David Ravenhill Death Dead – David Ravenhill Obituary: Cause of Death
David Ravenhill, a great soccer talent and a highly respected individual, passed away on July 21. He was 57.
“We here at the University of Victoria and especially the men’s soccer program were very fortunate to have David be a part of our program,” said men’s soccer head coach Bruce Wilson. “I’ve had the pleasure to know David for a long time and he was a very, very nice guy. The news about his passing is tragic and we are all thinking about his family at this time.”
The Oak Bay product first suited up for the Vikes in 1981 and went onto capture the Canada West conference championship in 1982 and 1983.
“David was my closest friend. He was an amazing teammate and an even better person. I’ve said in multiple interviews now, but the world truly needs more David Ravenhills,” said former Vike Frank Woods.
On the pitch, Ravenhill was a burner. Playing out wide, Ravenhill was known for his blazing speed and for being the fittest player on the pitch.
Despite achieving great team success together in their early 20s, Woods classified Ravenhill as a “classic late bloomer.” The midfielder didn’t turn pro until 27 and was still competing in the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) Division 1 into his 40s.
“I could tell right away when I coached him with the Victoria Vistas, that David was a very intelligent player. He truly loved the game and loved to compete,” said Wilson. “He also loved Liverpool (Football Club) and he passed that passion down to his sons.”
That wasn’t the only thing he passed down to his two sons, Andrew and Adam