Thomas, David Sidney
Born 1924 in Winnipeg, died suddenly at home in Qualicum Beach on May 31st, 2008.
A R.C.N.V.R. Veteran of World War II, Dave is survived by Ruth, his loving wife of 63 years; four children: David (Brenda) of Australia, Jude (Stephen) of Errington, Ruth (Charlie) of Regina, Fred (Kendra) of Winnipeg; Nieces and Nephews; 10 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren; Dave’s siblings in Winnipeg: Sisters Lillian, Ethel, Doris and Brothers Bill and Ted.
Dave and Ruth raised their family in Winnipeg, followed by a move to Victoria, then settling in Parksville and Qualicum. A real pleasure in Dave’s life was teaching Naval Cadets in Winnipeg. Dave enjoyed his wood-carving and many years of singing with the Victoria Village Squires and the Nanaimo Tidesmen Barbershop Chorus. He and Ruth also enjoyed singing with two local singing groups.
“All Men of Good Character Love to Harmonize”
A Celebration of life will be held at the Qualicum Beach Legion, Branch 79, this Saturday, June 7th, 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to The Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUMÅ6¶5(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.