David Keith Brumby passed away peacefully at age 49 from complications of pneumonia during a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer on June 5, 2024 in Victoria, BC surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 21, 1975 in Victoria.

David is survived by his wife, Larissa; Mother, Terry; Father, Robert; Brother, Jacob (Kelsey); Nieces, Bailey and Cassidy (Max). He will be deeply missed by all his extended family and many close friends.

David married the love of his life, Larissa, on May 7, 2023 in Victoria. They loved spending time together cooking, drinking good wine, travelling, and boating. As a couple, they enjoyed being social and had many memorable adventures and occasions spent with family and friends.

David was a professional goalie in the East Coast, American, and International Hockey Leagues between 1996 and 2005. Major career highlights include being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993, signed by the Minnesota Wild, and winning the Calder Cup in Providence, RI. David spent some years in commercial real estate before eventually moving on to his real passion – the stock market. He loved managing investment portfolios for clients and talking stocks with colleagues.

David was an avid golfer and member at The Victoria Golf Club. He was happiest while on the ocean, and started fishing with his family at a young age.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held at The Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria, on Friday, July 19, 2024 at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN).

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Scott Perry

    I am saddened at the news od David’s passing. He played with us on the Tuesday night hockey crew til just a few years back. I will remember his fierce competitiveness and his desire to be the best he could be regardless of what he was doing. He was also very encouraging to those that were teammates and elevated everyone around him to do the same. Although I did not get to meet his family, I can only imagine the love and dedication he had to them and anyone in his life. He is and will be missed. Rest in piece good man. My thoughts are with the family in this very difficult time.

  • Trish Beveridge

    Bob & Terry and Family…we were so saddened to hear of David’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at the time.

    Best regards, Dan & Trish Beveridge

  • Rosalie Neville

    Dear Bob, Terry, Jacob, Larissa and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of David’s passing and extend to you my most sincere condolences. May you find comfort knowing that he lived a full and abundant life and found his soulmate in you, Larissa.
    He was blessed that he had you both, Bob and Terry, as wonderful and supportive parents that were so proud of him.
    Know that I am thinking of you at this very difficult time and I pray you can find some solace in your many special life memories.
    I am so grateful you were able to take your family cruise all together to Alaska last year.
    With love,
    Rosalie Neville (Benson)

  • Martin Murenbeeld

    I was so sorry to see the note in the barbershop that Terry’s son David had passed away, and take this opportunity to pass on my condolences to her and the family. I did not know David, but if he was like his mother he would have been a wonderful and caring individual. My deepest sympathies.

  • Colleen Auatin

    To all of David’s family and loved ones. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing I know he was so loved. I worked with him during his time at Cushman & Wakefield. I will always remember his kind gentle nature, and he taught me how to pollinate tomatoes among other things. I’m so sorry for this loss.

  • Jane and Dan Henderson

    We are so very sad to hear of David’s passing. We have so many fond memories of David from the time we billeted him during his major-junior days in Tri-Cities. He was such a fun guy. Our deepest sympathy to all who held him dear. Such a loss to all.

  • Michael White

    Condolences to the Brumby family and to Larissa. I went to Glenlyon with David in grade school and he always inspired me on the ice. RIP David.

  • Gautam Arora

    My Sincerest condolences go out to the family. He Was always smiling and greet individual.

  • greg batters

    Condolences to the family. Very sad to learn of David’s passing. While not close with David I knew David through the Salmon Kings where he showed that he was an outstanding goal keeper, a good teammate and a quiet leader. Would see David around and always liked to catch up, he will be missed.

  • Ken Magee

    I am so sorry to be reading this. I met David when he played in Jackson MS. We introduced David to Deer hunting and tried to turn him into a country boy. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Derek Rickwood

    My hearts and thoughts with David’s family.

    I had had the pleasure to know David as his personal wardrobe provider and as his friend. I thoroughly enjoyed serving him and enjoyed our conversations when we met aside from providing him menswear.

    We talked about creating a golf painting for him that can be used to support his cause of cancer.

    I’ll miss you David and you will always remembered.

  • Rick Roberts

    Hi Terry…you probably have no clue who I am but I was a regular customer of your at Sweeney Todd’s a number of years ago and i remember fondly your description of David’s hockey exploits….he was still playing at Tri-Cities at that time..that shows you how long it has been. My condolences for your loss….David was way too young.

  • Tom Gallagher

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing he left such good memories here in Columbus Ohio when he played with the Columbus chill . My thoughts and prayers go out to his family he will be greatly missed.

  • Bev Highton

    Dear Larissa, Jake and Family.
    Trying to put into words the sorrow we feel is difficult indeed.
    David was a valued colleague and friend at NAI Commercial Real Estate. We kept in close personal contact when he joined his brother Jake as an Investment Advisor. We spent many happy times ranting and raving about Politicians and their lack of understanding of the most basic economic realities confronting Canada.
    His diagnosis of Cancer was a shock and his battle with this dreadful disease was epic. He approached it with the same enthusiasm, positivity and determination to win as he did in all that he undertook be it in sports, business or life.
    He was a Dear True Friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Our sincere condolences to the Family

  • Jason Binab

    I’m so sorry to lose my friend of over 35 years. I met you through Simon Meir, and we shared many good memories during childhood. Transition to when we both started our careers, me as a realtor and you as a broker. You helped me and Strasser buy our first building and we did several deals together. We had a great friendship and I will value that and remember you forever, my friend. I’m so sad to read this and hear this news. Rest in peace, my friend. Your memory will never fade for me.

  • Doug Drinkwater

    I have very fond memories looking up to Dave as a young goalie myself. Sending strength from the Central Coast, we will release a big fish in your name this season Dave.

  • Yvan Marcotte

    Salutations à mon gardien David … vraiment désolé pour toi Larissa ! Tu étais une bonne personne et un bon athlète. J’ai des beaux souvenirs de toi et ta belle famille que j’ai eu la chance de connaître… Je pense à vous tous et spécialement à sa femme Larissa ! Mes condoléances les plus sincères à vous tous.

    Salutations de la famille Yvan Marcotte de Montréal, Québec

  • Rebecca

    He will be missed and I have very good memories of his hockey career in wheeling West Virginia

  • Stuart Brambley

    To the Brumby Family,
    Sincere and heartfelt condolences – such very sad news. Wonderful memories of David at Glenlyon, especially what seems like every day, turning up with goalie equipment for use at recess or in the gym with floor hockey! Wasn’t he so lucky to have followed his dream with such success?
    Stuart Brambley

  • Carol Duncan

    My deepest condolences to Jacob and the entire Brumby family. Hold tight to your memories.

    May David’s soul rest in eternal peace.

  • Gwen

    Sweet Larissa,
    I’m so sorry this has happened to you. “ Some things can’t be fixed; they can only be carried” Come stay with me anytime if you think I can help and I think I can. Godbless you and all your family. #Warriorprincesswife”

  • Jessica Roberts

    My heart goes out to all of David’s family and loved ones during these very sad times. He will be missed by so many. I had the pleasure of working with David for a few years annd always considered him to be a true gentleman. Rest easy David.

  • Suzie

    I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing! Thinking of all of his family and friends at this devastating time.

    Suzie Moore
    Notre Dame Glad Class of 93

  • Bel

    Our condolences to the family and our prayers are with you.


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