August 18, 1912 – January 7, 2012

Dave passed away with his family by his side at Nanaimo Regional Hospital after a short illness but a long life well lived. Left to mourn are his son Donald (Margaret), 3 grandsons; Bryan (Bev), Steven (Naomi) and Darin (Alyssa) and seven great grandchildren. Dave was predeceased by his wife Lydia in 2002 and grandson Allen in 2010. Dave was born in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 15 where his family settled in Byemoor, Alberta. Dave moved his family to Vernon in 1948 where they lived for 50 years and then moved to Nanaimo in 1998. Dave was a member of the Sons of Scotland, Vernon Camp where he was made an honorary member for 50 years of service. He was an avid reader of Robbie Burns poems and gave the Address to the Haggis for over 25 years in Vernon. Dave and Lydia were square dancers with the Stardusters for many years. After moving to Nanaimo, Dave made many friends as he travelled to Woodgrove Mall daily by bus and while riding his power scooter in the Bayshore area to oversee the development of the new subdivisions. Dave had a positive attitude and was friendly to all he met with his little dog, Hayley, leashed to his scooter.

The family would like to thank the VIHA home care workers, Meals on Wheels volunteers, and Dr. McNie for the support, compassion and friendship over the past few years. The family will hold a private ceremony of Dave’s life and celebrate him on his 100th birthday. Memorial donations can be made to the SPCA in memory of David Carmichael.

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