David was born September 20, 1935 near Steinbach, Manitoba, and after a brief illness passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Comox, BC, on October 11, 2011.
David was an electrician in the Comox Valley since 1974 and was self employed with Dave’ Electric Ltd. Since 1979. He coached both softball and hockey, and played old timer’s hockey for many years. His salmon fishing and deer/moose hunting exploits are the basis of many stories.
He was a great fan of his grandchildren’s sporting endeavours and travelled far and wide to watch them play. David enjoyed many trips with family and friends including trips to Hawaii, Portugal, Cuba, Manitoba, Palm Springs and various cruises.
David is predeceased by his mother Elizabeth, father John and brother Henry. He is survived by his wife Marilyn of 48 years, daughter Dianne Knoop (Don), son Don (Jen), grandchildren Trevor Knoop, Sabrina Knoop, Olin Driedger and Toby Driedger, brothers John (Lillian), Abe (Alice), Jake (Faye), sisters Elizabeth (Wally) Epp, Hilda Dielson, Eleanor (Ron) Mients and Irene (Gary) Hamel, as well as many many nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to the staff of Victoria General Hospital neurology wing as well as the staff and doctors at St. Joseph’s General Hospital.
A Celebration of Life was conducted on October 17, 2011 at Comox Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.