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David James

September 22, 1960 - July 6, 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Edward James (aka: Rooster) on July 6, 2022, at the age of 61. Dave passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital with his family by his side.


Dave was predeceased by his older brother, Gary. He is survived by his parents Jerry and Kerpaul; brother Rick (Jas); nephews and nieces Jason, Scott, Stephanie (Phil), Jessica (Damian); great nephews and niece Mark, Milo, Sophie, and many other extended family and friends.


Dave spent his life in the Cowichan Valley. He grew up in Honeymoon Bay and Lake Cowichan, then later moved to Duncan where he worked at the Cowichan Bay Sawmill for 38 years. Dave had a very kind heart, and he was always thoughtful, loving, and caring toward everyone he met. He will be greatly missed.


Dave has taken the stairway to heaven to be with family and friends gone before him – and we’re sure they will have greeted him with quite a party. We know Dave is watching over us. May he rest in peace.


At Dave’s request, no formal service will be held.



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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From: Pierre Noiseux
Relation: Working at Mr. Doman's sawmill in Cowichan Bay

Aww Dave, much too young! My sympathies to the parents and the families. Children should not go before the parents. Take care.

From: Joanne McCord Harbin, maidian name Dhalian.
Relation: Friends from school, lake cowichan

I’m deeply hurt to hear this, I always loved the James family. Gary, David, and Rick. Good people, very kind and was good to me through our school years. Rest in heaven. Thinking about you and your brother Gary. Love Joanne Dhalian McCord Harbin.

From: Jeremy gruber
Relation: Work

It was a pleasure working with you at the sawmill and my apologies for a loss much to young go .

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