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HOLMAN, David E.

December 31, 1943 — January 8, 2014

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the age of 70.  Remembered by his loving wife of 38 years Polly, sons Geoff (Jessica), John (Jerine) all of Kelowna, four grandsons William, Edward, Daniel and Thomas, brother Phil (Cathy) of Kamloops, sister Karen (Larry) of Naramata and several nieces and nephews.  David was a proud and loving father and mentor not only to his own sons but to others as well.  His wonderful sense of humor will truly be missed.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Willow Park Church, 439 Highway 33 West, Kelowna, BC.  Private interment.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Hope Centre” (cheques payable to Willow Park Church), or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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“Hope Centre” (cheques payable to Willow Park Church), or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.


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The service for HOLMAN, David E. is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Willow Park Church

439 Highway 33 West Kelowna, BC


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  • Ann and Wall says:

    Geoff We were so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. You and your family will be in our prayers.Ann

  • Domenic Rampone says:

    to the Holman family

    my thoughts and prayers are with you

    Dave was a tremendous man. we had a lot of great discussions over the last 40 years that i knew him

    he will be missed

    Domenic Rampone

  • Len Kassian says:

    My sincere condolences to the Holman family. May he Rest in Peace, Len, VE7KJL.

  • Norm & Betty Ann Barton says:

    We will always fondly remember our Amateur radio work and social times with David.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Roger/Erika O'Reilly says:

    Dear Polly and family
    I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Erika OReilly

  • Jim White says:

    The loss of my own dear wife on Tuesday has made me fully aware of the heart rending anguish being experience by the Holman family. God be with you all and eternal peace to David.
    Jim White VE7KDN

  • Ruta Soste says:

    Dear Polly and family,
    Einars and I were so sorry to hear of your enormous loss. David was a wonderful and generous person with a great sense of humour and a heart of gold. I have fond memories of our group hike up to Cathedral Lakes in 1962. In recent years, Einars and I loved riding in the old truck going Christmas tree cutting with him, and then over Polly’s delicious lunches, enjoying talks with David about the latest in technology. He will be sorely missed.

  • Karen Holman says:

    I miss my ‘big brother’…Refurbishing our relationship these past few years has been heartwarming, his sincere love and compassion unrelenting.David was unique; he definitely was ‘Ernest’ in so many ways.
    Vaya con dios David.

  • Dorothy (Watson) Rolin says:

    Dear Polly & Family,
    How timely our Summerland 50th School Reunion was in 2012. Meeting up again with David after all those years, being able to catch-up and share past memories; what a blessing. sincere condolences
    Dorothy Watson Rolin

  • Margaret McCuaig says:

    Dear Polly and Family,
    I am so sad to hear about the loss of your kind and generous hearted husband and father. After high school, David and I reconnected at WPG Baptist. David would offer me rides home to Summerland (having a Volvo and much better car than I had)and I remember him commenting that the Hope-Princeton is one of the few highways that is appropriately signed for the speed required to negotiate the turns. Every time I drive the HP I recall his wise words and chuckle (and slow down for the curves).
    Thank you David.
    warmly Margaret McCuaig

  • Jacqueline Seneshen says:

    It seems the earliest memories I have of Mr. Holman are sledding near your house and my dad’s very first computer!
    My dad has lost a very dear friend and I know that he will miss the phone chats. May you all experience God’s presence and His peace as you look back at his life and share the wonderful memories of this special man.

  • Carl Beishuizen says:

    OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. David was a true friend and will be greatly missed.

  • Cheryl Long says:

    Aunt Polly, Geoff, and John….
    I have many fond memories of coming to visit you in Kelowna. Uncle David loved to share his woodworking skills with us and the beautiful woods around your house …. fishing, and a few times he joined us tobogganing down the hill. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease his “American niece” (me) about the way she spoke. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. I am confident that my dad was there in Heaven to show him around.

  • Erhard & Lynn & family says:

    Sincerest condolences Polly and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • John and Wendy Hardy says:

    Dear Polly and boys,

    It certainly does not seem like 38 years since we celebrated your marriage!
    We have many warm memories of your hospitality in Kelowna…and feeding chickens, chopping wood, eating wonderful meals around your generous table, trading outrageous stories about canoeing.

    Polly, you and Dave were a gift of God to each other other. May our God, whose love never changes, be your comfort and strength in this next stage of the journey.

    We will be holding you in our prayers.
    Wendy and John

  • Herb Wood & Tanya Dysthe says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Holman family.

    We worked with David at TELUS and will always remember a kind and giving man.

    With deepest sympathy, Herb & Tanya

  • Ken & Gail Summers says:

    Polly & family,

    We were saddened to learn from DP of NZ about Dave’s sudden passing. Have fond memories of renting from him when living in Vancouver, before you or we were married. I still recall things I learned from Dave, like “always soak the bottom of your coffee cup” so it doesn’t dry & stick, said with conviction and a disarming grin.

    Then there was the time in Kelowna when we arrived to visit and Dave & other guests had been on his PC–which had the only hard drive I’d ever heard of on a home computer–playing a text-version dungeon game, trying to rescue someone I think, and battling trolls and finding treasures in`the labyrinth. Listening to your conversation when we first arrived convinced us you were all mad, at least until Dave introduced us to the game.

    It is also a pleasure to recall your visit in 2010 and see your slides of New Zealand–an introduction for our own visit a couple of years later.

    We still have the birdhouse Dave made for us years ago, and will continue to think of him when the chickadees nest in it in the spring.

    May God give you comfort.

    Ken & Gail

  • Kees Torenvliet says:

    To Polly and family:
    I have many wonderful memories of Dave. We spent time working together, living together while on training in Maynard, MA, and entertaining each other on the many wonderful times we travelled together for work.
    I am deeply saddened by his passing, and wish all of you my sincerest condolencies.

    Over the years since I last met Dave, I have often thought of him with fondness. Those were the best of times, and I will always remember them, and Dave, as part of that.

    Thanks for this belated opportunity to pass on my feelings on Dave’s passing.

    Kees Torenvliet

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