Davy Delparte

Davy was born during a snowstorm in a farmhouse near Macrorie, Saskatchewan. He died New Year’s Eve under a blue moon in Burnaby, BC. Davy met the love of his life Margaret in 1948. They married June 1949 with 19 cents to their name. Davy was predeceased earlier in 2009 by Margaret. Mourning our loss their 4 children and families: Les (Kathy), Linda, Sharon (Barry), Keith (Karen) and grandchildren David and Kyleen of Surrey and Christine and Alexander of Kelowna. Also surviving Davy is his elder sister Gladys of Saskatchewan.

During WWII Davy enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving overseas as a Wireless Air Gunner. Margaret and Davy farmed briefly, before settling in the big city of Saskatoon. There Davy worked as a door to door salesman, a truck driver and a freight clerk before moving to Vernon, BC in 1965. In Vernon, Davy ran a corner store for a year and then worked as a letter carrier until his early retirement. The purchase of a motor home in 1983 became their means for traveling North America for over 20 years. Davy had many interests and talents. He was a musician, gardener, an avid volunteer, renovator, piano tuner, barber, Santa Claus, who loved meeting people. His gentle good natured approach to life came from a belief that he was born a lucky man. Davy and Margaret had moved to the west coast in 2005 to obtain health care and support.

Special thanks must go to the very fine staff at George Derby Care Centre in Burnaby. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. The family will be holding a reception at 1:30pm Saturday March 13, 2010 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon BC.