Jul 16, 1971 – Dec 19, 2017
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sid.
He left us suddenly on December 19, 2017. Sid was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He moved with his parents and brother to BC in 1979, settling in Williams Lake for most of his Hockey Career.
Predeceased by his father, Sidney Davis Senior; he leaves behind his wife Jennifer; children Brayden, Kelsey, and Rylan; mother, Marilyn Davis and step-father Moe Saulnier; brother Len (Cheryl) Davis; his In-laws – Maureen and Archie Houchen, and Greg and Deborah Atherton; sisters-in-law Christine (Masaki) Atherton, Suzanne (Shelton) Atherton, Meghan Atherton, Theresa (Derek) Moroz.
Sid also leaves behind 15 nieces and nephews who adored him: Tanisha, Kylie, Peyton, Kaycee, TJ, Addison, Elize, Owen, Jude, Zain, Mea, Johnny, Grayson, Linden and Carter.
Sid’s life revolved around his family, hockey, friends, and work.
Sid married the love of his life, Jen, on June 20, 1999. They built their life together first in Williams Lake, then Fort St. John. Their lifelong partnership has resulted in 3 beautiful children – Brayden, Kelsey, and Rylan. Sid sacrificed all of his vacation time to ferry his 3 children around to their various hockey, soccer, and baseball tournaments. Sid loved watching his kids on the ice, traveling to games all over BC and Alberta whenever he could. Amidst all of these hockey travels, Sid and Jen would make sure their kids could fit in time with their extended family whenever possible, although they didn’t make it to Terrace to see Len and family nearly as often as they would have liked to.
We have many fond memories of time spent camping with Sid, or playing on various lakes throughout the BC interior. We of course also have many fond memories of Sid complaining about all of the time he’d have to spend with Jen’s sisters and kids, but we know deep down he loved every minute of it.
For all of Sid’s adult years he was involved in coaching minor hockey, first in Williams Lake, and then jumping right in when they relocated to Fort St. John. Sid touched the lives of many many children throughout BC in his coaching career. His love for the sport always shone through, as much as his love for the kids he was coaching. He loved watching them grow their skills, and catch hockey fever.
Sid was known for following their careers long after they’d left his team, reaching out with notes of encouragement or congratulations as they continued in their hockey journeys.
Sid and Jen moved to Fort St. John 6 years ago, when Sid joined the Canfor team at their mill. Sid loved his work, and everyone he worked with. Sid was proud of his career, and had rapidly moved up the ranks to his current role of Plant Manager.
Sid’s humor, sarcasm, rants, and love will all be so missed, but we know that the community he and Jen have built around themselves will help Jen, Brayden, Kelsey and Rylan in both remembering Sid, and continuing on life journeys that will make him proud.
In Lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in memory of Sid to the Sid Davis Hockey Scholarship Fund (9719 88 St, Fort St. John, BC V1J 0C1.
Service to be held on Saturday, Dec 23 at 2 pm at The Alliance Church, 9904 – 98 St, Fort St. John, BC V1J 3T8.