August 15, 1950 – May 18, 2021
It is with profound sadness and grief that the family of David Joseph Hicke announce his passing at the Red Deer Hospice, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 at the age of 70 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Sharon, son Paul (Jana) of Okotoks, Alberta and daughter Janeen (Todd) of Red Deer, Alberta, His grandchildren whom he adored Ryan, Nyah, Wilson, Kali and Mason.
He is also survived by one sister Diana (Larry) and one brother Allen. He was predeceased by his father Joseph in 1973 and his mother Edna in 2012 and sister Linda in 1997.
David was the 3rd born of Joseph and Edna Hicke on August 15th, 1950 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. David was raised in Red Deer and met his soon to be wife at Eastview Junior High. After attending Lindsay Thurber for high school he went on to the SAIT apprenticeship program to become an electrician.
After a few years working he joined an electrical business with other partners in a company called Titan Electric and Controls Ltd. David helped to build and run Titan for several years, being one of four partners, before he decided to retire.
David and Sharon then got into farming, cattle and horses. They spent many weekends with their horses in the mountains. David had a love for animals but especially dogs and always had one by his side. His courageous 11 year battle with cancer started when he was 59. He successfully fought several different cancers and endured multiple chemotherapy treatments and three major surgeries.
His will to live and be with his family was a constant inspiration to many.
The family would like to thank all of his wonderful friends who supported David and Sharon through this difficult journey and a sincere appreciation to the staff at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre for 11 years of incredible care and the Red Deer Hospice for the sincere and compassionate care they provided during David’s final days.
If friends desire memorial donations in David’s memory can be made to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre ( www.giving.albertacancer.ca) or Red Deer Hospice Society (www.reddeerhospice.com) or the Canadian Celiac Association (www.celiac.ca).
Due to COVID restrictions, a small private family funeral service will be held for David on May 29, 2021 at 11 am. To watch the Youtube livestream of the service simply click on the following link: https://youtu.be/klqapz3-GtA You may watch the recorded service at a later date.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com
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