away at Evergreen Senior’s Home surrounded by his family.
A memorial service was held at Sutton’s Funeral Home on January 2, 2014.