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David Mcgowan

September 21, 1935 - December 7, 2015

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather after a brief battle with cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Helen, son Tom (Debbie), daughters Maureen (Ron) and Karen (John), grandchildren Kevin, Christine, Cami, Nicole and Craig, his great grandchildren Jordan and Tyson and his sister Marg.  Dave was born and grew up in Kimberley BC, moving to Vancouver in 1952 where he attended King Edward High School and met his soon to be wife Helen.  He started his 37 year career in BC Tel which took him from Vancouver to Victoria, Campbell River, Prince George, Kamloops and Abbotsford – retiring out of the Burnaby Education Center.  He continued to serve his community by volunteering with Valley Alert Life Line and Saint John Ambulance.  He enjoyed his retirement especially travelling on various cruises, following his grandchildren’s sporting events and relaxing on Denman Island.  His bright smile and twinkling eye, matched his wicked sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew him.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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From: Lorraine McKinnon Hodgson
Relation: My uncle

Uncle Dave was such a big part of our family , from his hard work on Denman to his vibrancy and laughter. He was someone who loved life and above everything else a person who could be depended on.He gave 110 % to everything he did. will miss him.

From: Roger Strong
Relation: Fellow volunteer a VALS

I would like to express our condolences to Helen and all of thier family on behalf of all of us who knew and worked with Dave at Valley Alert Lifeline Society (VALS). He was one of the founding fathers of our society and one of it’s best volunteers and supporters. He will be greatly missed.

From: bob & jo knipstrom
Relation: both of us worked with helen

Helen & family:
Bob & I were sorry to read about Dave’s passing…Our thoughts & prayers are with you Helen & your family….Just know that he is at peace now…..

From: Lyle and Mary Ann O'Donnell
Relation: Worked with Dave and Helen

Sincerest sympathy sent to Helen and family. Dave was kind and caring. He will be missed and remembered.

From: Karen Warmerdam
Relation: Friend of daughter

My heart goes out to Ms McGowan, and the family. He was funny, but also very kind and gentle. He loved his family very much and that definitely showed. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

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