July 15, 1950 – January 1, 2023
In loving memory ~
With great sadness, we announce that David Brand (aka Dave, Goat Man, Grumpy, the Cockroach) passed away on January 1, 2023, following a brave battle after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke and developing complications that became too profound to overcome.
Along with his wife Christina, he is lovingly survived by his daughters, Rebecca (Scott), Kathleen, and Angela (Tyler). He became a grandfather to Lily Jade in 2009, a role he cherished. The joys of being a grandfather grew with the births of his other grandchildren, Zachary, Morley, and Maclean.
David’s working life included Harmac, log salvaging, house construction, and taxi driving. His favourite activity was jamming in the basement with his buddies. In the year 2000, he moved to “Cedar by the Sea” and found true retirement peace sitting in his chair, looking at the ocean while composing songs or playing the guitar.
Surviving lung cancer in 2019 demonstrated David’s tenacity for life. He continued to fight until the end and was proud that his daughters inherited his strength and resiliency. Dave will be remembered for many things including his love of music, his ability to recite thousands of songs, the ocean, his beloved Wee Geordie, his family, and gardening.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Nanaimo, B.C., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1630 E Wellington Rd., on January 14th. Please join us at 12 p.m. for a toast in his honour, with a service to follow at 1 p.m. In celebration of his life and love of music, we welcome individuals to bring their own instruments and play a tune to carry Dave on his way.
For more information and to share condolences, please go to www.evergreencremationcentre.com
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