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KUHN, David Wayne

April 18, 1948 — March 20, 2022

It is with deep sorrow and loss that we share the passing of David Wayne Kuhn (husband, father, and Papa) at the age of 73. David passed away suddenly on March 20, 2022,  surrounded by his loved ones.

David is survived by his wife, Darlene; his 2 children, Diana-Lynn (Tyler) & Darren (Charlene); his five precious grandchildren, Savanna, Skylar, Max, Drayden, Ryker; and his brother Ron Kuhn (Vera).

If you ever asked others how they would describe Dave, the answer you would get most often is “One of a Kind”. Whether it was the way he could make you feel comfortable, or his tremendous wit – you always walked away feeling special.

David was born April 18, 1948 in Nelson, BC. He dedicated his life to the BC Ambulance Service for an impressive 40 years. In 2008, Dave retired from emergency services as an Advanced Care Paramedic.

Dave just celebrated his 46th wedding anniversary with the love of his life, Darlene, and was on his way to enjoying his 14th year of retirement. Dave was a proud father of his 2 children and took such pride in being an amazing Papa to 5 grandchildren.

Dave absolutely cherished his friendships and looked forward to scheduling coffees, get-togethers, and social events. His greatest hobbies were fishing, camping, Canuck’s hockey, and taking care of his beautiful home/yard. Dave touched so many lives along his life’s journey and will be deeply missed.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and paramedics for the compassion and care they provided to Dave. The family would also like to thank all of their wonderful friends and neighbours throughout the years for their continued love and support, as well as through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dave’s honour to Canuck Place.

As per Dave’s wishes, a celebration of his life will be scheduled and held at a later date.

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  • Sue Reid says:

    Darlene, my heart is breaking for you and your family. Please accept my sincere condolences at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers and biggest hugs are with you . Sue Reid

  • George & Arla Braun says:

    Darlene, Dianalynn, Tyler & family,
    Darren, Charlene & family, so sorry for the loss of your husband, dad & papa, thinking of you all❤️

  • Steve and Cathie Young says:

    OMG,,, so very sorry to hear this very sad news….please keep in touch
    Hugs to you and your family

  • Steve Williams says:

    Darlene, Diana-Lynn, Darren… Words can`t comfort what you are going through. We feel your pain, your heartache, your heartbreak, your sorrow. David was part of our family as well and will be sadly missed by everyone that crossed his path. Please accept our sincere condolences from the entire Executive and Membership of our BCAS 10-7 Association/Society. Our Retired Sisters & Brothers will miss him dearly. RIP Brother.

  • Ron Jordan says:

    My sincerest condolences. Dave and I worked together many years ago at the station at the Second Narrows Bridge when I was a rookie. Such a kind patient man. He made a huge contribution to the Ambulance Service.

  • Amarjit Dosange says:

    Sincere condolences

  • Sandie and jim wilson says:

    My deepest sympathies Darlene. Our chance meeting in Costco has taken on a whole new memory for us. Such a great loss of a wonderful man

  • Faye Stowe says:

    Good memories of Dave and Darlene from Williams Lake. So sorry to read of Dave’s passing.

  • Wes Lowenberg says:

    Sincere condolences Darlene and family. I can remember those days in Pemberton when you and
    Dave started going out together. Great memories of you and Dave throughout the years. Dave’s life was dedicated to the ambulance service and we will miss him.

  • Cliff and Carolyn Wilde says:

    With heavy thoughts we will always remember our friend of so many years. Back to high school in Squamish, curling days and many fond family get togethers, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing Darlene and your two children, your memory will continue on! Rest In Peace and keep the Canuck bandwagon going.

  • Steven Rupp says:

    Darlene and family our deepest condolences for you and the family gone far too soon wisdom…wit, and humor .a wonderful man .

  • Brenda Lain says:

    Darlene I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Brenda OOMSA

  • Ada Brown says:

    Kindly accept my sincere condolences, Darlene, Diana-Lynn, Tyler, Darren, Charlene & Families. Dave was certainly one fine gentleman and he will be sorely missed by so many friends and family members. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Cliff and Carolyn Wilde says:

    Rest In Peace our friend of many years. Back to high school days in Squamish, curling games and many wonderful times our families had together. Thank you for sharing Darlene , Diana-Lynn and Darren with us, we will keep in touch with them. Please keep the Canuck band wagon going…..one year THEY will win the cup!

  • TC and Karin says:

    A close neighbour for 13 years and dear friend for 28 years. Dave always had a big smile and twinkle in his eyes when engaged in a wide variety of topics he enjoyed to debate. He was extremely proud of his family and loving wife Darlene.. We will miss his infectious smile, quick wit and deep friendship. Our sincere condolences to Darlene and Family.

  • Geri Lynn Kushneryk says:

    Darlene, DL and Darren, The world lost a good man, and it won’t be the same without him. We are all mourning with you. So sorry this has happened and so glad we had a chance to spend some time with him over the recent past. Love and hugs to all GL

  • Fay Blackman says:

    Dear Darlene, I am so sad to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. He truly was a very caring individual and will be missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him. Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. Fay Blackman

  • Calvin Vollrath says:

    So sorry to hear this. Great memories from years ago. My deepest sympathies to all the family.

  • Trish Waldie (Pat Tinney) and Shannon Carlson (Shannon Tinney says:

    Darlene, we send our sincere condolences to you and your family. We grew up with David in Squamish and became good friends. David used to pickup Shannon in his car for school. I, along with a few other people camped with him in Pemberton at baseball tournaments. The picture was taken in 1969 when Shannon was working at the J Bar T in northern BC . Cherie Crowston, David and I went to visit her and camped at the ranch. David, Shannon (right) and Cherie (left). Such good times with him!
    Shannon and I were very saddened to hear the news of his passing.

  • dan dinsmore says:

    Just had a lovely visit with Dave…shocked and saddened by the news. Dave was always such a cheerful, good natured man. He left a positive impact on so many…patients, colleagues, family and friends..take some solace in knowing that death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves memories no-one can steal.
    RIP Dave, condolences to all.

    Dan Dinsmore – Summerland

  • Carol Butcher says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Darlene at the sudden passing of Dave. I will always remember that smile and how proud he was of his family.

  • Trish MacPherson says:

    Dear Darlene and family,
    We would like to express our sincerest compassion and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved soulmate, Dave. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Trish MacPherson

  • Beverly ALLEN says:

    Darlene and family; am praying for healing for your loss of David an amazing contribution to us all in society. Blessings with sorry for all your losses and may he rest in peace. Best to you all, Beverly Allen

  • Roy Daniels says:

    RIP my Brother

  • Trent Bruner says:

    Deepest condolences and sympathy to all in Dave’s family and to all who loved and knew him. From the first time we met at the 1993 Kamloops fiddle contest, I’ll always remember Dave as a cool, calm mannered man who had a warm heart. It was clear to me that his family and friends received him in the same manner. This became the same way when Diana Lynn became highly active in the Canadian fiddling scene with visits to the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp and other fiddle contests. When efforts began to bring back the Kelowna fiddle contest in the mid 1990s, Dave literally went from door to door with many Kelowna businesses to gain support for the 1997 contest comeback. His family were on board behind the scenes to support this worthy venture that has continued to bring fiddlers and fiddle fans together. They were also strong supporters of the fiddle/piano trio The Cleavers, for which Rodney Krip, myself, and Diana Lynn’s husband, Tyler Kushneryk, will always appreciate and be thankful for. Although I now reside in Norway with my wife and family, memories of Dave are close to my heart. The Canadian fiddling community owes him and his family many thanks for the efforts given in the promotion and development of Canadian fiddle music. Rest In Peace, Dave. Hilde and my Norwegian family say, “Takk for alt.”

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