Thornton, David Sidney

David was born in England on August 24, 1945, and came to Canada as a baby with his mother Rose.

David died in Invermere District Hospital on August 25, 2023, after a short and difficult illness.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy Pocha (Thornton), sister Tina (Gary), niece Ember, nephew Gary Jr. Kroonen, brother Dennis Thornton, daughter Sandra Eastbrook, son Shane (Sharon) Thornton, stepchildren Sharon (Chris) Murray, Greg Pocha.

David was predeceased by his father Sidney Thornton, his mother Rose Thornton and son David Thornton Jr.

David was a dozer operator and enjoyed his job for many years on different job sites here in the valley and numerous areas around the province. He always loved moving mounds of material and cutting grade with his dozer.

In 1983 Dave met his partner and the love of his life, Judy Pocha. They made their first home in Wilmer, BC for a few years, then off to Invermere, BC for 12 years, then moved to Radium, BC where he developed his green thumb and created a beautiful oasis for himself and Judy.

Dave was a kind and caring husband who loved to visit and share his many fun filled life stories with family and friends.

Dave adored and loved spending as much time as he could with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, they brought great joy and pleasure to him.

As per his request, there will be no service.

David’s family would like to thank Dr. Simon and staff from E.K.D.H. in Cranbrook, Dr. Walsh, the nurses and staff of Invermere District Hospital for the kindness and care shown to Dave during this very difficult time. We appreciate all that was done for him.  Thank you.

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