David Edward POWELL
February 9, 1942 – May 11, 2020
David Edward POWELL was born on February 9, 1942 and passed away on May 11, 2020 and is under the care of Henderson's Langley Funeral Home.
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David Edward POWELL
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May 29, 2020
What a man!!!! You definitely lived life in your own way. The memories we made with you on our visit to Vancouver still live with me today, it may have been a long time ago but Linda & I often talk about; lake Senallegan. Sausalito, San Fran, Vegas the Grand Canyon to name but a few. Then meeting you again at Linda’s 8 years ago, can’t believe it was that long ago.... You hadn’t changed a bit, so adopted ‘big bro’ sleep tight, toil done now in your own inimitable way.
Much love Kay Parnham & family
May 28, 2020
To Uncle David,
I only met you a few times in person, but you made a very real impression in my life. I’m so sad that you’re gone. But I will remember our conversations on the phone fondly, never forgetting your unmistakable personality. Below is a poem I wrote for you:
I knew you most by your voice
in yuletide chats; the odd
photo, too, and the images
your accent made. You talked
a big game long-distance,
of dollars and diamonds;
the business of happiness,
how much it costs to take
a girl out for dinner these
days. You remind me, this day,
of the way we remain mysteries
to each other even in life,
in its private wholeness,
a moment’s lift in dialogue.
Whether you knew me
in the way I think I knew
you is a tale as old as rosary,
but a story for another time.
We cannot see what there is,
or was, to know or not know.
A crane’s first dip is always
the shallowest, fended off
in the shock of the impact.
It is through duration
that it dredges deeper, hits
harder, but makes shinier
the yield. And so it is left
again to the hearing now,
our only mode of revival;
the sound of a television
and you before it, singular
and there, in your twilight.
May 28, 2020
I will always remember the great times and laughs we had together. Rest in peace brother. All our love to you. X
May 26, 2020
Goodbye, Uncle Dave. I will miss you. You were my friend as well as my Uncle.
You always tolerated me calling you Dave rather than David, so I hope that’s still okay. Maybe it’s because I was named after you that you considered it a fair deal.
I have lots of fond memories of the times we spent together. Some of those that stand out were from my trip to Canada and the U.S. in 2003. Going to watch the Canucks game and high fiving other ice hockey fans in the street afterwards. Fish and chips on Vancouver Island. Losing money in the casinos in Reno (but still feeling like winners). Driving through the giant redwoods in California. We lived like Kings for those 6 weeks, and that was thanks to you.
I feel lucky that Rebecca and our kids got to meet you a couple of years ago. Even in such a short visit, you made a big impact on them too.
Thanks for being the special bloke that you were.
Love, Dave Powell (the slightly less wonderful one)
Linda Anne Parlett
May 25, 2020
I am so thankful and proud to have been your sister.
You enriched our lives with just being you! Your mischievious sense of humour and infectious laugh. Behind it all a deeply feeling and caring person, a one off character in our family.
So many happy memories of your trips home and I cherish the time we had together. My fondest memory is of our road trip across America and Canada years ago with Sinatra serenading us throughout the journey. You taught me how to have fun and laugh and these memories will stay with me always, such a wonderful host.
I shall miss you greatly but you will always be in my heart.
Love you forever Darling Brother
May 25, 2020
I’ve been so fortunate to have had you as my big brother.
You gave me so much love, understanding and encouragement when I was a small boy and often when you were dealing with difficulties and challenges of your own.
I really didn’t think I would ever get over your brave move to Canada but as the years passed I realised that you made the right decision. Your style and individuality needed to be released and anyone that saw your incredible handwriting would quickly get a sense of what lied within.
Lin and I have so many great memories of our VAG holiday together in Miami and The Bahamas. We were so lucky and grateful that you flew from Vancouver to join us.
We will frequently recount the times on your trips home, all the fun, your distinctive laughter and never forgetting your wicked sense of humour and constant teasing! However, I for one will also remember your tenderness, vulnerability and care for us all.
Goodbye for now Mr Wonderful, we’re definitely going to miss you greatly.
May 24, 2020
Rest in peace uncle, try and give the others up there some too!
One of my happiest childhood memories was the day you took my brother and I for a day trip to London. You dedicated an entire day to entertaining us and having fun - I’m still addicted to Haagen Dazs ice cream to this day.
We only met on a handful of occasions but every time your warmth, generosity, and sense of humour came across in abundance. You will be sadly missed by all your friends and family.