DIOTTE, David J.

The family of Dave Diotte is sad to announce his sudden passing on February 25, 2014.

Dave was born in Montreal, Quebec, February 8, 1937 but spent most of his life on the BC Coast working as a fisherman and logger. He retired from Ridley Terminal in Prince Rupert before he settled in Nanaimo, in 2001, and made many friends with his favourite pastime, bowling, his true love.

Dave is survived by his partner and friend of 39 years, Maureen Smith; his son, Shane (Susan); his daughter, Kelly Gorsek (Silvo); his step-daughter, Teri; and step-sons, Darren (Debbie), and Cameron. He also leaves behind, grandchildren: Caitlin, Brenna, Drake, Cher, Autumn, Cam Jr., Chantelle, Kayla, David, Stefan, and Katelyn.

A reception will be held March 9, 2014 at Brechin Bowling Lanes, Nanaimo at 3:30p.m. Bring your favourite story about Dave.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Youth Bowling. Another service will be held in Prince Rupert, date to be announced.

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