David Mervyn Cole

David Mervyn Cole

It is with the deepest sadness that the Cole family announce the passing of David M Cole on Thursday, June 16, 2016. David passed away peacfully at his home in Clinton BC, at the age of 58.

Born in Saskatchewan, Dave spent his early years in Kelowna and Vancouver, attending various schools and universities, before arriving in Clinton in 1998, for what he thought might be a year or two. However, he fell in love with the Cariboo lifestyle and the people who became his close circle of friends.

To carry on his memory are his chidren, whom he loved deeply, Natalie (Jesse), Alex, Frazer, and Harrison. His father Martin Cole, sisters Elaine (Dale) Maxwell, Laureen Johnston, Janet Dedinsky, Leona (Ferenc) Geber and Marilyn (Manuel) Alviar, his many nieces and nephews and the mother of his children, Catherine. His friends, students, co-workers will also help keep the stories of David alive for years to come. He was also loved by his mother, Rena Cole, who predeceased him.

David believed in service to his community as an educator, fire-fighter, coach, paramedic, advocate and organizer. He was hard working, courageous, witty, forthright and curious. Dave liked to paint, travel, camp, sail, write, read, hunt for bargins, play games, fix things and help his kids. Always true to himself, David valued integrity above all else. He was a kind, generous man, and will be missed so very much.

Please join us for a public Celebration of David Cole’s life to be held at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm. 306 Lebourdais Street, Clinton BC.

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