David J. Husby
February 10, 1946 – February 10, 2012
It is with great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of David Husby.
David was a pioneer in all of his endeavors, always seeking new ideas and innovations while moving full speed ahead and building on success. Born in Gibsons, BC, David started his business in 1970 as a single trucking contractor. After several years of building his contracting business David formed Husby Forest Products Ltd. David acquired his first forest operation in 1985 and built it into the largest independent forest company on BC’s rugged coast. Along the way, he set the standard for innovative forest practices, commitment, and performance. Today, his formula for a forest company remains the envy of many who hope to emulate its success.
Many other businesses developed along the way, including Peregrine Lodge, a sport fishing lodge, custom value-added lumber manufacturing, steel fabrication shops, and forest consulting services. His business sent logs and lumber to global markets and Peregrine Lodge attracted global patronage to the wild water of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
David had a passion for life. His many days of fishing at Peregrine Lodge with his wife, Georgia, and friends created many a tall tale, most even true. Another passion was their many horses and Cutting Shows. As with all things he touched, their horses excelled and brought much satisfaction.
Whether you were one of his many friends or employees David had a natural gift of conversation and all eagerly fell victim to his many stories and words of wisdom. Invariably, those captured by his tales either learned valuable insights or were left with renewed confidence in their decisions through David’s mentoring and leadership. David always had the ability to brighten the day for those working for him or fortunate enough to be introduced to him. His loyalty to the people around him was well known and respected.
David will be deeply missed by his loving wife Georgia; mother Edna; children: Todd (Vickie), Alana, Nicole (Quinn), Courtney (Mike), and Tyler; his grandchildren: Camille and Carson along with his siblings Colleen (Barry), Nick and a large extended family.
A Celebration of Life will be held for friends and family on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Kelowna BC. For further information please contact 604-940-1872.