Sadly, on Friday April 15, 2016 at the age of 47 our son, brother and friend David Wood passed away peacefully with his family and friends at his side. He left a piece of his heart with everyone he encountered in his life; and in return took a piece of ours with him when he left us so suddenly and far too early.
David was born in North York, Ontario on December 18, 1968 to Robert Wood & Shirley-Anne Wood (Stone). His early years were spent in Vancouver, where his brother Paul, soon joined him. Cranbrook is where he called home.
It was at school in Cranbrook that David met his lifelong best friends, Moge & Neil. After graduation, they set off to the bright lights of Vancouver to make rock’n’roll dreams come true. Together they formed their band “Blue Rose” and successfully took the show on the road and toured across Canada!!
David had several jobs growing up including: working on his uncle Brian & aunty aunty Valerie’s commercial fishing boat as a skipper & the Investor’s Group; before establishing himself in a long and successful career in the Vancouver night club scene as a recognized DJ in the industry. Eventually, David realized that he needed a career change and was introduced to the pest control industry by a friend from PCO Orkin where he worked for several years. Wanting to go on his own, David met his honorary sister and business partner – Tashia (Phillis Zella). Together they successfully launched and operated SOS Pest Control Inc. owned by his honorary mom, Ruth, based out of Penticton, BC.
David enjoyed spending time fishing, camping, golfing (Dave’s style), gaming, watching hockey – Canucks & especially going to the NHL Young Stars & Vees games, horseback riding, poetry, writing music, playing guitar & drums, and sharing his gifts with others that wanted to learn.
One of the things that David enjoyed most was spending time with the young people in his life. He was honored and proud with title of “uncle”. Nephew (Noah), nieces (Avery & Devyn), godson (Kyle), honorary nephew’s (Tucker & Tyrell). He often said that he wished he would have more time to spend with them.
David left us in peace to a gentle native spirit traveling song, so shall his spirit sore with the eagles. May he rest in peace.
For those who wish to honour David’s life, please make a donation to the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, 200-138 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1M6