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Daniel Arthur Tomlinson

April 15, 1950 - November 18, 2016

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Daniel, surrounded by loved ones, passed on peacefully to his eternal home with the Lord on November 18th, 2016 in Vancouver, BC at the age of 66.

Loving husband of Denise. Dear father of Renée (pre-deceased), Erynn, Adom and Scot. Wonderful brother of Diane and Jaime (Doug). Great son of Philip and Beverlie (both pre-deceased). True companion of many other relatives and friends.

Daniel was born on April 15th, 1950 in Vancouver, BC where he grew up and lived most of his life. He graduated from David Thompson Secondary School in 1969. He began working with his parents at the family business called “Main Electronic Supplies Ltd.” within months after it was founded in 1971. In 1985 he met Denise, the love of his life, and in August of 1989 they were married. Daniel and his parents successfully operated their electronics business, that they dearly loved, right up until their passing. A dedicated and successful 45 years in business. Both Daniel and his father Phil were known to say, “When you love what you do, you don't work a day of your life.” Aside from work, Daniel greatly enjoyed family time, going to the movies, weekly date nights, online gaming with friends, lake fishing and relaxing with good company around a campfire. We'll forever treasure his quick wit, wise counsel and wonderful sense of humour.

Daniel Tomlinson truly blessed the many family, friends and acquaintances he shared his life with and was himself greatly blessed through the love he was shown by others. We love you Daniel! Until that great day when we meet again!

A shared service to celebrate the lives of both Daniel Tomlinson and his father Philip Tomlinson will be held at Broadway Church on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 1pm. The address is 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5M 1Y8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Broadway Church designated to “Missions.”

 

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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: John Ricketts aka Wile E Coyote

We never met Daniel personally, only ever had voice communication with him in the online game, Day of Defeat, a WW2 first person shooter game. We kept a private back channel voice comm open for those few of us over 55 yrs old to share laughter, frustrations and life.

Daniel’s nom de guerre was Peaceful Warrior. We just called him PDub. PW was always a very happy soul when he visited, even when his health issues arose. We will all miss his cheerful, gentle outlook, his rich laughter and the frustration of him killing us in game.

Oddly, many of us in the voice back channel were also business owners or self employed, so we could always talk about business, and relate to the trials each of us was having at the time. It was good therapy. PW was always there, relating, offering emotional and moral support for us, and taking the same from us in his turn.

I’m absolutely sure in my own mind he’s in heaven, because if he found his way to the other place, he’d spread so much cheer as to permanently change that place forever. Godspeed PW.

From: Nicholas Austad

I send my condolences to the family of Daniel Tomlinson, A man I knew as PeacefulWarrior, in my time as a online member of the Mike’s Marauders clan/community. For many years as part of this community I had the privilege and honor to play along side him on the virtual battlefield. As a teammate I always found peace at knowing that he was on my side and had my back. As a foe I found him formidable. As a younger member I was never able to really contribute to the many stories about life that would frequently fill the server, but I enjoyed them and learned from them. The laughter and the playful jests. Hearing Peaceful sadden voice when I was able to get around behind him or get a lucky shot for the kill and then the laughter when he would turn around and do it to me, is something I cherish, his stories I cherish, his camaraderie I cherish. It was a pleasure to be able to play a video game and share time with a man that in other ways I wouldn’t have been able. I will miss him… I will miss my community brother, but I take solace in the fact that he is now with many loved ones up in Heaven with God and I look forward to my day I am able to see him again.

Rest Well Peaceful/Daniel

Love,
Nicholas Austad (Kidd-OwP)

From: Ed Skerke aka EdDaChed

My condolences on such a tremendous loss.I only virtual knew of Daniel as the Peaceful Warrior. I always enjoyed gaming with Peaceful, he always had a level head on his shoulder and was a very caring person and proud parent. I still remember how proud he was of his daughter being involved in the Olympic ceremonies. I was so happy for him and his family. Although I only knew of peaceful through my online interactions , I would consider him a true friend and sorry I never met him in this world. I look forward to connecting with him in the next. He was good online friend, a proud father and I am very sorry for your families loss. He made this world a better place, and is probably starting to make the next realm a better one too. PEACE…

From: Joanne Bromley

Daniel, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you a dozen times. I miss you so much. I miss the laughter and the good conversations. There were many fun times and moments to cherish in our hearts.You left us too soon, but i know you were here as long as you could be. You were so strong and brave. I promise to take care of you family, they are doing well. You know how strong they are and that’s what you would want them to do . Sending all my love to you in heaven buddy, Until we meet again Love you .Jo

From: Charles Komlo Aka Pvt. Pit

I send my condolences to the family of Daniel Tomlinson, Dan is a good man I knew as PeacefulWarrior, I never knew him Face to face since our distance was great between B.C.. and NYC. I knew him with the blessings of the Internet and our time together as an online member of the ARP [Alternate Retirement Plan]. We shared Laughs and many good times. He will be greatly missed. I will always keep him in my prayers and as a fellow christian I truly believe that he is eternally alive in the love of our savior. Till we meet again Dan in the eternal light of our Lord. Chuck

From: Kent Newton (aka Mr. X)

Condolences to the Tomlinson family for the loss of Daniel, and congratulations on the comfort they find in their confidence that they shall reunite in the afterlife.

I didn’t know Daniel. I knew only PeacefulWarrior, respected member of the Mike’s Marauders gaming community. Peaceful, as we called him, was a regular at Mike’s. He had the qualities we sought: maturity, honesty. humor, warmth, respect, sportsmanship, and a good aim. Players without those traits didn’t last long, but Peaceful remained in good standing until the community ended. I didn’t stay in touch after Mike’s folded, but I heard he found a new home of like-minded players and continued to display those qualities in an anonymous online world when so many players are childish and petty. I regret I never knew Daniel, the man behind Peaceful, who, no doubt, displayed those same qualities in life.

Having lost contact with Peaceful, I was unaware of his health issues until his son notified me, via Peaceful’s gaming account, that he passed. I was shocked by the news, but pleased to hear Scot recount how much fun his father had playing and chatting with us and how his life had been blessed through our friendship. I am still being blessed by that friendship, even after all these years. I was struck by the poignancy of the final message I received when Scot signed off of Peaceful’s game account: “-=ARP=-PeacefulWarrior (A) is now Offline.”

Rest in peace, Daniel, and get ready for the next round.

From: Sgt Cinder

I never met Daniel in person but I had the honor and joy of getting to know him through online gaming, Day of Defeat to be precise.

Daniel, or as he was known to me, Peaceful Warrior, had the gift of making the people around him happier and kinder just by his presence in a game or a conversation.

I would often join an online game in progress just because I saw that Daniel was playing, knowing that the next hour or so would be filled with fun, humor, interesting conversation and camaraderie.

I hadn’t “seen” Daniel in quite some time, as my online gaming time has been much reduced. I am sorrowful that we never got in just one more round of Day of Defeat or had one more conversation.

I am grateful to Daniel for his friendship over the years and happy to have had the time we did have. He turned many a boring or dire work day for me into a fun-filled and happy evening.

Rest in peace, my brother.

From: Jessica Peterson (AKA Lady Tigress)

Peaceful was like an uncle to me. I called him uncle peaceful. Peaceful was a part of the family although we never met in real life. He was always a joy to play games with and just talk to. He was a great gaming buddy, family, and friend. He will be missed greatly. May he rest peacefully in God’s Kingdom. God bless you all.

From: Colin Ng

Daniel is one of the kindest and most knowledgeable people I know.

I first noticed his kindness in how he took the time to educate me, be it on circuit design, component selection, or many other aspects of electronics. I’m one of countless customers who has built better, saved time and money, and reduced my impact on the environment because of his advice.

A small example of his kindness is the time I wanted my Cub Scout Pack to make LED Christmas Card for seniors. I quickly realized that flat lithium coin batteries were expensive! But Daniel helped me out, and as a result, we were able to complete the craft for a song, and for that, the Cubs (and the Seniors who received the cards) owe him our gratitude.

There are countless other examples of Daniel’s kindness, encouragement, understanding, and humour. He really did uplift his community, and Daniel and family operated Main Electronics with an incredible amount of love. While Daniel and Philip will be greatly missed, their examples will go on to inspire many others.

Thank you Daniel for your brighter view on life, and your unsurpassed service to us and to your community!

Colin

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 25, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Broadway Church
2700 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M1Y8

2700 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M1Y8

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Heart & Stroke Foundation

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Broadway Church designated to “Missions”
 

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