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David Hurst

May 7, 1943 - July 21, 2009

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HURST, David Bryan
born in Halifax NS May 07, 1943 to Lloyd George and Vivien Frances Hurst, David passed away peacefully in his sleep at home after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
His spirit lives on in his wife Claudia”s heart & soul, as well as in the hearts of his mother, Vivien, & bro Peter in Nova Scotia, and his sons, Jonathan and Wesley, in Victoria. ”Granpa” David will also be missed by Claudia”s children and their families.
David was a 5th generation Canadian, a descendent of a long line of Maritime ship captains, was an expert on old cars, spent time on fishing boats in northern pacific waters as cook, and was known as ”puq spaal” (white raven) by those living on the Cowichan Reserve. He was a respected Pacific NW carver who had apprenticed under Frances Horne and passed his knowledge on to local youth. He also donated masks for raffle purposes to help youth go on field trips and to help Fred Rowland rebuild his home after it was destroyed in a fire. As an accomplished Cowichan and Contemporary Coast Salish artist, his work has been seen in The Nature Of Island Artists art shows.
Claudia wishes to thank the palliative care team for all of their help and allowing David to remain at home as well as Drs. Gee, Morris and Haw for their care as well as Harold Wallace for his help in this most difficult time.

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?…

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

…Kahlil Gibran

You and me through Eternity, WINDWALKER……….

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: claudia
Relation: wife

you and me through eternity windwalker

From: claudia
Relation: wife

you and me through eternity windwalker

From: mary scott
Relation: claudia and i are best friends

claudia, you and david are truly, truly, soul mates. i am so thankful that you got to experience the joy it brings. i do regret not having ever met your wonderful man, but did talk to him from time to time i loved the sound of his voice.

“in light and love”

From: mary scott
Relation: claudia and i are best friends

claudia, you and david are truly, truly, soul mates. i am so thankful that you got to experience the joy it brings. i do regret not having ever met your wonderful man, but did talk to him from time to time i loved the sound of his voice.

“in light and love”

From: Trinity Gatchell
Relation: Claudia is my mother-in-law

My heart goes out to you and David’s family.

From: Trinity Gatchell
Relation: Claudia is my mother-in-law

My heart goes out to you and David’s family.

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