DAVISON, Thomas Harold
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas Harold Davison on July 13, 08. He was born on June 14, 1931 and was a long time resident of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, farming until 1971 when the family moved to Westbridge where they began a new adventure in the cattle business. In 2006 they decided to retire from ranching and moved to Heffley Creek to start a Bed and Breakfast with daughter Bobbi (Wes). He had a strong sense of community and spent time on the School Board, coaching Baseball, Maple Ridge Merrymakers, Boundary Players, 4-H Club, was a member of the Lions Club, active at the United Church, and even ran for office as a MLA. He is credited with starting “Teen Town”, a group that kept young people busy at dances and other activites in High School. Tom was very active in the Cattlemen’s Association, both locally and provincially. He was eager and willing to help friends and neighbors when they needed it with the loan of labor or equipment and developed friendships he carried throughout his life. He leaves behind his wife Barbara of 56 years; Sons, Ken (Paula) of Winfield, and Mike (Brenda) of Mission, Daughters, Shari (Reid) of Grand Forks, and Bobbi (Wes) of Heffley Creek, brother George (Lorna) of Gabriola Island, sister Sheila (Wally) of Armstrong, Brother in Law Don (Joan) of Victoria, and mother-in-Law Jean Hepburn of Kelowna, uncountable friends and neighbors, and his most proud possessions, his 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. They will remember grandpa as someone who helped them ride a horse, snowmobile or ATV. He spent many hours fixing or building things and one of his most favorite sayings was “Good Enough” he passed away with his family beside him to witness a very good man leave this world and enter into Heaven. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kettle River Lions Club in his name for the charitable work they do. Many thanks go out to the Staff of ICU and Emergency at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Your compassion and drive to save Dad are a credit to your profession. To Dr. De: Thanks for your efforts. There will be a Memorial Service at Midway Community Hall in Midway B.C. on July 26, 08 at 2:00 in the afternoon to celebrate the life of a very good husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.