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SANKEY, David Fredrick

SANKEY, David Fredrick

December 22, 1971 - March 9, 2017.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of David at the age of 45 years. He is predeceased by his mom Maureen; and survived by his daughter Ana, his dad Fred (Diane), stepdad Dale, brother Steven (Marnie) and nephew and niece, Connor and Eden.

David lived his life to the fullest and will be missed dearly by family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM at Rusty's Steakhouse, 1525 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests taking a CPR course with your loved ones.

Condolence Messages
  • Apr 02, 2017
    Very sorry to hear about Dave. What a great guy - I always enjoyed his company. Although I haven't seen Dave in quite some time, it was always a joy to get together with him. My thoughts are with the Sankey family.
    Jason Sowinski
  • Apr 01, 2017
    Such a tragic and unexpected loss....taken from the people that loved and cared for him much too young! Remembering him is easy...his sense of humour, terrific smile, the way his eyes lit up talking about his daughter or his Mom, his love for hockey, football and cooking...find comfort in the memories, the great stories and the caring from others. Sorry we weren't there to celebrate David's life with you but we were certainly thinking of you all today.
    With love and heartfelt sympathy...Allan and Kathy
  • Apr 01, 2017
    So sad to hear, my heart goes out to you - Steve and family. Although it has been a long time since I've seen Dave, I will always consider him one of my best friends. I had a real soft spot for him.....his big smile, his good spirit, his timely one-liners, all the good times! So many fond memories. Rest in peace Dave. xo
    -Melanie Smith
  • Apr 01, 2017
    After not seeing you for 20 years it was really cool to run into you and Casey up at Rio Tinto and work with you. Such a super chill and happy guy. I'm glad I got to see you again man! My condolences to your bro Steve and the rest of your family.
    Tom Solski
  • Apr 01, 2017
    Our condolences to Sankey family, Steve, Fred, Diane. So sad to hear of the passing of Dave. He was a hard working guy that always had a way of making someone laugh. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    Johnny and Samantha Santos
  • Mar 29, 2017
    Sincere condolence to Dave's family & friends. Will always remember him as Melanie & Geoff's bestman at their wedding in Las Vegas. Always a big smile & welcoming words to share !
    Francie Kiesman
  • Mar 27, 2017
    Sending love and prayers to all the family. I have many memories from the KLO house. Sorry for your loss. So sad, so young.
    Love, Natalie Sayles
  • Mar 24, 2017
    Steve and family, very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your brother.
    Kevin Hamilton
  • Mar 24, 2017
    Deeply saddened about the loss of Dave. My condolences to the the entire Sankey family. Dave was my best friend in high school, and was like a brother to me in that time. I will always remember the great times we had, and will never forget how much he loved to laugh. Nothing ever seemed to get him down. Such a great guy.
    He will be truly missed.
    Sean O'Rourke
  • Mar 23, 2017
    Dave was my first friend I made when I moved to Kelowna in 1993. The night we met was one of the snowiest of the year. Dave drove me home from one of those Kelowna nightclubs but on the way we had to make a pit stop at the Orchard Park parking lot to pull a series of snow doughnuts in his orange Civic (I think it was a Civic). Dave was a straight up good guy and I'm so happy to have had him touch my life in such a fun positive way. He will be missed greatly.
    My condolences to you all, Stacy Reynaud
  • Mar 22, 2017
    You were like a brother to me and I miss you with all my heart. All the guys at work send our condolences to Fred and Steve Casey Patterson
  • Mar 22, 2017
    You're going to be terribly missed Sankey. Seeing you at shows, out and about, always with a big smile and hug. You were loved by so many people.
  • Mar 22, 2017
    My condolences. I'll always remember Dave as a kind and thoughtful person. He always took the time to say hi and catch-up. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Remembering of growing up on Fisher road.
    Todd Strong
  • Mar 21, 2017
    So sorry to hear the news of this massive loss. I use to live in a house above Dave on Sutherland years ago and we had mutual friends. Thinking of his family and close friends during this difficult time.
    Tami Wagner
  • Mar 21, 2017
    My sincere condolences to Fred and family. Remembering many good times skiing deep powder at Big White with David and seeing him enjoy watching many of our hockey games.
    Ken "Plotter" Plotnikoff
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Fred, Steve and family,
    Words cannot explain the sadness we are feeling. Dave was an amazing friend and someone who we may have lost contact with, but was always our "best friend". Dave was the best man at our wedding and will always be the "best man" in our thoughts. We are sending all our love to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Geoff & Mel Atkin
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Our condolences to the family. I worked with David at minit tune for a short time. He was a good guy to work with. He will be missed. Ron & Doreen Ogi
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Tragic loss. I met Dave at OUC as we went through auto mechanics together. Stand up guy and so very proud of Ana. Rest well my friend.
    Taylor Cross
  • Mar 20, 2017
    To Dave's family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was one of the good guys; with his big heart, infectious smile and easy way, he made everyone feel good in his presence. Even though our paths haven't crossed in a long time, I will miss him dearly and I'm sad for all the people who will miss the opportunity to have Dave touch their lives in the special way he touched mine. I knew Dave through my brother, Geoff Atkins. I was introduced to a lot of my brother's friends and I'm pretty certain they found me to be as annoying and awkward as my brother but Dave was different. Dave was polite and kind and always took the time to say hello to me. There was a sincerity in Dave's words that touched me then and as I remember his thoughtfulness now, it brings tears to my eyes. We eventually grew up and I moved away but I occasionally saw him and he was the same happy, kind hearted, guy he'd been when we were kids. And just like he did when we were young, he always took the time to share more than a fleeting hello. My dad had a soft spot for Dave too. I think he was relieved that my brother had found a friend who was genuinely honest, compassionate, hardworking, loyal and enthusiastic. Qualities that my dad valued and knew were the basis of an enduring and great friendship. That, and Dave had a mischievous streak. I think my dad reasoned that Geoff was going to get into trouble regardless and it would probably be better if he had a partner in crime and a friend for life. This definitely turned out to be the case. I'm very grateful that my brother got to share his formative years as well as some of the most important moments of his life with Dave by his side. Friends like Dave leave an indelible imprint and he will be in our hearts forever.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Tara (Atkins) Blakley
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Fred & Diane, Steve and family, so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Dave.
    I have known David since he was a teenager that worked at my Dad's gas
    station Mission Park Shell, and then he was my first mechanic at my auto
    shop Minit-Tune and Brake. Dave was a great person and friend, he will be missed, but I have many fond memories and laughs to remember him by.
    Mike Hlushko
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Fred, Steve and family,
    Our sincere condolences. We have many great memories of times Dave and Steve spent with Mike and Nikki while we were on the farm. Sorry we can't be there to celebrate Dave's life as we are away. Our thoughts will be with you.
    Pat & Maureen McFarlane
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Dear Steve and Marnie - You have been in my thoughts as well as Dust's and Dawn's ever since we heard that Dave collapsed. And you continue to be in our thoughts with love and the hope that good memories can help you through this difficult time. It isn't that time heals but that healing takes time and they stay with us forever. Please make time to take care of yourselves and don't hesitate to call or visit if you ever want to talk. My number is still in the book under Jared's name.
    Much love,
    Anne Barnes
    PS - I take CPR regularly and wish I had been there.
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Steve and family, very sorry for your loss.
    Karen Siluk
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Take care of yourselves.
    Mike Maruszczak
  • Mar 19, 2017
    Dearest Fred, Diane and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I (Connie) will take a CPR course in David's honour.
    Denis and Connie Apchin
  • Mar 19, 2017
    Dave was reliable, hilarious and intelligent.
  • Mar 19, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Les and Linda Shaw