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November 5, 1939 - February 8, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness that the family of David Stiles, announce his passing at home, Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
Born in Brookdale, N.S., he was a son of the late Clair and Margaret (Millar) Stiles.
David is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sheila (Stewart) Stiles; children David (Sara), Brian (Darlene), and Jocelyn (Wayne); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings George (Loretta) and Wilma (Jim).
He was predeceased by his sisters Marilyn (James), and Elizabeth, and his brother Gordon (Donna).
David began his military career in Gagetown, N.B. and served for 15 years (1960-75). He was a member of the Black Watch and later joined the III PPCLI. He did a tour of duty in Cyprus as a peacekeeper and retired from the military in Victoria. Following his military service, David worked for Doman's Forest Products, in Duncan, as a Millwright.
David enjoyed being outdoors, camping and fishing with his family and good friend "Gordy." The fish caught on their fishing trips would be quickly smoked and shared with family and friends. David also enjoyed hanging out at the 'garage' with his buddies and Wednesday night visits to the Cowichan Valley Inn. David (Papa) dearly loved his grandchildren and found his time with them very precious.
Although life will never be the same without him, David instilled a love of life and a strong work ethic in his family. His legacy will live on for generations to come.
As per David's wishes, there will not be a service and a private cremation has taken place.
Online condolences may be made at

 H.W. Wallance Cremation and Burial Centre