Hosford, Daniel "Dano passed away on April 17, 2021, at home with his loved ones by his side.<br>He was predeceased by his father Richard "Dick". <br>Dan was dearly loved and will be missed by Louise, his wife of 38 years; son, Clinton (Sheena); daughter, Tina (Chris); mother, Jean; brother, Robert; sister, Polly (Ed); three granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Dan loved the outdoors and riding his Harley. One of his cherished memories was riding to Anacortes, Wa. for the Oyster Run & Motorcycle Rally with Clinton riding beside him. He also loved camping and fly fishing with family and friends. He taught himself to play the harmonica at a young age and had an extraordinary talent when playing his favorite genre "rhythm and blues". He was thrilled when he had the opportunity to play for an audience, in fact, he played at the legendary "Yale Hotel". One of Dan's highlights of his life was his children taking him to the Daytona 500 race in Florida, he was an avid Nascar fan and seldom missed a televised event. Another highlight was travelling to Hosford Island, off the coast of Port Hardy with Tina. The island was named in honour of his Uncle Charlie Hosford who served and lost his life in W.W.II. A very special moment for Dan and his family was witnessing the wedding of Tina & Chris at home, and giving her away to his new son in law Chris Gall. Dan and family are very grateful for the outpour of love and support from family and many friends throughout Canada and to Steve and Sue across the border.<br>A celebration of his life and a Memorial Ride will be post-COVID. An announcement of the details will be at a later date.
Published in New Westminster Record from May 8 to Jun. 7, 2021.