Cover photo for David George Furber's Obituary

David George Furber

December 8, 1933 — March 5, 2020

December 8, 1933 – March 5, 2020

With sadness we announce that our beloved David passed away in Calgary at the age of 86 years, with his loving family by his side.

David will be lovingly remembered by his wife of over 56 years, Ada Furber, of Cochrane; his sons Lyle (Suzanne) of Calgary, and Mark (Barbie) of Montgomery, Texas; his six grandchildren, Emily and Austin of Calgary, and Samantha, Dallas, Evan, and Dawson, of Montgomery, Texas; his brother Stanley Furber and family; numerous brother and sister in-laws and many nieces and nephews and their families.

David was predeceased by his infant son Wade Michael; his parents Stanley and Mary; his brother Glyn, his wife Marion and daughter Rosalee; and Stanley’s wife Ruby.

David was born in Olds, Alberta and lived on the farm in the Eagle Hill District until he went out on his own to work. He worked for his uncles Tom and Bruce, until he went to work for Eskesen Brothers at their sawmill, and from there he worked at Spray Lakes Sawmill west of Sundre and eventually ended up in Cochrane. David found his calling in the lumber industry as he worked for Spray Lakes Sawmill for 45 years. He enjoyed going to work every day and he was highly respected by his peers in the lumber industry.

The Celebration of David’s Life that was planned for March 20th, has been postponed until further notice.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( or to the Dulcina Hospice (110 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary, Alberta T3P 0N4 587-230-5500).  The family would like to send special thanks to all of the health care professionals and home care staff, who supported David and our family so wonderfully through this difficult time.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David George Furber, please visit our flower store.


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