With deep sadness, we announce the passing of David Frank Belanger on January 14, 2013, at the age of 54, after a courageous battle with cancer. David was predeceased by both his father and mother and tragically, our beautiful daughter, Cara Dawn Johnston, joined her Daddy on January 23, 2013. David is survived by his loving family; wife Wendy, daughter Jacquie (Kurt), grandchildren Hennacey and Naomi, son-in-law Dave, grandchildren Katie, Landon and Haleigh; also grandchildren Emily, Alexis, Nathaniel and Kate, in-laws, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and by a very special group of life-long friends known as Dave’s Crew.
David was born in Smithers, B.C. and going full circle, left us in Smithers, B.C. He grew up in Vernon, B.C., received his schooling and worked there, until moving to Houston, B.C. in April 2008. While employed in Vernon at MAAX Westco, David was also a member of the British Columbia Dragoons and a volunteer firefighter with the City of Vernon. He was so very proud to serve his country and his city and we are so very proud of him.
In respecting David’s wishes, there will be no formal Service. In honouring his memory, there will be a time for sharing at the Belanger residence and a time to raise a glass or two in Vernon, dates to be determined.
In David’s words: “Shed a tear if you must, then build a bridge and get over it … Party!”
Until we are together again my Bully Bear, rest easy, hug our daughter tightly and know you are loved and missed, so very, very much.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to RA Schrader Funeral Home, Smithers, B.C.