David James Smith was born in Stone, Stafford, England, on August 18, 1944. He moved to Canada in 1966 and resided in North Vancouver, BC, and Squamish, BC, until 2003. He then moved to Barriere, BC, where he lived out the remainder of his life.
Dave’s passion was truck driving. He finished off the last 25 years of his driving career in the logging industry. Since retiring in 2005, Dave has enjoyed hunting, fishing, being a member and treasurer of the Barriere Lions Club, his friends, family and a life of leisure.
Dave passed away at home in Barriere on April 9, 2012. He was 67 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Lynne; his children James, Victoria and Jared; step children Ed, Audra, Mike, Larry and Chad; 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and by his brother, Phil Smith who lives in England.
As Dave would have wished, an informal gathering to share memories was held at the Lions’ Hall in Barriere, BC, on Friday, April 13, 2012. Donations in his memory would be appreciated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, 201 – 635 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3.
Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, BC, 250-672-1999. On-line condolences may be sent to the family via www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com