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David (Pat) Patrick Davidson

January 15, 1947 - January 18, 2024


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of David Patrick Davidson, fondly known as “Pat”,
after a brief battle with cancer on January 18th, 2024, just three days after his 77th birthday. He was
surrounded by a caring team at The Abbotsford Palliative Care Unit, his loving family, and Donna, the
love of his life for nearly 60 years. Simultaneously, we find great joy in having had the chance to share in
his life and reflect on the long list of experiences he leaves for us to remember.

An outdoorsman, diligent worker, and a “get it done” kind of guy, Pat reveled in the simple pleasures of
life. Whether crafting in his workshop, capturing photos of local waterfowl (or was it a turkey vulture?),
exploring nature, or enjoying quality time with loved ones (especially winning at cards), he lived a life
marked by meaningful connections and cherished moments.

Pat, affectionately known as Husband, Dad, Grandpa, GG, Uncle, Brother, Whippersnapper and Pal
(among other less obituary-friendly names), lived a life of adventure, deep care, and camaraderie. His
trademark year-round shorts (just add snow boots to winterize) —, passion for canoe building, archery,
family, and food along with his quick wit are just a few aspects that define the man we remember.

Born on January 15th, 1947, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Pat’s talents and passions knew no bounds. Proud
but humble, he showcased numerous optimizations and changes to his workshop, where he crafted not
only stunning canoes but also jewelry and furniture. From rings made of precious stones (precious
because they may have been found on a walk by the river), necklaces, ulu’s, bowls, cutting boards, to
bookshelves and bed frames—each creation held his touch and was almost always gifted to a family
member, with love. His canoes and paddles stand as a testament to his creativity and love for the
outdoors. Always in pursuit of perfection, he experimented with different paddle designs, each iteration
bringing new function and design details, striving to create the ultimate masterpiece.

Pat’s love story with Donna began in high school in North Vancouver, and over the next half-century, it
endured, and flourished through various locations, challenges, and devotion—from Hudson Hope to
Vancouver, Kelowna, and Yarrow… They transitioned from motorcycle road trips to family camping
adventures with the family Dodge Dart, tent trailer in tow. sharing these experiences with their two
beautiful children, Lisa and Chris. Pat’s love for his family was unwavering, and it could be seen through
a smile and a wink; quietly working together on a project; handing you a thoughtful gift that he had
made by hand; on a trip to the zoo; or letting you pick up a card after you had mistakenly put it down…

He is survived by his beloved wife Donna, daughter Lisa (Chris), son Chris (Irene), grandchildren Kaleb
(Shae), Vanessa (Adam), Bri (Michael), and McKenzie (Jiwon), as well as great-grandchildren Lucas and
Amayah, and a long and loved list of extended family. His family and friends will forever cherish the
memories of a man who lived life with purpose, passion, and a wacky sense of humor.

The family will be hosting a private celebration. In lieu of flowers, they kindly request that you cherish
moments with loved ones, perhaps by taking them out for a burger and an ice cream cone, in honor of
the joy Pat found in life’s simple pleasures.


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