Healey; David Vincent
Born: February 26, 1948
With deep sadness, we announce the death of our brother David Vincent Healey in his 66th year on June 27, 2014 in Chilliwack General Hospital.
Beloved son of the late Mildred (Calder) and Vincent Healey. Brother to Bill (Nancy), Heather (Noel), Shawn (LouAnn), and Roslyn (Gerald). Soul mate to Sue ‘Weaver’ and a ‘father’ presence to Narissa and Nathan.
As a young man, David suffered a major logging accident which cost him his leg. Although this would impact him for the rest of his life, he refused to let it slow him down physically, and was soon back playing tennis and football, riding his bike and working out. He travelled extensively to Australia, Mexico, Philippines and lived abroad for long periods, particularly in China. A man of many interests; he devoured books, loved music, good food, finance, and intellectual discussion. He was a storyteller. David also had a wonderfully sick sense of humour, one of his best qualities, and was not above pulling pranks on people. We will miss you Davey: our lovable, charming, determined, very funny, sensitive, intelligent, sometimes vexing, loner brother with the great hair. Also, perhaps a tad vain? We siblings have stood alone, having lost our grandparents and parents long ago. Your passing has brought us closer to our own mortality and left a hole in our hearts and in our family. He lived his David brand of philosophy consciously and with intent. It was an unconventional life, and best reflected his deeply held beliefs. “Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it” –
The family will hold a private Celebration of Life.