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May 21, 1946 – December 25, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of David Preece announces his passing on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 68 years, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Dave was born in Felixstowe, England, where, at a young age, he became the chief engineer on the trawlers that fished on the North Sea. He married his wife Yvette in 1969 and the pair immigrated to Canada in 1976, settling first in Toronto before relocating to Calgary.

In Canada Dave had a long and successful career in architectural drafting and information technology, and was principal of His passions included technology, sailing, current events, and animals.

David is survived by his wife Yvette; son Andrew (Amanda); and his siblings, Ann (Ian) of New Zealand and John (Josephine) of Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 1-866-412-4222,

In living memory of David Preece, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Diane Hartland (Lindon) :

    Dear Yvette,
    I am so sorry to learn of David’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    I was shocked this morning reading the Herald when I saw David’s obituary. I had tried many many times to try and find you both but kept coming up against a brick wall. I remember how you and David were so good to me, when we were neighbors in the apartment at Carketon House on 6th Ave SW. It has been many many years, but I wanted to let you know just how sorry I am to learn of his passing. Take care Diane

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  2. Dear Yvette
    David will always be in my thoughts. Glad the distance and ocean between us never dampened our friendship. So glad we keep in contact – I often reminisce on our younger years in Great Yarmouth (especially Wolseley Road) and Oulton Broad. David will be sadly missed, taken too soon.
    Take Care

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  3. Conn and Diana Quinlan :


    While we did not know David, we want to say what a pleasure it was to work with you. Your smile and laughter were always a wonderful part of each day no matter how stressful the day may have been. We are so sorry to hear about your loss and hope that you know that we are thinking of you through trying times.

    Take care,

    Conn and Diana

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