David Laurence Courtice, DVM

April 26, 1931 – November 11, 2016

Born in Burnaby, Dave attended Burnaby Secondary School, followed by 1 year at UBC. He was a student of Ontario Veterinary College (1951-1956) and started Burquitlam Animal Hospital in 1959. He moved to Qualicum Beach in 1993, after ill health forced him into early retirement. Dave served a term as President of the BCVMA, and was involved with Kiwanis, Probus Club, & Oceanside Photographers. He was particularly proud of his efforts to save the Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest. In 2015, his memoirs were published. Dave was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family, all animals, and the environment. He will be greatly missed. Predeceased by his first wife, Joan, in 1988, Dave is survived by his loving wife, Gail; two sons, Dr. Ian Courtice (Lesley) & Dale Courtice; three granddaughters, Sarah, Lauren, & Rachel; step-granddaughters, Jessica & Alexa; step-children, Michael, Joanna, & Fay. An intimate family gathering will be held at a later date. First Memorial Funeral Services 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G9 Phone: 250-754-8333 Fax: 250-754-1538


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