May 23, 1944 – January 15, 2019
Dave passed away peacefully on January 15, 2019 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC with his children at his side.
Dave was born on May 23, 1944 to Ethel May Eby and Floyd ‘Buck’ Alexander Eby in Prince Rupert. The third of four boys, he grew up enjoying all that the northern west coast has to offer. He moved to Vancouver as a young adult until his camera business took him to Red Deer, Alberta where he opened a franchise of Kits Cameras.
He relocated back to Prince Rupert in the late 80s and spent much of his adult life working at Early Bird. His retirement saw him move around Alberta and BC for a few years until settling in Port Hardy in 2016, where he spent his time as a handy man for the residential complex he lived in. He was a talented artist and could figure out how to fix just about anything. He was never happier than when he could solve a problem for someone, or make something work again. He enjoyed camping, exploring, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter Alison Colton (Blaine) and his son Cameron Eby (Genevieâ‚¬ve), his loving grandchildren Alexander, Eli, Amelia, Odessa and JaeË†lle, his brother Gordon Eby (Jeanie) and his nieces and nephews Corrine, Christine, Darrell, Paul, Brent, Kirsten and Lindsay. He was predeceased by his parents Buck and Ethel and his brothers Larry (Diane) and Ronald (Judy).
He was described by many that knew him as a gentle and kind soul, just like his father. He will be dearly missed, and always remembered. Our family will return to Prince Rupert this summer to embark on a journey to put him to rest at Tow Hill on Haida Gwaii.
Please join us to celebrate the life of our father, Dave Eby, on Sunday August 11th from 1 – 4 p.m., upstairs at Breakers Pub. Dave was Rupert born and raised and worked at Early Bird for many years. We will come together to share stories and celebrate together with Dad’s family and friends. All are welcome, and dress will be casual.
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