Dave was born in Armstrong BC and after graduation, studied at UBC, and in London, England. He had a varied career as a school teacher, school counsellor, and private counsellor. He also worked in children’s and psychiatric hospitals. During his 22 years in Victoria, he was instrumental in creating programmes for Capital Families. One of his favourites was the “Tanta-Oom” mentoring project which matched young people with professionals in their fields of interest. Some of his other workshops were “Dads and Kids” and “Anger Management”. As a Chaplain in the Unitarian Church, he conducted marriages and memorial services. He was an amateur artist and musician, and wrote reviews of musical events for several newspapers. More recently he offered a course on “Civil Debate” at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm.
Dave is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jean Ethridge, son Tony (Nicole), grandchildren Bethany, David and Megan, and son Andrew (Lisa), grandchildren Haylen and Jager, and other extended family. He is predeceased by his mother, Margaret, father, Bill, brother Eric, sister-in-law Audrey and brother Tom.
Thank you to all the staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their exemplary care of Dave, and to Judy Evans, Hospice Coordinator, for her spiritual guidance. Special thanks to Dr. Bell, Dr. Britto, Dr. Malinowski and Dr.Spencer.
The Memorial Service will be held at Bower’s Chapel, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 3 P.M.
No flowers. If so desired, donations may be made to Potters without Borders.
Online condolences may be sent through Dave’s obituary at www. bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.