David died peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital of heart failure on November 27, 2018. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on May 28, 1932. David was predeceased by his brothers Jim (Dorothy) and Bill (Julie). He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughters, Elizabeth (Bill) Stafford, Leslie (Dan) Boissonneault and Margaret (Rob) Spangenberg; grandchildren, Michelle, Brian, Joshua, Josee and Brett; nieces, Karen, Valerie, Allison and Jody; nephew, Christopher and their spouses and children. He had a particular fondness for his grandnephew, Matthew, with whom he shared a birthday.
David graduated from UBC with a degree in Forestry and spent 35 years in the BC Forest Service as one of the pioneers of modern-day forestry practices. He loved to curl in the winter when he was younger and had a penchant for reading and classical music.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at a family residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
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