DAVID ATWOOD BEHRICK
Dave passed away on December 29, 2010, after an extended battle with cancer. Dave was born on June 8, 1930, in Markerville, Alberta. He enlisted in the US Air Force in July of 1948. In 1950, he married Josephine Elder, and had five children, four girls and a boy. He came back to Canada from the US in 1972 and married Norda Jean in November. Dave and Norda Jean undertook a mission for the United Church to upgrade the hospital in Queen Charlotte City. While there, he assisted the Haida as they built their new church and child care centre. Dave moved his business, Behrick Enterprises Inc., to Vernon in 1982.
Dave was predeceased by his daughter, Sharon Myers; son, Dave Jr.; and step-son, Ken Dunn. Dave is survived by his wife Norda Jean; three daughters, Kathleen (Sonny) Lee, Michelle (Randy) Law, and Daryl (Elson) Markwich; step-daughter, Rosemary (Bob) Manton and step-son, Michael (Marlene) Dunn; as well as 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family.
No service is planned at this time. Flowers are accepted or a donation in Dave’s name may be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com