David Danny Piasta
August 18, 1953-May 15, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father David Piasta on May 15, 2019 after a short, fierce battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Christine (nee Fulford), daughters Stefanie (Gary) Fast, Katie (Mark Delong) and Laura (Johan Bjork) as well as 5 grandchildren. Heather and Logan Fast, Fritz and Hazel Delong and Heidi Piasta.
David was born in Ontario but spent his formative years in Saskatchewan. He came to Vancouver at age 20 to seek his fortune where he met and married Christine. Dave studied Nursing at BCIT and worked as an RN for 13 years. He was recruited by the Nurses union where he worked for a number of years until he transferred to FPSE where he represented college and university teachers. He retired to the Sunshine Coast 8 years ago where he enjoyed life to the fullest. He inherited a love of wild mushrooms from his Ukrainian parents and became a valued member of the local mushroom society where he learnt to forage for them. He enjoyed volunteering at the ReStore where he often found treasures to bring home. He was a skilled woodworker and member of the Woodcrafters Guild. His passion was making musical instruments, many of which have been bought by local musicians. His amazing culinary skills were enjoyed by many and his perogy making skill was only surpassed by his mother.
David was a true Renaissance man who inspired those around him to learn, listen and share and to make the most of their time on this Earth. His spirit will live on through the instruments he made, the stories and wisdom that he shared and the love he inspired in his family and friends. He will remain forever in our hearts.
A Memorial Gathering will be held for David at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden on Saturday July 27th at 1:00 pm. 5941 Mason Rd. Sechelt