July 18, 1931-September 16, 2011
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather on September 16th, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Dave is survived by Sally, his loving wife of 60 years, daughters Noreen (Errol), Margo (Greg) son Todd (Sarah), as well as 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Dave was born in Hounslow Middlesex, England on July 18, 1931. At the age of 17, Dave left his home in search of better opportunities and ventured off on his own bound for Canada. It was here at the age of 20 Dave met the love of his life Sally Eustis and married on September 9, 1951 and their new family soon followed. Dave began his automotive career selling new Fords with Corfield Motors in Courtenay then took a position with Nick Cadwallader at Port Hardy Motors in 1964 as a sales manager. When the chance arose to establish his own business, Dave jumped at the opportunity and in January of 1970 Dave Landon Motors became your North Island Ford of Canada dealer.
Among many interests, Dave was an avid fisherman, enjoyed curling, boating, playing poker with friends and was a member of the Lions Club for several years. Dave served on District council as an alderman, as well as a term as The Mayor of Port Hardy.
Dave was a man of great character, integrity, kindness and compassion. He touched the lives of so many people and he will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for the many acts of kindness and support you have given us during this difficult time. A celebration of Dave’s life was held September 21st, 2011 in Kelowna BC attended by family and friends.