David John STOLZ

It is with great sadness that the family of David John Stolz announces his passing, on Friday October 12, 2007, at the age of 70 years. David (Schnuggy / Dad / Opa) passed away peacefully in the early morning hours at Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital after a courageous struggle with illness. David will be lovingly remembered by his partner of 25 years, Barbara and his children Rose (Rick), David (Joni), Jonathan, and Susan (Jono), Barbara’s children Winnie, Lisa (Larry). David will also be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Stevie Rae, Dana Rose, Marissa, Christian, Nicolas, Helena, Emma, Keisha, Lukas, Erik. David was one of 12 children born to Mary and Nicholas Stolz in Hombolt Saskatchewan. This strong family set the foundation for the man we came to know and love. He is survived by 5 of his siblings – Agnes, Delephine, Mary Ann, Lawrence and Leonard. The adventurous person that David was led him to move to Port Alberni in 1956 at the age of 19 with older brother Ken, in search of work. David excelled at anything he did and became known for his exceptional skills and work ethic. He worked and lived for periods in Nanaimo and Ucluelet. Soft spoken and mild mannered, he was a wonderful and caring Father and Dad to 4 Children. Quality time spent with his family was always priority. David was an avid Outdoorsman, Hunter, and Fisherman. A fall hunting trip to the Kootenay’s was an annual event and a great deal of time was spent on the “Salt Chuck” and in the West Coast Mountains. While riding out life’s rough times, he met his soul mate Barbara and moved to Salmon Arm in 1986. The next 20 years became a labour of love. David took on and completed one mountainous project after another, building a number of homes and hobby farms in the Salmon Arm area. Raising horses became a passion for David and added a special gleam in his eyes – a true Canadian Country Boy at heart. David and Barbara moved to 100 Mile House in 2000 and continued to build on their dream of a comfortable homestead overlooking the waters of RoseRim Lake, which would be a gathering place and warm retreat for the entire family. Sadly, in late 2005 David became ill with an unknown condition that gradually began to take its toll. He never gave up the will and determination to beat his ailment and battled, to the very end, without losing sight of his dreams. He left us grinning, with the realization that he had accomplished what most men could only dream about. David will be forever in our hearts. A Funeral Service in Memory of David will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2007., at 3:00pm at the 100 Mile Funeral Home, 225 Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, with Reverend Hilde J. Seal officiating. Interment will follow at the 100 Mile House Cemetery.Condolences can be sent to the family at www.100milefuneralservice.com

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 395-3243

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