A.D. “Woody” Woodman
Born in Vancouver, August 27th, 1935
Died in Vernon, July 9th, 2012
Dave Woodman, beloved husband of 52 years to Roxanne. Father of Scott (Esther), Bob(Linda) and Tami(John) and loved Grandad to Alex and Matt Woodman; Dustin, Riley and Leah Woodman; Courtney, Marinna, David, Paul, Daniel and Shaylynn Harker.
He was predeceased by his father, mother, sister, brother and grandson Adam.
His career began after graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1959. He began at Westminster Paper and later Scott Paper. He then joined Labatt Breweries in 1965 and the company took him to Ontario and Edmonton. In 1974, The Banff School of Advanced Management changed his direction and he ventured back to B.C. to become G.M. of Silver Star Ltd. He worked hard and tirelessly to expand the ski area and in 1981 was on to a new career, that of Auctioneer at Dodds Auctions from which he retired in 2005.
Boating, golfing, skiing, and fishing were his passions. He built his first boat, laying out the plans on his bedroom floor. His last boat, the grandchildren are skiing behind. He loved to water-ski, snow ski, fish at the coast, and relished a good round of golf. He enjoyed a fulfilling life with family and friends.
Special thanks to the staff and residents of Polson Special Care Unit, who cared for him so deeply and were with him throughout the final leg of his journey of Alzheimers.
In lieu of flowers, we would please request if you wish to make a donation in Woody’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society, Ste. 800-828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver B.C., V5Z 1E2
A celebration of life for Woody will be held at Paddlewheel Park Hall on Thursday, August 2nd at 1:30 pm.