On April 15th 2019, at 34 years of age Dave Kenneth Lee Treadway was killed in a crevasse fall accident in the mountains of Pemberton,BC.
Dave was born in Kenora Ontario to Tim & Deanna Treadway. As soon as he could, he left for the BC mountains to follow his passion of skiing. He met his wife Tessa(Parry) in Golden BC & together they pursued a life of love, adventure and skiing.
But as inspiring of a figure as Dave was on skis, it paled in comparison to how he was as a person. To say that Dave was one of the good ones simply wouldn’t do him justice. He was kind, caring, loving, thoughtful and attentive, and had a way of making you feel like you were the only thing in the world when he listened. He was rarely, if ever, without a twinkle in his eye, especially when he spoke of his family, and he didn’t have a mean bone in his body. But above all else, Dave’s biggest, best and most important passions were his faith and his family, whom he loved in a way that could not be measured. During their nomadic exploits as the free-range family their young sons experienced an adventurous and unique upbringing that other parents could only dream of having the heart and freedom to provide.
Dave’s achievements in the mountains were only outweighed by his desire to show others the love of God. He did this by serving as a Young Life youth leader in his community and by leading as a professional skiing role model.
Dave & Tessa were blessed with Kasper (5) , Raffi (2) & another child due in July. They called themselves The Free Range Family. Dave and Tessa had very recently committed to buying a house in Golden, BC. Dave was so excited to begin putting down roots.
Dave was loved by his wife Tessa, 2 sons Kasper, Raffi, Parents Tim & Deanna, brothers Dan (Karla) & Daryl (Pam), father in law John Parry and brother-in-law Josh (Gillian) Parry. He will leave a large void in their lives and will be deeply missed.
‘’CHASE LIFE’’ Dave Treadway
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