March 22, 1943 – November 17, 2009
Born March 22, 1943 in Borden, Saskatchewan; died November 17, 2009 in
Rossland, British Columbia. David spent
his early years in Saskatchewan before joining the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, serving for three years. In his early twenties he
traveled widely in Europe and Asia, finally reaching Australia, where he worked for four years in offshore oil exploration. There he married his
Saskatchewan sweetheart Marguerite.
Returning to Canada he worked as a glazier in Victoria, British Columbia where his daughter Alyssa was born, and then established Kootenay Renovations in Castlegar, British Columbia, where his son Michael was born. David was predeceased by his beloved son Michael in 1998 and his parents J. E. (Bob) and
Susanna Hinde, in 1978 and 2004. He is
survived by his daughter Alyssa (Derrick), granddaughters Paige and Chloe, sisters Mary Crane and Roberta (David) Rivett, and brother Barry (Jackie) Hinde, nieces Allegra, Shauna,
Alexis, Darci, nephews Jeffrey and John;
great-nephew Keith and great-nieces Katie and Katherine.
David’s battle with cancer was both courageous and philosophical. When his time became short, he directed the family to gather for a farewell
party for him. That party was full of joy and laughter, making lovely memories. It was his desire to spend his last weeks at home, and his daughter Alyssa, a registered nurse, made this
happen. Again at David’s express request, there will be no funeral or memorial service, only a private ceremony in the spring when his ashes are interred in the grave of his son Michael.
He is and will continue to be deeply missed. He was a good friend and a treasured kinsman. He was always willing to help. The family asks that instead of flowers, donations
be made in David’s memory to the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.