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David Hamilton

June 20, 1956 - February 15, 2013


Passed away suddenly at the age of 56, David Joseph Hamilton, beloved husband and soul mate of Kathy, father to Wyler and Tessa (Jeremy), and brother to Don (Celia).  He will be sadly missed by his nieces Cassandra Thomas, Stephanie (Glenn) Ring, Chelsea Collett, and Cassandra Collett; his nephews Adam Hamilton, Brian Schulz, Tom Schulz, and Damian Hamilton; his sisters-in-law Celia Hamilton, Sue Schulz, Judy Collett, and Wendy (Trevor) Thompson; his brother-in-law Dave Kerr; and his mother- in- law, Anne Kerr.

Dave was predeceased by his father, Ian, his mother, Lynette, and his nephew, Darrell Thomas.  

Dave was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, June 20, 1956, and lived in Lethbridge, Calgary, Penticton, and Oliver. He began his career at the Lethbridge Herald and eventually transferred to the Penticton Herald.   After Dave left the Herald, he started his own business, BC Battery Power. 

Dave’s lifelong interests included military history, art, music, hiking and soccer.  He volunteered for Penticton Minor Hockey and the South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association as coach, manager, and coordinator.  In recent years, he took a keen interest in travel, and his family was lucky to have been able to enjoy with him trips to England, Scotland, France, Italy, Mexico, and Cuba. But he most enjoyed spending time in the woods, mountains, and trails around his home.

Dave will be remembered for his gregarious nature, sense of humour, kindness, and his unique outlook on life and the universe.  He will be dearly missed by his loving family and his many close friends.   A celebration of life will be held at Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver, BC on Friday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m.  Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KidsSport BC. 

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC







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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Blaine Anderson
Relation: Friend

To Kathy and family and Don and family:

In the church we all gathered
To say our farewell
To another family member
Who has passed through that veil

I glance around the chapel
At the filling pews
Of the many people
Whose grief is true

Now the preacher is ready
He steps up to the mike
Greets all the mourners
His notes clutched tight

His words are touching
His voice clear and well
The message he has
Make all hearts swell

His assurance that the travel
Will not be long
And that up in heaven
Is a heavenly throng

Other family members wait
At heavens glorious gate
To welcome this member
To Gods eternal estate

As the choir sings Hal-a-loo-ya
And tears stain our cheeks
This knowledge of eternity
Makes our knees grow weak

A final prayer is offered
For God above
To bless the family members
With strength and love

So pray and sing for this day
Sing songs of reverence,
Sing songs of praise
In death we slumber a welcome rest
An eternal survivor of Gods earthly test
Blaine R. Anderson

Good journey my friend…

From: Rob and Marilyn Lund
Relation: Friends

Kathy, Wyler and Tessa. We are shocked to read about the passing of Dave. It was a privilege to have known him as we had many great memories hanging out at the rinks watching our boys play hockey. Since then, any chance meetings that we had, Dave would always have time to chat and catch up on what was happening with each others famililies. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincere condolences from Rob and Marilyn Lund

From: Holly Bosscher
Relation: Sports relationship

Kathy, Tessa, Wyler and Family ~ Our hearts go out to you. We are all blessed to have known Dave and benefited from the sharing of his talents and friendship over the years that he was involved in sports with our families. Sincere sympathy, Holly, Bob, Jason, Krista & Blair Bosscher.

From: Ted and Joan Bielun
Relation: Friends of family

We were shocked to hear of Dave’s passing. Our deepest condolences go out to you Kathy, Tessa and Wyler. Dave was a wonderful man who was always entertaining and so much fun to be around. We will miss him. Ted & Joan

From: Debbi Beauchamp
Relation: Co-worker

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and I will always remember him for his love of life, his pride in his family and that great smile and ready laugh. I’m sorry for your loss.

From: Peter Dawson
Relation: Friend

I was suprised and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I have many fond memories of the adventures Dave, Kathy, Don and all the rest of the” Lethbridge Gang” had together way back when. Life is Too Short but I was fortunate to have known Dave and my condolences go out to Kathy and family and Don and family.
Sincerely, Peter Dawson – Caledon Ontario

From: Terry, Sue, Justin (Sonia) and Alyssa Collis
Relation: kid's sports relationship

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. We remember fondly the fun times on the soccer sidelines and the many soccer weekends with Dave coaching and managing Wyler and Justin’s soccer teams. We remember Dave as the fun and funny, quirky, humorous but knowledgable team coach. The kids loved him and we appreciated his fun and the friendship we shared with both Dave and Kathy. Our condolences go to Kathy, Wyler and Tessa.

From: Jay Johnston
Relation: A friend from long ago

Kathy and family,

It is with deep regret that I read of Dave’s sudden and un-timely passing yesterday.

It has been many years that we have not crossed paths, but that does not mean that I have forgotten about you or Dave.

I remember Dave as a person who loved life to the fullest. Dave had a way of making the best of every thing. I look back on those amazing days when Dave would go out of his way to celebrate a Grey Cup football game. Especially the one he somehow procured a set or two of bleachers and we all watched the game outside freezing our butts off. He did know how to make the best of life and share it with any one who would be interested.

I look fondly back on our discussions about military history and his love for Napoleon Boneparte. To this day, I still scour all my military connections looking for that one Napoleonic item that would delight him. Something that he would cherish.

I so sorry that I can not attend his Celebration Of Life. I will seek out a quiet moment of time tomorrow to remember Dave.

My sincere condolences at this time.


Jay Johnston,
Lethbridge, Alberta

From: Carol Avedon-Savage "Wilson"
Relation: Co-worker - Kathy

I am so sad to hear of the very sudden loss of your husband Kathy. My thoughts and prayers of with you at this time.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 22, 2013
Beginning at 3:00pm

Fairview Mountain Golf Course
933 Old Golf Course Road
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T1

A celebration of life will be held at Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver, BC on Friday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m.

933 Old Golf Course Road
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T1

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KidSport BC

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