It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather. David was born in Manitoba on July 19, 1922 and passed away on October 27, 2015 at 93 years of age at Cairnsmore Place Duncan B.C. David was predeceased by his loving wife Irene of 67 years in 2013, his sister Ailene, brothers John, Jim, Roy and Ron. He is survived by his daughter Norma Claus (Bob) of Duncan B.C. Sons Douglas of Surrey B.C. and Raymond Marshall (Sheila) of Cranbrook B.C., seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Pearl and Brother Robert of Manitoba and brother Don of Alberta and sisters in laws Barbara, Jean and Irene along with numerous nieces and nephews.
David lived a very interesting life and in many places. Dad served overseas with the Winnipeg Rifles. Upon his return he spent some years in the oil industry working for Texaco and B.A. in Man. and Ont. he owned and operated a truck stop in Ontario before returning to B.C. He owned and operated a restaurant, the Brentwood Inn for a few years and then returned to Alberta where he worked with the grain elevators. In the early 70’s he returned to B.C. and began working at the Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place, in maintenance and laundry. He retired in 1986 and moved to the Okanagan and returned to Duncan in 2002.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Sanders for his care and all the staff at Cairnsmore Place for their kindness and loving care that they gave Dad.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Cairnsmore Place, 260 Cairnsmore St. Duncan, B.C. V9L 4H2 would be very much appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com