January 28, 2021
1932-2021 ~ After a brief decline in health, dad passed away peacefully while at Fischer Place in 100 Mile House, January 28, one month short of his 89th birthday.
Dad was born in Sherbrooke Quebec, eldest of 3, sister Marnie, little brother Steve.
Dad always envisioned himself a professional golfer. But, life interceded, he joined the army and while stationed in Victoria B.C. He met and married his love Helen in 1952. Together, they raised a family.
In 1970 the family moved from the Fraser Valley to the Cariboo , new adventures and possibilities.
Starting a business together, dad worked at almost anything to keep food on the table. Eventually dad worked for SD#27, as a bus driver. Dad loved it! 20 years, lots of stories.
In 100 Mile House, dad was involved with various clubs and organizations ,along with working side by side at Cariboo Florist with Helen.
Dad was very proud of his work on 100 Mile Village Council, 1980- 1984. Being involved in the planning and development of the “falls trail system” in Centennial Park.
After 28 years growing Cariboo Florist into an integral part of the village, the shop was sold and mom and dad retired. A move to Manitoba, realizing their dream of seeing new country. Winters were spent on the Gold Coast of Australia, then a winter home in Mission Texas. Summers spent at the cottage at Lac deBonnie.
Volunteering many hours at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg.
Later years brought mom and dad back to B.C. Kamloops was home. Golfing , casino trips, bridge and crib.
During dads brief stay at Fischer place, he enjoyed the laughter and love of his youngest granddaughter.
A great gift, peace and joy till the end.
David leaves behind his beloved wife of 68 years, 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
“When life hands you lemons…tell them you are allergic”
A celebration of dad’s life will be held at a later date.
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