Mowat, David Bruce
1945 - 2012
David Bruce Mowat, aged 67, passed away November 10, 2012 at Vancouver General Hospital surrounded by family after a brief but valiant fight to survive a lung transplant. He is survived by his wife Lynn, son Bradley (Iona), brother Dallas (Joy), sister Mary Buchanan (Alan), sister in law Leslie Frankish, brothers in law Bruce Frankish and Brian Frankish (Margie) all of whom will greatly miss him as will his many cousins, nieces, nephews, parents in law, and friends including his constant companions, Mac and Millie.
David had a remarkable ability to engage and validate anyone he encountered acknowledging them with his undivided attention, sincerity and humour. These qualities certainly charmed Lynn his future partner in life who also became his partner in business. Together they created a successful company integral to the Canadian travel industry. Friends and family, always a focus of Dave's, were included in all aspects of his busy life with Lynn in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and for the last 36 years White Rock B.C.
Dave's desire to make a difference in people's lives was shown in his involvement in such endeavours as community bike patrol and course marshalling for the Tour de White Rock.
Two wheels good but four wheels better summed up Dave's abiding love for "all things that go" as the number and variety of automobiles, trucks and boats of every type will testify. We hope there is no gas shortage wherever Dave's jaunts take him!
A remarkable friend, an exceptional brother, an unwavering father and a loyal husband David touched many in his full but too brief life making a significant difference for the better in all of our worlds.
David's life will be celebrated by family and friends November 24th 11:00 AM at the Mowat's Silver Lake property in Whatcom County.
The family wishes to thank the Lung Transplant team and the ICU teams at VGH for their compassionate care. If desired, donations may be made to the Solid Organ Transplant Clinic at VGH.