December 29, 1952 – September 24, 2020
In loving memory of Dave Brett (‘Bear’ / ‘Bugsy’) who left us suddenly and unexpectedly on September 24, 2020 in Aldergrove, B.C. He was the most loving, kind and positive person to everyone he knew. Always up for a good time whether riding his motorcycle, bungee jumping, fire walking, visiting friends and family or chasing his four grandchildren like he was one of them.
Everyone who knew Dave has been left with a lasting and heartfelt impression that will never be forgotten. He loved with all his heart, his partner and soul mate, Diane, her girls Allison, Jenny (Ryan) Funk, Jocelyn (Shane) Titus and his four grandchildren, Mahailia, Merric, Shailyn and Sloane.
Dave is also survived by sisters Mary Pat and Cathy, brothers Don (Bridgette), Doug, and Bob (Jane); nieces and nephews Derek, Kimberley, Christine, James, Rachel, Ian, and Adam; and cousins Paul Blakely, Nick Harding and his many others across North America.
He also leaves behind many extremely heartbroken friends including the PHDT boys who he has known for more than 50 years. He has never missed the four day, once a year shenanigans they have celebrated since they were boys.
Also feeling the loss with tremendous grief are a couple of his oldest and closest friends, Ron and Dani who are missing his almost daily visits and without fail, happy hour every second night. Dave was so dedicated to keeping in touch with friends and still had many from elementary and high school. There are just too many friends to name and he cared for all with love.
He was the most committed man to all he knew whether it was helping a friend to beat a debilitating disease with his positive and good-natured humor, always so quick in lending a helping hand without being asked or checking in with friends to make sure they were going to have a good day.
He built up everyone’s self-esteem by praising them for any accomplishments no matter how big or small and making everyone feel important.
Dave will be watching over us and encouraging all of us to live the most positive and fulfilling life we can.
Dave will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to a charity of your choice in Dave’s memory.
A Celebration of life will be held October 10, 2020 by invitation only due to covid 19 gathering restrictions, however it will be live streamed so those not present can view by emailing email@example.com to receive the link and connection information.
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