We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Telford, Toneff & Boyd Burial & Cremation Centres
David K. Chomyn
Left this world for heaven’s shores at the young age of 67 on September 3, 2021.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Ann and Mike Chomyn. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Olga and stepson David Poulton. Left to miss him every day are his wife Eunice, daughter Stacey (Chris Chastain), son Clayton (Diana), stepsons Todd Poulton (Leisa) and Craig Poulton (Jacqueline), 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, sister Josie (Cam Scheelhaase), brothers Pete (Barbara), Ray (Sharon), Walt (Denise) and Cam (Carol) Chomyn and their families. Sister-in-law Velma (Jim Bell) and their family.
He loved hockey. He talked often about playing hockey in various towns in Saskatchewan. He was a goalie in the days before helmets, proper masks and heavy pads, so wore many bruises during those cold winter days. And he was a Canucks fan no matter where he lived.
His trades were many; chef, master tile/marble/granite installer, flooring installer, renovator and could manage most building trades if necessary.
His gift was friendship. He never went anywhere without someone nodding his direction in a casual hello. He made friends everywhere he went. He was friendly to construction customers, servers in restaurants, gas station attendants, those in every business he frequented, so everyone felt they had met a friend. He didn’t care if you were rich or poor, the boss or floor sweeper, you were a person worth his time and a conversation, with few exceptions.
He was known by some as the tile guy with the white dog. He loved his dogs and mourned every loss. No dog was too old to learn new tricks while the grout dried. Sit, sit up, beg, dance, pray… they all loved him enough to want to please him.
When not working, he was fishing or dreaming about fishing. He used to say the only thing better than owning your own boat is having friends with a boat. There was no better weekend than one spent driving down long rough mountain roads to a favorite fishing spot with his fly rod, pontoon boat, and fishing partner along.
Pancreatic cancer is no respecter of persons, and despite early surgery, (and he did love showing his scar), we only had the joy of Dave for another 2 ½ years. We were all surprised by the suddenness of his passing, but he faced his diagnosis with dignity and acceptance and the peace that came from his deep faith in God. He didn’t talk about it a lot, but his love for people and his desire to help others came from his faith. He was also involved in AA and always said “the reward for living a good life is a good life”. Because of those steps he could “get to” work, love, and live that good life. He helped many others find sobriety and a good life in AA through those 12 Steps. He adopted a child through Compassion Canada, loved and prayed for little Alejandra.
The family is grateful for the compassionate kindness of Dr. Reggler and the staff of Comox Hospice.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Compassion Canada would have pleased Dave.
Easy Does It.
A service will be held on Thursday to honor Dave's life by invite due to covid space restrictions. If you would like to view Dave's service you can live stream at https://youtu.be/ezV67WbMq6c or you can watch anytime during the following week. Until then condolence messages and memories and stories s (he would want funny ones) about Dave gratefully accepted.