It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Papa on February 17, 2018.
Dave was born in Tofino on December 24, 1927 to William and Stella Bond. Dave grew up on Neilson Island with his two sisters Arline and Jerry and his brother Walter (Buster).
Dave spent his early years working with his Dad building wharfs and pile driving in the Tofino area. He ran boats for logging camps and worked for Gibson Contracting, G & N Towing and PNG (Cermaq).
In 1955 Dave married his wife of almost 63 years Yvonne; together they raised their 4 children in Tofino. Dave was very active in the community, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 Years and he was on the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 Years. Dave was an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion (he spent many long days cleaning up after the Legion Fire). Dave ran the projector for “Movie Night” in the old Legion Hall for many years.
Dave was a very knowledgeable man especially about; boats, cranes, planes and cars (he owned the 2nd car in Tofino). Dave loved to travel with his wife Yvonne and they went on many trips; from camping in BC to Nova Scotia, trips to Maui, an Alaskan Cruise and a lifelong dream trip through the Panama Canal.
Dave was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather; he spent many hours teaching all of us with his endless patience.
Dave is survived by his loving Wife Yvonne, Daughter Judi (Stewart), Son Kevin, Daughter Tabatha (Darin), Grandchildren Owen, Marla, Joey, Jarod, Jayce, Sister In-Law Georgina and many Nieces, Nephews and Friends. Dave was predeceased by his Son Larry in 1975.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00 PM at the Tofino Legion.
We miss you and love you
Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to:
Tofino Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 190, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
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