THOMERSON, David. Long time resident of Fort Langley and Langley, Dave, loving son of William and Ellen Thomerson, passed away on 18 November 2012 aged 88 years at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Dave was born in London, England on 20 November 1923. His father tragically died with TB in 1926 leaving his mother to bring him up on her own. In search of work, Dave and his mother travelled to Canada, departing from Liverpool, England and arrived in Quebec on 18 June 1932. For five days they travelled by train across Canada and arrived in Fort Langley on 23 June 1932. They joined his aunt who helped her widowed sister find employment and the young Dave settled into his new life in BC.

At the outbreak of WWII, Dave joined the RCAF and proudly served his country at home in Canada and abroad. After the war, Dave worked hard on his farm and looked after his beloved mother until her passing in 1979. In 1984 he married Anne, his dearly loved wife (a former Elder of Langley Presbyterian Church), and they lived a happy family life together in their home at 202 ST until Anne sadly passed away in 2008.

Stepfather to Christine (Kevin), Kathryn, Andrew (Lorraine) and Graham Taylor and dear cousin to Charlie Smith and extended family, particularly Russell and Marg Laing, Dave will be greatly missed by all, especially Kathryn and Marg who have been an enormous support and help to Dave and Anne in their later years. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Dave’s life which will be held at Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home on Saturday 1 December at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Langley Memorial Hospital.

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