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David Lee Bjarnason

June 4, 1952 - February 1, 2022


David Lee Bjarnason, 69, beloved brother and uncle passed away quietly at his home in Kimberley, BC.  He will be greatly missed by his brothers Rick (Leona) Bjarnason, Edmonton, Ron Bjarnason, Valley Center, California and sister Val (Gerry) Morgan, Regina, SK and his niece and nephews, Kelly Wry, Jeff Morgan, Jared and Brendon Bjarnason.

Dave spent the greater part of his life in Edmonton after leaving home to conquer the world.  He was a professional drummer in the explosive, energized 70s, 80s and into the 90s.  He toured the world with the like of KD Lang, Amos Garrett and a host of other talented and creative musicians.  He was well loved and respected by his peers throughout his long career.

Dave lived to the beat of his own drum!  He spent the later years of his life living in the countryside west of Edmonton until he decided to finish his last years in the mountains of Kimberley, BC.  His days were spent enjoying his morning coffee, going for long walks, studying the ultra complex ways of the world and shunning the well worn path of mainstream media.

An artistic, eclectic character until the end, he lived his life honestly and humbly.

You will be missed and  celebrated dear brother.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ken and Carol Pugh
Relation: Friend of the family

Our condolences to Rick, Val, Ron and their families.

From: Brian Pollock
Relation: brother from another mother

From Tokyo to Berlin, and all points in between, my life was enriched by the presence of Dave “Barney” Bjarnason”, sitting behind and to my right, helping drive the bus for over ten years with the “Eh! Team”. We spent countless hours and thousands of miles travelling together in assorted ‘beaters’, sharing hotel rooms and hostels in Canada, Europe, and Japan, discussing philosophy, spirituality, and innumerable other topics (all of them fascinating to me). Ironically, while being musicians, we never had a vehicle with anything close to an adequate sound system, so we had to fill the time somehow. I have never had any conversations more engaging than the ones we shared. You will be sorely missed Brother. Good-bye for now, we’ll get together again on the flip side. Today’s gratitude shot brought to you by lifelong love and respect.

From: Leona Bjarnason
Relation: Sister-in-law

From: Rick & Leona
We would like to thank David’s longtime good friends for reaching out to us with all the kind words and heartfelt condolences. Reminiscing all the wonderful shared moments of David’s life has been balm to the family’s souls. Thank you.

From: Brenda Morie
Relation: Former girlfriend and colleague

David I will miss you and always keep you dear to my heart. We were a great team in so many ways including musically,long ago and we will meet again. Love Brenda

From: Angela Shaver
Relation: We do not know the deceased but do know his nephew Brendon.

Brendon, Shannon and Family:

Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Uncle David. God bless..

Angela Shaver & Tim Freedman.

From: Ron Bjarnason
Relation: Brother

It’s not the same now. You were in my life from the very beginning. I’ll miss you dear brother. Yet I know you’re where you want to be. Flying free! A part of your soul was never of this world, only in it! I cherish all the memory of you….
See you on the other side!

From: Cheryl T.
Relation: A friend.

I knew Dave from the meditation centre back in the day. He was a bright light, with a warm and engaging personality. We also shared a connection in that we both had spent time as kids at Crystal Lake, Saskatchewan.
Onward and upward dear Dave.

From: Brian Doran
Relation: Friend

We are very sorry to learn of your brothers passing . Jill and I are send are condolences to you and Leona . If you wish to contact me text or call me @ 780 405 4318.

From: Randall Walsh
Relation: long past friend of a friend of a friend...

A man of which to aspire to. Gentle countenance, enormous musical skills…peace be with… joy is eternal…

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