Apr 5, 2011 - 7 years ago
By Supply Post
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
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
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,
Donations to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer
Centre would be appreciated.