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McDermott, David

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the age of 73 with his loving wife of 47 years Irene by his side. Also survived by his sons David (Shelley) of Shanghai, Stephen (Gail) of Spruce Grove, AB, step-daughter Linda (George) Gardiner of Maple Ridge, BC; grandchildren Will Bacon, Julie-Ann Peddle, Jada, Josiah and Stephen McDermott. Sadly predeceased by his son Ian in 2004. David and Irene immigrated to Canada from England in 1967; he worked for Suncor in Fort McMurray, Alberta and was highly regarded by colleagues and friends. He will be sadly missed by all. Private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BC Lung Association, P.O. Box 34009, Postal Station D, Vancouver, BC V6J 4M2.


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  • Walda Reszitnyk says:

    To Irene & family,
    I’m the Director for Kelowna and on the Prov. Board of BC Lung Assoc. and would like to on behalf of the Association and myself want to express our sympathy to you and your family and thanks for allowing memorial donations be made to us. I myself lost my husband also at 73 with lung cancer 4 years coming on Jan. 1st. God Bless you all,
    Walda Reszitnyk ps. My picture and story was in the Capital News on page B4 Nov. 22 (today)

  • Sheila Pihowich says:

    Dear Irene:

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing if you need a shoulder later on give me a shout it’s been nearly 3 years since Peter died for me and only the love of family keeps me going as I am sure it will be for you as well.

  • June Denham says:

    I remember the first day my sister Irene and Dave met, the beginnining of those 47 years which were to come. Love never dies. Love you Irene x

  • Marie & Germain Rout says:

    Dear Irene & Family
    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We have many fond memories of both of you while you were in Fort McMurray. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you all.
    Germain & Marie Routhier

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