David Gilman Spencer Righton passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 9, 2014 with his family at his side.
David was born on June 20, 1943 to Chester and Sarah Righton. David was born in Toronto, Ontario and moved to Kimberley when he was 3.
He worked for Cominco for 24 years and then worked at the Tembec Pulp Mill until he retired in December 2013. He was a member of the Kimberley Fellowship Baptist Church for over 30 years and his faith meant everything to him. He loved to ski and when he wasn’t able to do that any more took to walking. He was a big fan of the Kimberley Dynamiters and shared that love with his family and friends. He also loved to travel and that’s when he met his wife Olwen. They were married on June 7, 1976 in Bristol, England and were married for 38 years. They had 3 children, Mark, Colin and Jonathan. David was devoted to his family and was a wonderful grandfather. Our last trip as a family was a cruise to Alaska last year which now has so many special memories.
David is survived by his loving wife Olwen, sons Mark (Jen), Colin (Vanessa) and Jonathan, grandchildren Dylan and Carys; sister Joy (Danny) Stasko; brother-in-law Ivan Merrick; sisters-in-law Rose (Henk) Versteeg and Sue Gray. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends. David was predeceased by his mother Sarah, father Chester and brother Robin.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at Kimberley Fellowship Baptist Church, 395 – Marsden Street at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 15, 2014. Refreshments will be provided following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in honour of David’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Okanagan and Kootenay Region; 4 -1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9M9 or at www.heartandstroke.bc.ca.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
FOREVER WITH JESUS