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David Mcnab

August 19, 1919 - November 11, 2014


Sadly, we announce the passing of David at the Cowichan District Hospital on Remembrance Day. He proudly served in the R.C.N.V.R. from 1938-45 onboard many ships as a Submarine Detector.

David was born in McBride, BC on August 19, 1919. He was a man of many talents, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, building boats, houses and furniture in his spare time and was employed as a watchmaker in Prince Rupert, BC prior to moving to Vancouver Island. After moving, he was employed at the Crofton Mill. During his 35 years of retirement, he and Muriel lived on Hornby Island, returning to Duncan after the arrival of their four grandchildren. This was followed by many years cruising to so many parts of the world. Always an avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the Victoria Motor Cycle Club.

David is survived by his loving family – Muriel, his wife of 66 years, daughter Diane (Ken) Henn, son Barry (Penny) and grandchildren David (Karen), Lindsay, Erin, Allison and dear little great granddaughter Lillian. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Trew of Courtenay and many nephews and nieces.

We had a wonderful life with no regrets!

In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Cancer Research or the Cowichan District Hospital Building Fund.

A special thanks to Dr. Gilbert and the palliative caregivers and nurses at CDH.



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Audrey Norman and all Sherwood House Staff
Relation: friend

huge hugs to Muriel and her family from all the staff here at Sherwood House. David was a wonderful man and we miss you both.
May the love of your family and friends along with all your wonderful memories hold you tight during this rough time.
We send our hugs, thoughts & prayers to you.

From: Steve Lundahl
Relation: former neighbour

Condolences for Dave’s passing, I remember him from the years in the mill and neighborhood as a child, he clearly enjoyed both his working career and his retirement. My thoughts are with Muriel, Diane, Barry and their families.

From: pat bowron
Relation: daughter

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