In loving memory of David Hall
He was killed in a traffic collision involving a tractor trailer and a moose, at which he was not at fault, while driving his wife Kimberley to their home in Terrace B.C. Kimberley was seriously injured in the collision and air-lifted to Royal Columbian Hospital where she underwent an emergency c-section to deliver their beautiful premature 4 pound baby boy.
David never got to meet his son, who looks so much like him, but his large and loving family and his community of friends will make sure he grows up knowing the wonderful man his father was.
As a group we will never be able to fill David's big shoes, but with this fund we can help give his son the best start at life.
The family is overwhelmed with the loving support they have been receiving over the past few days and are so very grateful. "Thank you" is not enough.
We are so very grateful to everyone who has contributed to the future of baby Noah and Kimberley, in loving memory of David. Your generosity has been overwhelming and humbling.
Our dear Kimberley was released from hospital on March 20th. Her physical injuries are healing. Emotional healing will take much longer. David and Kimberley were more than husband and wife. They were best friends, soulmates, each other's past, present and future. There was nothing David longed more for than to be a "Daddy" ..... and it is heartbreaking that he will never hold baby Noah in his arms.
Noah David has now regained and surpassed his birthweight. Although still in an incubator and being fed via a feeding tube, he is doing well and is a strong little fighter. His life is a miracle and he is a happy focus for all of us during these very sad days.
On April 28th, 1984, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. From that day to the very last moment of his life, David brought his father and me great joy and endless pride. As our family reads the loving tributes written on this page, we realize that countless people appreciate what we have always known about David .... to know David was to love David. He enveloped his family, friends and colleagues with his huge heart and made this world a happier place in which to live. The loss of our beloved David is staggering. But your kindness and your words have helped to ease our pain. For that, we thank you so.
If some Power said to me, "You can choose or not choose to have a son, David. If you choose to have a son, David, he will have soft, blonde hair and twinkling blue eyes. He will charm everyone with his cheeky grin, his sharp wit and his generous soul. But you can have him for only 32 years. And when he leaves, you must pay a great price for those 32 years. That price will be deep sorrow." I would choose to have David.
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
A celebration-of-life will be held at a TBD date in the coming weeks.
We'd like to thank all of you for the outpouring of support in the wake of this tragedy. Our hearts are bursting as we work to process all that we've lost as well as all that we have. The fact that Kimberley and her baby survived this collision is quite simply a miracle, and we are endlessly grateful to still have them here with us.
Kimberley continues to recover in hospital, and is looking better with each day. Physically, she is healing. Her baby, little Noah David Hall, will remain under close care in the hospital's NICU for several weeks more, but he is doing well and starting to gain weight.
Noah won't be able to get to know his dad in person, but he will know him through the memories of so many close friends and family members whom David has touched. David will be remembered for his big heart, his extraordinary sense of humour, and his immense passion and drive. He wasn't afraid to pursue all that interested him, be it film work, running marathons, or his most recent dream of flying helicopters. Although he wasn't given the time to fully realize his goal of a career as a helicopter pilot, he was well on his way, having already completed his training, obtained his license, and attained a ground crew position with a helicopter company. This was not a matter of "what if" but of "when", and it's a comfort to know that David knew this also.
Again, we are so thankful for all of your donations, kind words, and shares of this fundraiser. It means a lot to us to receive so much love and support from people in the Lower Mainland where both David and Kim grew up, from people in Northern B.C. where the two of them were settling into this new chapter of their lives, from our friends and family across Canada and abroad, and even from strangers who simply heard the story and were moved.
To all of you, thank you.
To the anonymous person that just donated $20,000 your a silent hero. So amazing. I don't even know the family but did the little I could. You have a good heart my Phantom friend. Unreal. I know in my heart you have a huge soul worthy of life's best. So amazing. It's people like you that are the community. Kim and Noah keep goin, you are both so strong. Far beyond what you know. with love prayers and hope ♥