Obituary of David Harold Eley
December 5, 1955 - Regina, Saskatchewan
January 25, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David “Dave” Harold Eley on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, in his 68th year at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary with family by his side.
Dave worked in the Oil industry after graduating from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He worked until retirement in 2017.
He was an avid Flames fan; and if his team wasn’t doing well, he would say he was never watching again. But he did.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Debbie; his children, Danielle Murdoch (Scottie), Lindsay Eley (Corey Bruch) and Tyler Eley (Amanda Galli); his granddaughter Elinor Bruch who he adored; his brother Donald Eley; his in-laws, Charles and Marlene Downey; his brother-in-law David Downey (April); his sister-in-law Crystal Melick (Kris); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nephew, great-nieces, cousins, and friends.
Dave was predeceased by his parents Harold and Elinor Eley; and his sister-in-law Bonnie Galbraith.
Memorial Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Dave’s service streamed live on the day of the service (see below). For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed there. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Dave’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of David (Dave) Eley, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.