Aug. 13, 1981 – Sept. 30, 2006
On August 13, 1981 a third son was born to Faye and George Willeboordse. David George Willeboordse arrived – a huge gift to his family – he weighed 9lbs – 13ozs. On September 30, 2006 David’s life was cut short by a tragic accident in Langley, B.C.
David was born in Williams Lake, B.C. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Salmon Arm and lived in various places in B.C. Including Merritt, Surrey and Abbotsford as he was growing up. The last 13 years he was a resident of Abbotsford, B.C. In the last two months of his life, David began a new job in Ft. St. John, B.C and was staying there with his family while in the process of moving and beginning a new life there with his wife.
In the fall of 2002 David met a beautiful young lady, Karen Gurney and she fast became the love of his life. They were married on May 14, 2005. David and Karen were excited about a new beginning in Ft. St. John living closer to David’s family.
Even at an early age “happiness” and “comedian” were words that defined David. Laughter followed him wherever he went. He liked nothing better than a good joke or a playful tease to those he knew and loved. Everyone loved David. He was a loving husband, son and brother, a great friend and a ‘favorite’ uncle. Growing through his teenage and young adult life, David developed Godly character which was displayed in his loyalty and love to those around him. He is known for his caring ways, his soft shoulder and his incredible ability to bring encouragement to those who needed it. David loved God with his whole life. He appreciated all that God made and was especially enthralled with the beauty of God’s creation.
David’s passion was people and his heart went out to those who were less fortunate than himself. One of the many highlights of his life was the opportunity to meet the King of Ghana, Africa, and then participate in a missions trip to his country. He would have loved to share in many more ‘mission’ experiences.
David is survived by his wife, Karen; his parents, Faye and George Willeboordse of Fort. St. John; his brothers, Kevin (Jodie) of Fort. St. John and Colin of Abbotsford; his grandparents, Sid and Joanne Miedema of Fort. St. John and Leunis and Julie Willeboordse of Abbotsford; his nephew and niece, Tyson and Kaylie. David will be greatly missed by numerous aunts, uncles cousins and friends.
Memorial service for David will be held at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.