In Loving Memory
David Thomas Haley
May 5, 1947 – May 13, 2023
David Thomas Haley has fought the good battle. The battle is won-he is running and dancing with his best friend Jesus and the angels in heaven.
He was the son of the late Robert (Roy) Haley and the late Edith (nee Dick) Haley and treasured husband of Carol (nee Avey) Haley. He was the brother of the late Kenneth (Donna) Haley. He will be very missed by his wife, in-laws, Ron and Marie Avey, Donna and Tom Awcock, Elaine Fitzmorris (the late Cliff Burd), Sandra and Bob Bedggood, the late Laurie (Barb) Avey, Murray and Mary Avey, and very special friends late Bob and Winnifred Rhodes and family, Jodi Andrews, Bob Browne, and late Barry Craig and cousin Richard along with many nieces and nephews.
He lived life to the fullest. Being a paraplegic 75% of his life. He faced and conquered many obstacles and trials. He was a man of honour and integrity. He loved his God and his country, family, and friends. He was a great craftsman, enjoying his many woodworking projects and used his talents many times for the benefit of others. He loved to get with the “boys”; to hunt and to fish. He looked forward from year to year their annual ice fishing and moose hunting adventures. In the winter, they enjoyed gab fests and coffee in is “man cave.”
He enjoyed the cottage life. Early spring would see him at Munro Lake, painting decks and docks, raking leaves and needles, starting the water pump. Throughout the summer he enjoyed hosting, riding his 4-wheeler and being the captain of his pontoon boat, fishing and giving tours. He went as early as the weather allowed and stayed as long as possible in the fall, hunting partridges and moose. Expeditions included travelling across Canada and climbing in his wheel chair up the Rockies, meeting other climbers, who could not hide their gasp of surprise upon meeting him, traversing the Frasier Park hiking trail, crossing a great fallen tree over a canyon in Frasier Park, swimming in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
He could be seen felling trees, splitting logs, jeeping, snowplowing his and others’ driveways. It always pleased him to be able to help others. Nobody can make chicken fingers, French fries, fried turkey or barbecue like his! Though, like the rest of us, he was just a brief passing shadow, he cast a big shadow. He will be sorely missed till we meet again on the other shore.
A very Special thank you for Home Care, nurses Sharon Nascimento and Taylor and for the doctors, nurses and staff of Bingham Memorial Hospital in Matheson
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Bingham Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send online condolences to his family, or to share your memories or photos of David, please visit www.irvineandirvinefuneralhome.com
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