June 28, 1976 – November 9, 2012
David passed away suddenly at the age of 36, due to complications with his diabetes. He was born in Smithers and attended both the Telkwa and Smithers schools, he was very good at art, took up piano, guitar, gymnastics and then kick boxing, and as he gained his independence, he did pizza delivery, then moved on to be a waiter, and for fun he took up sky diving, and bought a couple of motorbikes. He moved to Terrace in 1998, where he was a waiter, a bartender, and assistant chef at Mount Layton, and for fun took up acting in the Terrace Little Theatre, and participated in many plays, he even had a small part in the movie Eight Below,that was filmed in Smithers. To improve his social life he took up Ballroom Dancing. When Mount Layton Hot Springs closed it’s doors, David became a security guard there and was studying Crime Scene Investigation by correspondence.
In 2006 he moved to Prince Rupert and worked in the casino Chances, first as a security guard, and then doing all the maintenance work, when the management changed at Chances, David became a Longshoreman, at first loading containers, then driving the trucks that carry the containers, then Crane operator, unloading the ships, he was also still involved in theatre, and dancing, and was taking a course to become an electrician.
David embraced life and lived it to the fullest, he will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and his co-workers He is survived by his mother Sylvia Belanger (Larry), his father John Belanger (Margret), his brother Timothy Belanger (Kim) and niece Laura.
Our family circle is broken, a link gone from our chain, but though we’re parted for a while, we know we’ll meet again.