December 15, 2018
After ten years of very brave fighting for life, on Saturday, December 15th, David East, surrounded by family made one last joke, as he took his last breath with a smile on his face.
To balance this giant loss, we are so lucky to have known, loved, learned from and shared with him! He loved Ucluelet and worked so hard volunteering for all community events. A pioneer of the wild Pacific Trail. I’ll be visiting the bench that was bought for him and Wendy by their family in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.
He spoke so fondly of Ukee, the trail and his bench, right up to the last day. He was a very proud man, with very good reason! What a giant heart! When he left Ucluelet to be closer to family and health care, we didn’t stop loving or missing him, and we never will!
His grandchildren, Jade and James, Tayler and Carson, Sydney and Parker. Children, Jacqueline and Jim, Kevin and Angie, Michael and Linn, and loving wife Wendy, continue on as strong as he led them. They will always consider Ukee to be David and Wendy’s favourite home. We love you East family! You’ve given so much to Ucluelet!
We look forward to many years and many generations of your family’s returns!