FURBER, David George

December 8, 1933 – March 5, 2020

With sadness we announce that our beloved David passed away in Calgary at the age of 86 years, with his loving family by his side.

David will be lovingly remembered by his wife of over 56 years, Ada Furber, of Cochrane; his sons Lyle (Suzanne) of Calgary, and Mark (Barbie) of Montgomery, Texas; his six grandchildren, Emily and Austin of Calgary, and Samantha, Dallas, Evan, and Dawson, of Montgomery, Texas; his brother Stanley Furber and family; numerous brother and sister in-laws and many nieces and nephews and their families. 

David was predeceased by his infant son Wade Michael; his parents Stanley and Mary; his brother Glyn, his wife Marion and daughter Rosalee; and Stanley’s wife Ruby.

David was born in Olds, Alberta and lived on the farm in the Eagle Hill District until he went out on his own to work. He worked for his uncles Tom and Bruce, until he went to work for Eskesen Brothers at their sawmill, and from there he worked at Spray Lakes Sawmill west of Sundre and eventually ended up in Cochrane. David found his calling in the lumber industry as he worked for Spray Lakes Sawmill for 45 years. He enjoyed going to work every day and he was highly respected by his peers in the lumber industry.

The Celebration of David’s Life that was planned for March 20th, has been postponed until further notice.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or to the Dulcina Hospice (110 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary, Alberta T3P 0N4 587-230-5500).  The family would like to send special thanks to all of the health care professionals and home care staff, who supported David and our family so wonderfully through this difficult time.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On March 9, 2020 at 6:59 pm Allan&Carole Hall Said:

    Ada,Lyle,Mark & families

    A Great man.
    A Great friend of 50 years
    He will be missed.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you

  2. On March 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm Richard Bernard Pawchuk Said:

    Our sincerest condolences to the Furber family. Mr. Furber was one of the most kind, caring, loving individuals that I had the pleasure to know. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Family at this most difficult time.

    Richard & Amanda Pawchuk, and the entire Pawchuk Family.

  3. On March 9, 2020 at 8:38 pm Dave and Patricia Buckler Said:

    To Dave’s family may you find comfort in the many memories and special times in a life well lived.

  4. On March 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm Brenda Mullan Said:

    Ada, Lyle, Mark and families

    It is with sincere condolences that we heard of the passing of Dave. He was a fantastic neighbor and a well remembered member of the ‘Hill Gang’. He will be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    Heather (Glenn), Brenda (Chelsea &Gavin) and Ross

  5. On March 9, 2020 at 11:16 pm John and Lynda Brooks Said:

    Ada, Lyle, Mark and Families

    Our thoughts are will you during this difficult time. Dave will be missed by all that knew him.

    John & Lynda

  6. On March 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm Veronica Ross Said:

    My thoughts go out to Ada, Lyle and Mark and families.
    Dave was just such a happy, caring lovely man. I feel very lucky to have known both Dave and Ada.
    He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  7. On March 11, 2020 at 2:42 pm Ada and the Furber family Said:

    We are so sorry for your great loss,
    Know that our heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow
    You are in our thoughts and prayers . Dave was a wonderful man and will be truly missed.
    Armand and Isabella

  8. On March 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm Bob Mjolsness Said:

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, Hugs

  9. On March 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm Leona Toner & family Said:

    Ada,Lyle,mark and families
    Are thoughts are with you,
    We are sorry for your loss

  10. On March 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm Marjorie Barker Said:

    The world has lost a very special man. My thoughts are wilh Ada,Lyle &Mark and families.Hang on to good memories..sincere sympathy to all of you.

  11. On March 13, 2020 at 9:24 pm Gordon Gray Said:

    Ada: so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave – Gordon and I send our deepest condolences to you Lyle and family, Mark and family. Just remember you had 56 good years with him.

  12. On March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am Pauline Murray Said:

    Ada I am so sorry for your loss of Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. On March 14, 2020 at 10:43 am Joyce Hipkin Said:

    Dear Ada & Family;
    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Such a friendly person who will be sadly missed by all who
    knew him.
    Our sincere condolences to you all.
    Bob & Joyce Hipkin

  14. On March 15, 2020 at 9:46 am Jim Berridge Said:

    Lyle, my sincere condolences on your father’s passing. You, Suzanne and your families will surely miss him. Thinking of you in your time of grief.

  15. On March 15, 2020 at 12:01 pm DAN WILLIS FAMILY Said:

    Ada, Lyle, Mark & families
    Our sincere condolences to you all. Our families worked together for years to promote youth hockey in our town. So many memories of all those years. The passing of your family patriarch is a loss to Cochrane.

  16. On March 16, 2020 at 10:56 am Bill Zuck Said:

    Doing a Citizens On Patrol night outing with Dave was always a pleasure. His calm, good humour was much appreciated and certainly made the time pass quickly. Dave’s contribution to the safety of our community is appreciated.

  17. On March 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm Mona Sylvestre and family Said:

    Condolences to you Ada and your family. Dave will be missed by many. He was an outstanding
    man in the Community. A great volunteer.

  18. On March 19, 2020 at 10:51 am Gord & Meryle Lehn Said:

    Ada, Lyle, Mark and family
    Meryle and I would like to provide our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Dave was always a great guy to work with and be around. He was always cheerful, friendly and helpful when you needed a hand or a bit of advice. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

  19. On April 7, 2020 at 1:55 pm Eric and Diane George Said:

    To Ada and Family members. So sorry to hear of your loss of a great Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was a gentle ,kind man. He will be dearly missed. Hold your memories close to your hearts and never forget them.Time will hurt the sadness in time . Let it be a comfort to you all that there are others that care and keep you in their prayers. Hugs!