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David Roy Broadfoot

September 7, 1956 - March 7, 2015

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In the early afternoon of Saturday, March 7, 2015, David Roy Broadfoot passed away after a lengthy illness in the Invermere Hospital at the age of 58 years.  Dave was one of three children born to Helen and Roy Broadfoot and was very proud to be a fourth generation of the Broadfoot family born in Invermere.

Dave had an amazing and very sarcastic sense of humour.  There was always laughter whenever he was around. Dave’s first profession was as a truck driver and upon retirement, he stated that he had driven 2 million miles. He was a jack-of-all-trades whether it was driving a big truck, tinkering with cars or computers, or snapping wedding photos, he excelled at it all.  He had an incredible thirst for knowledge and never tired of trying to learn something new.  He loved taking pictures and many of his photos are left for us to cherish.  He made photography a sideline business for a time and after his illness he became a self taught computer technician helping many people in the valley.

Dave was also an amazing husband and father.  His example to us was that of a hard worker.  It was very important to him to provide for the family.  If he could spend time with his kids to enjoy some time with them, he definitely would.  He loved target shooting and spending time outside enjoying the outdoors.  In recent years, as Dave slowed down, his buddy Mauser, his beloved cat, would sit for hours with him.  He truly loved his cat.

Dave was one of the best story tellers.  He enjoyed sitting around a campfire and telling of the community and the heritage of the people who made it what it is today.  His family goes back to the old Guides and Outfitters of Kootenay National Park and the Top of the World Ranch.  His heritage is very rich in the Invermere area and he knew much of the history of the valley.

Dave leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of 34 years, Kathy; two daughters, Jenn Broadfoot and Sarah Broadfoot and three special nephews; Nick (Kristina) Leuzinger, Christian (Kelci) Leuzinger and Stephen (Amanda) Leuzinger as well as several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins .  Also left behind is his very special friend who was like a brother, Don (Rose) Daugherty and their son, Blaine.  Dave was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Roy Broadfoot, one sister, Brenda Leuzinger and an infant brother, Robert.

A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at the Christ Church Trinity, 110 – 7th Avenue, Invermere on Friday, March 13. 2015 at 4:00 pm.  Memorial donations may be made in Dave’s memory to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB  T2E 8M7.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

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

From: Sara James
Relation: Friends

Dear Kathy, Jenn and Sarah,
Our hearts are with you…Dave was such a kind, inquisitive guy. Many times Alec and I chatted on the radio with Dave, making the kilometers fly by through the Kootenay National Park. When Sara was travelling alone through the park, she always felt safe knowing that Dave was out there somewhere. He was truly missed when his health issues took him out of his truck.
We know that Mataia loved her chats with Dave.
This is a difficult time for all of you. You are lucky to have had such a wonderful person to share your lives with. We are thinking about you.
Bundles of love,
Sara and Alec

From: Brian & Mary Lou Fiveland
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our sincerest sympathies to all the family!

From: Rob and Lori Ayearst
Relation: Friends of Kathy's sister Lori

Dear Kathy, Jenn and Sarah. Just wanting you to know that our family is thinking of all of you at this sad time. Our hearts go out to you and all of your family. Rob, Lori, Forrest and Hannah

From: Dan Cullihall
Relation: co worker

I was very sad to hear of Dave’s passing. I was dispatcher for Chief Hauling mid 90’s to 2002 and always looked forward to Dave’s visits to Calgary for truck service or repair. I read the obituary write up and it describes the Dave Broadfoot I knew to a tee. A wonderful guy that I will never forget.

Dan

From: Carol Pope
Relation: Friend/co worker with Jenn

Just wanting to send my sincere condolences for your loss. I didn’t know Dave but from everything I’ve heard and read about him I wish I had. Again my deepest sympathy to you all.

From: Marvin & Donna Jefferson
Relation: Friends

Dear Kathy, Jenn & Sarah
“What the heart has once owned, it shall never lose”
May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories shared with Dave, he was a great guy and will truly be missed.
Our hearts are with you,
Marvin, Donna & Family

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 13, 2015
Beginning at 9:33am

Location:
Christ Church Trinity
110 - 7th Avenue
Invermere, BC Canada

110 - 7th Avenue
Invermere, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB  T2E 8M7

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