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December 9, 1944 — January 4, 2021

David Mitchell Balser of West Kelowna, B.C. following a brief illness of cancer, passed onward to his heavenly reward on January 4, 2021. Survived by his loving and faithful partner in life Victoria, encompassing 51 years of a strong marriage. David is survived by his brother Keith of Oshawa, Ontario. David was predeceased by his other siblings Joseph, Dwight, Roberta. He was also predeceased by his only two children, daughter Trina Vicky Marie (at age 10) and Son Steven David (at age 43). He is also survived by his loving daughter-in-law Katherine Balser-Persic and his only and precious grandchild Isabella, a brilliant star in David’s later life. From austere beginnings, David succeeded in life, with the solid support of Vicky, gaining significance in his professional career. He began with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Military and subsequently with three ministries within the Government Of Canada, with particular achievement with the Department of Foreign Affairs International Trade in Ottawa. Both personally and with the government, he travelled in service for his beloved Canada with official diplomatic status to and worked temporarily in 50 countries, several on multiple occasions. He had great admiration for his work colleagues and wished to hereby acknowledge their significant collaboration, friendship and generous assistance over his 40 work years. In retirement, he gained and enjoyed close friendships within the greater Okanagan Valley, particularly with the wider Persic family and with former and current neighbours in West Kelowna. Condolences and well wishes may be sent to Vicky at dbalser@shaw.ca or Katherine at katherinebalser@gmail.com. Arrangements for cremation has been entrusted to Springfield Funeral Home

A Celebration of Life for David will be held on a future date.

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