August 25, 1931 – July 13, 2018
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of David on Friday, July 13, 2018.
David was born in Mayfair, London, England. He was educated at Emanuel Public School in London. His career spanned 9 years in the Royal Navy, 23 years with the British Fire Service from Fireman to Deputy Fire Chief, about 2 years as Deputy Fire Chief in Bermuda, and 10 years as Fire Engineer working for Building Consultants in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Philippines.
In 1987 David, along with his wife and 2 younger sons, moved to Canada. Once again working for an Engineering Co. until his retirement. He was passionate about his new-found country and home and spent most of his time improving the property and turning it from this little forest into his own little paradise.
David was an excellent husband and loving father. Always an adventurer, David loved deep sea diving, spear fishing and sailing, as well as the Theatre, travelling and playing cards with family and friends.
David was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Gwendolyn Cox, his twin brother Michael, his uncle Geoffrey and stepmom Kathleen. David leaves behind to mourn him his beloved wife of 36 years Griselda, his sons Abdon, Geoffrey and Paul, his daughters Sally and Julie, his grandchildren and a great grandson.
Our family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, care-aids and the gentlemen at the Lions Club in Enderby for all their help. A Celebration of David’s Life has been planned for the 25th of August 2018 at our residence; For further information please call 1-250-546 3239 or 1-778 847 3239. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
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