David Owen Dinsdale, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday February 24th at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC, following surgery.
He is survived and sadly missed by his two sons Blair David (Reiko) of Zama City, Japan, and Travis Owen (Krista) of Calgary, Alberta. Also survived by his loving sisters Susan Fritz, Debbie Elliott, Wendy Fox, brother Kevin Baldwin, stepbrother Raymond Baldwin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Daves cheerful presence will be missed by everyone he knew.
He was predeceased by his parents Elsie Kathleen Baldwin in 2009 and Owen Garfield Dinsdale in 1984, and also his stepfather George Baldwin in 1984.
Dave was born April 17, 1949 at St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He lived in Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Alberni, Salmon Arm, Prince Rupert, Okanagan Falls, Parksville, Victoria and Golden, BC, before moving to Kamloops in 1974 to attend the Cariboo College Carpentry Program. He remained in Kamloops where he and Rosemary raised their two children.
Dave loved to cook, fish, cycle, kayak, canoe, make beer and wine, entertain, and most of all liked to cheer on the BC Lions. He was famous for his power naps and vehicle restoration projects.
Dave was an employee of SD 73 Kamloops/Thompson where he worked as a Carpenter for 21 years. He had just recently retired in September of 2012.
A Celebration of Daves Life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9th, at Schoenings Funeral Home, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2G8
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to his family for the installation of a memorial park bench to be placed on the walking trail at McArthur Island Park or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.
Arrangements under the direction
of Schoenings Funeral Home, Kamloops, BC
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