David Edward Holmberg
January 9, 1963 – March 30, 2011
Surrounded by family, David Holmberg Jr. lost a courageous and arduous battle with cancer March 30th, 2011. Born January 9, 1963, David moved to Abbotsford with his family in 1975, attending Centennial Park Elementary, Abbotsford Junior Secondary and graduating from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.
Throughout his 16-month struggle, David was given strength by his loving wife Wanda, who was ‘his rock’ during his many challenges, son Christopher, daughter Maddison and parents Dave and Lee Holmberg. Also mourning his passing are brother Phil and wife Michelle with nephews Phillip and Nicholas; sister Dee, brother-in-law Dr. Ross Gorrell and nephew Jonathan; brother Dr. Michael Hardie, sister-in-law Marina and niece Meredith; in-laws Allan and Judy Erickson of Maple Ridge, and sister-in-law Erica.
David was a strong, athletic, fun-loving, caring and giving father, son, brother who, with his unique and winning smile, had a powerful impact on thousands of people in our community and across the nation. David was an exceptional athlete, beginning in Little League baseball, minor hockey, tennis, swimming, golf, skiing, racquetball and biking. He was also an all-star with the Bradner Generals slo-pitch team. David excelled at running, and participated in marathons and Ironman competitions throughout British Columbia, always running for charitable purposes. In business he was also a star, and his sales and management skills were significant in the great success achieved by the family business – Bobcat Country Inc.
David will long be remembered by all who knew him, from childhood friends to business leaders within our community and throughout North America.
The family is deeply indebted to the caring staff of the Cancer Clinic and Palliative Care Unit of Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, and particularly to Dr. Stuart Brown.
A celebration to honour the life and contributions of David Holmberg Jr. will be held Friday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m. in Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford.
Donations to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre would be appreciated.