David Adolf Hohn of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital on January 19, 2004 in his 83rd year. Dave was born June 18, 1921 in Vegreville, Alta, and grew up in the Brush Hill District outside of Vegreville. In 1941 Dave moved to Chilliwack with his parents, brothers, and sister.
Dave served in the Canadian Army for almost one year during the Second World War. After working in the Hans hop fields for two years, Dave got a job driving for Country Freight Lines, where he worked for 40 years. Anyone who worked for the Eaton’s store on Wellington Ave. will remember Dave as he delivered there until the store was closed. Dave was a familiar face to the merchants of Chilliwack. Dave worked at York Farms for five years on the maintenance crew until he retired in 1985.
Dave always had a passion for gardening, woodworking, traveling, listening to music, and reading. Dave was actively involved with the Salvation Army taking on many leadership roles and giving of himself for the workings of the church. He was also involved with the Time Out Seniors Group, and had been a Boy Scout leader.
Dave is survived by his wife Audrey; brother Ed (Elsa); sons, Wayne (Betty), and Dennis (Joanne); daughter Cheryl; stepdaughters, Mavis (Dick), Arlene, Linda-Lee, and Valerie; 25 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Dave is predeceased by his parents, Carl and Matilda; brother George; sister Margaret (Tiny); first wife Bertha; and great-grandchild Imogen.
The family would like to thank the staff at Chilliwack General Hospital, family, friends, and neighbours for their support.
Dave was loved very much and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 46420 Brooks Ave., Chilliwack, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.