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David Peter Giesbrecht

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With his parents’ guidance, Dave became a Christian as a teen. He and Anne were charter members of Killarney Park and Richmond Bethel churches, where he served God as usher, deacon and Sunday school teacher. Dave was involved with Transport for Christ (TFC) for 35 years. He had a strong work ethic, serving 34 years as longshoreman and truck driver at Johnston Terminals. At his grandmother’s suggestion, Dave began dating Anne. City life didn’t suit him, so Dave and Anne raised their family on a 10-acre farm in Richmond, B.C. Dave’s philosophy was “It’s better to build children than to repair men.” He loved to play and watch baseball. In retirement, he was chaplain at Lickman Road Truck Stop. Dave and Anne moved to Greendale, B.C., and took trips together.

  • Birth: April 28, 1934
  • Birthplace:
    Yarrow, B.C.
  • Death: September 22, 2016
  • Parents:
    Peter & Aganetha Giesbrecht
  • Married:
    Annie (Anne) June Klassen, May 15, 1959
  • Family:
    Anne; children Jim, Howard, Elaine Warkentin, Joyce Harrison; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 6 siblings
  • Church:
    Killarney Park, Vancouver; Richmond (B.C.) Bethel; Greendale, Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Yarrow MB, June 10, 1951