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Daniel Martin Thomas

November 25, 1974November 23, 2013

Dan passed away suddenly in Courtenay BC. Dan was born on November 25, 1974 in Nova Scotia and spent most of his life in Fort St. John, BC and recently moved to Courtenay. Dan will be greatly missed by his loving parents Peggy and John Marinus of Courtenay, his numerous Aunts, Uncles, Gramma Oma Marinus, cousins and friends from coast to coast, north and south. Dan is predeceased by his father Darrell Dean, Grandparents Cliff and Ethel Thomas, Harry and Rolla Dean, Casey Marinus, several Aunts, Uncles and cousins of Nova Scotia and British Columbia. May you Rest in Peace "Daniel-Son". In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Comox Valley Recovery Center, Courtenay, BC or a charity of choice. A celebration of life will be held 1:00 pm Saturday Nov. 30th at Piercy's-Mt.Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay, B.C V9N 2N1.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2013
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December 5, 2013

Bonnie+Dave Savage

December 5, 2013

Dave and I wish we could be there but grief is felt from the east coast to the west coast, we loved having Dan the Man around when he was young, when we first got married we lived in an apartment across from our cousin Brian and he went away for a few weeks to B.C. so Peg was attending Vocational school so Brian told her come stay in the apartment so she did and would bring Danny in for a weekend and i would look after him on a friday while she was in school, he was like 1 and a half then, that smile was his charm he would melt my heart,I only got to see him 3 more times after he moved out west,he was around 19-20 and only got to see him for a second as he came off tghe plane at the airport..he was to busy out to go explore halifax and nova scotia as an adult and if i recall hitting on his cousin Denise because eh didn't recognixe her ...but she knew him!!! good times. Life has a way of being mysterious God has chosen Dan to come be with him and dance and be joyful with all the family members.. he will never suffer anymore and he will be at peace..Love you all out west we are here and thinking of you all and grieving along with you,,love you Peg and John xoxo

Sandy Dickie

December 4, 2013

I am very sorry and truly saddened to hear of your recent loss. I have fond childhood memories of Dan , and will remember his easy going spirit and kind smile.
Sincerely,

December 3, 2013

Phyllis Thomas

December 2, 2013

I wanted to share a few memories of Dan.

I was just 15ys old when Dan was born. Somehow I wound up in the waiting room with his Father on his day of birth. This was a small rural hospital 39 yrs ago.

I was blessed to be there the day he was born… And had the privilege of living with him his first 4 yrs.

He was cute and cuddly as a child, as I am sure some may say he was also as a grown man…

He loved to be taken for rides on the old tractor and he toddled tirelessly around the farm with his Grampy.

He also like to tease us even when he was quite young. One little game he discovered made one of us jump and run every time…..


He was around 3 when he learned the road, which was a good 1/8 of mile away at the end of the drive way was “taboo” and he was NOT to go anywhere near it.

Well Dan somehow figured out he could go a good distance from the house (part way out the driveway), scream and yell until someone noticed……… then, once he knew someone had seen him in the driveway he would RUN… and I mean as fast has those little legs would take him TOWARD that road!! He knew someone would be coming after him and he didn't look back..

I was about 18 at that time and I thought I could run pretty fast… Dan still got better than half way to the road before I could catch him… And when I did, he was laughing so hard by then he could barely run…He giggled and laughed all the way back to the house in my arms…


How could I be mad?? I couldn't… it was a fun game for all of us… Although, I think his Nanny got a little tired of this trick of his..

I came home one day to find someone had found a little child “harness” that buckled in the back and was perfect for tethering Dan by the house. He had lots of line to be able to play close by and I think when our Mum was there alone with him and had things to get done in the house this was a very good way to let him play outside and keep him safe. We never knew if he would have gone on the road, he never got that far!!

I had moved to BC a couple of years before Dan and Peg. I didn't always live in the same town but I got to see Dan fairly often over the yrs.

Although Dan had a pretty rough go of life over the past 20yrs he ALWAYS remained kind and loveable, he always had a shy smile and a big hug for his family no matter how long it had been since seeing them last.
I live in Prince George and from time to time Dan spent a few months there… I took advantage of this and got as many visits in with him as I could.

He was a GOOD man with a GOOD heart. He loved his family and his friends.

I will miss you Dan, your struggles are over and now you can rest.

Auntie Phyl.

Jeanette & Eric Romkey

December 1, 2013

Peggy and John ,So sorry we couldn't be with you today We were thinking of you and how hard today must have been for you .We didn't know Dan very well but can still see him walking you proudly down the aisle at your wedding in Fort St.John .love to you all Jeanette & Eric

November 30, 2013

Dear Peggy , I am so sorry for the lost of your son . The lost of a child is the worse lost ever. My prayers and thoughts are with you. The heartache you feel is like no other, I hope somehow you will find a little peace in time. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Roberta

Pam McNair/ Nichols

November 30, 2013

So sorry for your loss Peggy and John. I remember myself and Dan's auntie Kim pushing Danny in his stroller as Danny was holding onto JJ the dog. God bless

Faye,Russell Hamilton

November 29, 2013

Peggy & family...so sorry for your loss.Your in our hearts.

November 29, 2013

Peggy and John,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your beloved son, Dan. We wish you all the strength you need now to go through this hard time.

The Marriott Family