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Dr. David Sharp

April 7, 1927 - August 6, 2021


Dave passed peacefully at his home on the Cowichan River, age 94 years.  He leaves his wife of 69 years, Kathie, daughter Ann (Gordon), son John (Jen) and grandchildren Bryan and Chelsea.

Born in Vancouver, he was working by age 16.  But thanks to his older sister, who enrolled him in night school, he completed a high school diploma, then a degree in Chemistry from U.B.C. and finished with a dental degree from McGill University in Montreal.  His love of learning however, never did end.  Whether he was helping grandchildren with homework, delving further into someone’s university studies or researching a friend’s health, he found interest in a multitude of subjects.

In 1958, with a dental degree in hand, Dave and Kathie returned west and found work in Lake Cowichan.  Originally a two year plan, Dave retired in 1997 after close to 40 years in practice.  Thanks to incredible staff and hundreds of patients that meant the world to Dave, seldom was there a day that he didn’t walk to work happy and return the same way.  To be greeted with laughter and hugs at a dental office was a unique quality to “Dr. Dave’s” Lake Cowichan office.

Outside of the dental office, Dave had a second to none passion for life.  One that he shared with his family and the many friends who became family.  Whether his adventures took him exploring the world, exploring the Lake area on bike or kayak, exploring the coastal waters in the old tug or exploring every run on Mount Washington, he did so with a zest for life that has left an indelible impression on us all.

And so we say good-bye to a man who lived a wonderful life, surrounded by people he loved and who loved him back.  May he continue to be an inspiration!

The family would like to send their heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Froese for his professional guidance and friendship.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, the family will delay a celebration of life to a later date.


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

From: Maria Fantillo and family
Relation: Our family dentist

Our deepest sympathies to the Sharp family . We were patients for many years and enjoyed our visits to his dental office . He was a very wonderful man and will be so missed .

From: Iris Winters
Relation: a grateful patient of more than 60 years ago

first trip to a dentist when we moved to LC – @ 8 yrs old I remember how great he was at putting people at ease- gentle teasing and gentle touch. Although we moved away many decades ago I think it does say much for Dr Dave that he still is remembered so vividly and fondly – RIP and condolences to the family

From: Ted Hayward Sally Kullar and Cooper
Relation: Neighbor and great friend

Dear Kathie
So sad to hear of Dave’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Both you and Dave were my bright light in my time at the Lake!

From: Judi Bendick
Relation: I was lucky to travel with him and Kathy on many trips and Dave was always our ambassador of good friendships where ever we traveled. Would always bring back a “new friend” to our Group.

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. What a wonderful man, always a smile, hug and a good laugh. I was honoured to know him and sadly will be missed.

From: Michelle and Mike Tremblay
Relation: Friend & neighbor

Sending love and condolences to the family❤️ xoxo We will never forget you Dr.Dave!We have many fond memories of living on Park Rd ! Thank you for making the world a better place ❤️

From: Barb Olson
Relation: long time employee and friend

Dear Kathie and family
Sending all of you hugs, caring thoughts and hoping your cherished memories will help bring strength at this time. Our hearts are with you.
love and remembrance
Barb and Pete

From: Margaret Corbett
Relation: Friend

Dear Kathie, Ann and John and families. Just to say how sorry I am to hear of Dr Sharp’s passing. He was such a warm and pleasant man, never seen without a great big smile for everyone, and the entire town loved him right back. My sincere condolences to you all, and hopefully your wonderful memories will help a bit to get you through this tough time. Take care.

From: Bruce, Sharon and Zoe Berkey
Relation: friend

Our deepest condolences to the Sharp family. We have so many fond memories of Dr. Sharp swishing down the ski hill. We were honoured to know him, he will be missed 💙

From: The Krakowec Family
Relation: Family Dentist

Dr. Sharp is remembered by our family as such a good spirited person— always a smile on his face and a kind word. You were missed by our kids when they moved away. Our sincerest sympathies to Kathie, Ann, John, and their families.

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