Daniel James

With sadness we announce the passing of Daniel James Hood on August 12th, 2013 at the age of 54 years. He passed away suddenly of natural causes.

Dan will be sadly missed by: his sister Lori Bru; two nieces, Leia Bru and Brittany (Ryan) Clary; cousin Bonny Goble; his Aunts and Uncles Betty (Jack) Reid and Jean (Jock) Archer. He is further survived by: his children, Jason and Brandon Pearse, and their mother, Jean Pearse of Eugene Oregon. Dan will be affectionately remembered by cousins and many dear friends. Dan was predeceased by his mother Gladys Hood, his father and best friend Bill Hood, and son Adam Pearse (Hood).

Dan was born and raised in Vernon and grew up on the shores of Okanagan Lake. He loved the outdoors, skiing up at Silver Star Mountain with his family, boating, driving and working on his fast cars. He had a passion for music and spent many hours playing the piano and bass guitar, singing, writing music and performing in bands. Dan lived his life in Vernon and will be remembered for his easy going nature, his big heart, and his great sense of humour – he loved to tell a good joke!

The memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at the Mission Chapel in Vernon, B.C. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Dan may be made to the Vernon Upper Room Mission.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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