David Whitworth passed away peacefully on Friday 10 October, 2014 after 75 years, leaving his wife of 50 years, two daughters, son-in-law, three grandsons, his brother, four sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law. The care he received from Dr. Kismen, the VIHA nurses, respite nurses with the support of Work Safe, as well as the many friends was wonderful. Sadly, David contracted mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure early in his working life.
He was an amazing man who had a knack of being able to fix almost anything and was often called upon by friends and family to do just that. He enjoyed and excelled in a diverse assortment of hobbies and interests spanning from old British cars, photography, traveling, and even teaching his daughter to race. His professional life included being a journeyman coppersmith and a pipefitter, a respected college instructor, a government advisor, and a manager of an innovative mobile training program bringing the trades classroom to industry on site. His pride was in his family and he found great joy in his cars and his active participation in the Old English Car Club here in the Valley. He will be lovingly remembered for his thoughtful, kind and generous ways.
The family would like to invite David’s family and friends to get together, at the Whistle Stop Pub to reminisce the good times and enjoy one on him on Saturday 18th of October from 3pm.
For those who wish, donations towards a commemorative bench and table that is planned by the sea would be appreciated.