Born 21st July 1954, David Alan Bracht passed away 29th August 2014 at WCGH. Predeceased by parents Enid and Jim Bracht, David is survived by brother Jamie and sisters Susan Walker (Amy, Jesse and Titus Dill); Mary Stanley (Derek, Madeline and George); Kathryn Bracht (Cavan, Lina and Kai Cunningham-Bracht) and extended family.
As a young man, David joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and remained committed to his church throughout his life. After serving a two year mission to Italy, David returned and took up many church positions. Amongst other duties, he held the offices of High Councilman, High Priest Group Assistant and Financial Clerk and actively served his church and community over several decades. His faith was unwavering; it informed all aspects of his life and gave him both strength and peace during his final illness.
For many years, David worked alongside his father and brother at Rayner & Bracht Ltd and in his spare time enjoyed photography, hockey and baseball. In later life he showed a keen interest in music and alternative energy sources, but his great passion was flying. He was a skilled pilot of light airplanes, helicopters and glider planes and until illness prevented him doing so, David enjoyed flying family and friends over the Alberni Valley and West Coast.
The family would like to thank Dr Grant and the palliative care team at WCGH for excellent and considerate care, along with members of David’s congregation for their kind thoughts and prayers.
A service will be held for David on Saturday 13th September, 1 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4815 Compton Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M5, with refreshments to follow.
Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca