Dave Brian Reece was born in Victoria, BC on July 21, 1947. Dave passed away on May 10, 2013. Predeceased by his parents, Bob and Iris Reece, daughter Paula, son Justin and younger brother Richard, lovingly remembered by his wife Sherie, daughter Tammy (Arash), grandchildren, James, Dahrius, Layla, Cyrus, his siblings Alan (Rhonda), Sharon (Tero), Ken (Glenda), Rob (Karen), nieces and nephews.
Dave lived a full and successful life. His working career saw him with the CP Railway where he acquired his first pet, a baby bear, later working for years in the Forest Industry and self-employed in landscaping. An active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 in Sooke, Dave enjoyed the comradeship of his fellow members. For years, an avid golfer with a small handicap, he captured prizes thoroughly enjoying the game. A wonderful father, grandpa and loving husband, Dave had many friends earning their respect for his great humor and pleasant helpful nature. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends.
A special thank you to Andy Carrier who stopped to assist Dave at risk to himself by trying to remove the ignition keys from the truck before it plunged down the ravine, to the Sooke Fire Rescue team and to the staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital especially Brenda, Sarah and Sharon.
Dave will be cremated and his ashes scattered as per his wishes. A reception to celebrate Dave’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 in Sooke, 6726 Eustace Rd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Saturday May 18, 2013. Flowers gratefully declined.