David Alan WILLIAMS

Passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 50. Left to celebrate David’s life are his dad, Bernard Williams (Nina); sister Sherry Earl (Blake); brother Alan Williams (Shannon); his girlfriend Lynne Jasper; nephews Jaysen Earl, Shawn Earl (Malorie, Lily and Charlee), Clayton Williams, (Kaylie, Houghton, Matthew and Summer); aunts Mona Smith (Ray), Lona Hutchinson; uncles John Horvath (Doris), Wesley Horvath (Elaine); cousins Sue Lynn, Lyle, Darryl, Shona, Randy, Scott, John Paul, Kathy and Dallas. David was predeceased by his twin brother Darren; mother Rosalie Williams; cousins Lorne Smith and Rick Evano; aunt Sharon Evano; grandparents Harry and Rose Williams and Gabe and Katie Horvath.

David graduated from Fernie Secondary School in 1983, and from DeVry University of Calgary in 1988 at the top of the Dean’s List. In his earlier years he was an avid water skier. Like his mom and his brothers, he held an Industrial First Aid ticket. He wrote poetry and fictional short stories, and also played in the Fernie Pool League for years. He enjoyed camping with huge campfires, plenty of hotdogs, smokies and campfire pies. Sharing meals he had prepared and baked with family and friends was also a favourite.

David could always be found with a mug of coffee in his hand, and loved to joke around, having a good laugh and making people smile. He loved to watch NHL hockey, and baseball and was always game to make a friendly wager with his dad.

David was very intelligent, especially when it came to numbers, analyzing problems and finding solutions. Any computer problem, he usually had the fix. Never imposing, he was a gentle soul, who found his greatest joy in the company of family and friends. He loved us and we love him dearly. David will be missed and never forgotten.

A memorial service to celebrate David’s life was held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Mountainside Community Church, Fernie. Those wishing may make donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services, Fernie.