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David George Hay
84 years old from Richmond, B.C.
Passed away surrounded by family after a lengthy illness on August 25, 2017 in the Richmond General hospital.

Born in Port Alberni, B.C. Dave was a retired mechanical engineer, well known in the forest industry since 1959 and an accomplished artist. He will be fondly missed by family and friends and live on through his artwork (water colour, acrylic & encaustic paintings) and in our memories.
Survived by his wife Lily, family Laurie, Carolyn, Nick, Kaitlyn, siblings Frank, Barry, Diane, Rod and numerous relatives. Predeceased by his father Young Wing Hay, mother Josephine Harris and son Ron Hay.

Dave’s last wishes were for no memorial service, donations greatly appreciated to Heart & stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or Richmond General Hospital in lieu of flowers. We wish to thank everyone for the kindness and care shown by friends, family, doctors, hospital staff and care givers.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mei-Ling and David Lam

    14 September 2017 5 years ago

    Dearest Lil, Laurie, Carolyn, Nick and Kaitlyn, and Family,
    We were shocked to receive this notification of Dave’s passing. We will miss him very much. We shall also miss his annual newsletters updating us on the family’s activities. His extraordinary artistic talents will long be remembered.

    Please know our prayers are with all of you and we wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

    We bid Dave Aloha, Oe.

    With Love always,
    Mei-Ling and David Lam

  2. Barry Hay

    14 September 2017 5 years ago

    We never think that the people you love will someday not be there. Often we postpone a visit or just a phone call to say hello, how are you. It is difficult to lose the sadness we feel and time never lets us forget. I cherish the moments we shared during our short time. I will always miss my brother Dave and keep the memories of the times we shared together. Until we meet again on the other side…

  3. Dave & Jan Poon

    13 September 2017 5 years ago

    Dear Lil, Laurie, Carolyn & families – regret not seeing Dave on our visits to Vancouver, however kept in touch through email on special occasions. Dave was such a wonderful artist and recall fun times in Port Alberni when the Louie, Mar & Hay cousins were growing up. Our sincere & heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. Love from Jan, Dave and the Poon family

  4. Jack Ko

    13 September 2017 5 years ago

    ‘Dave’…words cannot really express how much you are really missed ! May God be with you! You will forever be in our thoughts, Love…brother-in-law, Jack.

  5. Daryl Shim

    13 September 2017 5 years ago

    Sept 13, 2017

    Dear Aunt Lil , Laurie & Carolyn ,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Dave ,he was a wonderful caring person.
    I hsve fond memories of Uncle Dave.,
    visiting him and at Lil at their home .

    I will miss him dearly .

    My thoughts and prayers are with you .

    take care ,

    Love Daryl

  6. Jack Mar & Arleen Mar

    12 September 2017 5 years ago

    Jack & Arleen Mar
    Dave was a fun cousin and will be missed. We shared many moments in our younger years in Port Alberni…table tennis, reckless swimming in the Alberni Canaland horsing around…our condolences to the family

  7. Bob Ko

    09 September 2017 5 years ago

    A wonderful husband,father and brother in-law.You will be dearly missed Dave.Will miss you watching the Bond movies.
    Deepest condolences to the family.

  8. Bill & Alinda Bowden

    06 September 2017 5 years ago

    Dave will always remain in our hearts. We have a painting here and one down south. He will be missed but our memory of him will live on. Hugs to all the family.

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