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Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home

34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC

OBITUARY

John Davidson

December 10, 1963November 6, 2017
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John was born on the 10th of December 1963 in the Anderson Hospital, Hawick, Scotland, son of James (Pym) and Isabel. He joined his brother Keith, and sisters Linda and Sheila at their home in Newcastleton, Scotland. He spent his early years in the small borders village with a population of around 1000 people and attended school there. Two more sisters followed Isabel and Janie making six siblings in total. Then John attended secondary school in Hawick in 1975 and afterwards spent a brief period in the Royal Air Force. In 1983, John left home for London to attend Teacher Training College. Not long into his first semester, he met his future wife, Denise. After four years of study, and successful graduations, John and Denise headed to Australia for a working vacation. They returned to the south coast of England where their first child, Drew, arrived on February 23rd, 1991. John, Denise and baby Drew decided to try their luck up north, where John started to consider a future in the Police Force. On October 1st, 1993 he had an interview lined up with Strathclyde Police in Scotland but never got there as news reached him en-route that Denise was giving birth to their second child Dina in the Borders General Hospital.

John had also applied for a position with Northumbria Police and, after a successful interview followed by a few months training, the family moved south of the border again to settle in Whitley Bay in the northeast of England in February 1994. This would become their home for the next 12 years. Drew and Dina were joined by a new arrival, Fay, on December 21st 1997. As the kids got older, John began to imagine a brighter future overseas. John left for Canada in February 2006 and began the process of induction into Abbotsford Police. After much deliberation and cutting of red tape, the Davidsons’ Canadian adventure began on April 29th 2006.

A brief stint in Garrison Crossing, Chilliwack helped them transition into their new Beautiful B.C. lifestyle. They soon established their new home on Promontory Hill overlooking the majestic Fraser Valley. At this point, John’s career at Abbotsford Police began in earnest. The Davidsons have since enjoyed over a decade of life in Canada, taking advantage of the spectacular outdoor lifestyle Chilliwack and the surrounding area affords. John spent his days off playing community football, skiing the local hills and basking in the summer sun.

Arrangements under the direction of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home, Abbotsford, BC.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 19, 2017

Memories

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Kevin Daggitt

January 11, 2018

They don't come any finer than Officer Davidson, A no-fuss, no muss type , he stood on the wall and protected those who couldn't protect themselves.His name and deeds will be always remembered. Deepest respects to his family.

December 25, 2017

Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time - Psalms 29:11

Annette Herbert

December 11, 2017

Still reeling from this tragedy, wondering how something so horrible could happen to such a wonderful man. Praying for comfort for John's wife, children also his extended and police families here and across the sea.

Annette Herbert

Shannon Knezacky

November 21, 2017

The tragic loss of Const. Davidson is so unreal, he gave the ultimate sacrifice. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. His Celebration of Life was very fitting for the Hero he is and it was my honour to be apart of the flag line. My heart aches for you all and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 10-7 #386 may you R.I.P.

Jim Hislop(RCMP/Ret)

November 20, 2017

To Constable John Davidson's family, friends and colleagues.. your loss has been so great and I offer my most heartfelt condolences. Rarely does someone come along who's purpose is so genuine and who's notion of "service" is so perfectly focused. Everything that has been said about him leaves no doubt that Constable Davidson was such a man.

Ryan, Ashley & Lily Helmer

November 20, 2017

We send our deepest condolences to the Davidson family and fellow members of the Abbotsford Police Department. It is evident that Cst. John Davidson was an incredible and well respected man. A true hero that will never be forgotten. Rest easy Cst. Davidson.

Wendy Desjardins

November 19, 2017

My deepest condolences to John's wife family friends and fellow officers, Yo are a true hero Wendy

L. Clark

November 19, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the gratitude that a man believes in his principles so much that he would give his life to preserve others. He is indeed Abbotsfords hero, and his absence will be acutely felt for a very long time.

November 19, 2017

So sorry to all of your family for your sad loss,my condolences to you all. Sue Rooth London On

Len & Rita Litzenberger

November 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Davidson family during this very difficult time .