David "John" Rees
REES, DAVID ALANSON (JOHN) - September 12, 1974-October 5, 2011 - With heavy hearts, the family of John Rees announces his passing as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Meath Park, Saskatchewan. John is survived by; parents Alan and Barbara (Booker) Rees of Fredericton, NB, twin sister Victoria Rees and neice Grace of Baileyville, ME, six year old son Kye of Air Ronge, SK, sixteen year old daughter Sydney Rowinski of Fredericton, many cousins, aunts and uncles, including ‘Special’ uncle Don Booker of Fredericton and, a plethora of friends from the International Aviation Community. John was a Twin Otter Captain for Kenn Borek Air of Calgary, AB. He embraced the challenging work of flying in the Arctic and Antartic and loved every minute of the 15 years he spent working as a Commercial Pilot. John’s greatest joys in life were; being Dad, making new friends,flying to new places, hunting and fishing. He excelled at everything he did. His friends spoke of his kindness, integrity and sense of humour. His former flight instructors, employers and co-pilots spoke of his uncanny, natural ability to fly. At eighteen, John said, " I don't want to be one of those people who lives a life of 'quiet desperation'." He found his niche in life and lived it to the fullest. He was born to fly!
A memorial service will be held at York Funeral Home in Fredericton, NB on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make a donation, in memory of John, to the 'Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada': 521-4211 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2P 2A9. Interment will take place at a later date. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com