Daniel James Evans Davies
Daniel James Evans Davies, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away March 18th in the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 89.
Dan was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho where his father was working. The family soon moved to Lethbridge and then on to Medicine Hat, Alberta where the family was residing when their mother died. The four children were then raised by their maternal grandparents in Lethbridge.
Dan enlisted in the Navy in the later part of WW2; after the war, Dan used his war service to enrol in university to become a teacher. Dan taught in Lethbridge and High River before settling in Calgary to teach in several schools. For many years he was the Language Immersion Consultant for the Calgary Public School System.
Dan travelled extensively around the world, except during the few years when his partner was sick, then Dan stay exclusively on his retirement dream – Salt Spring Island. These past years, Dan has frequently cruised several times each year but he always returned to a very active life on Salt Spring. He willing gave of his time to several service organizations and sang in choirs around the island.
Dan was predeceased by his parents, his siblings – Wendle, Janet (Moline) and Tom as well as two nephews and two dear friends Don Boyes and Cynthia Downe.
Dan was a very special man to his ten nieces and nephews – each knew how much Dan loved them for just being in his life. He was always interested in their activities and proud of large or small accomplishments.
Dan’s funeral will be held at the Salt Spring Island United Church, 111 Hereford Ave at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salt Spring Island Seniors Society, 379 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V4 or the Salt Spring Island United Church.