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BOND, David Allister

March 24, 1930 – Victoria, British Columbia
January 20, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of David Allistair on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Calgary AB.

David was a well respected and long serving member of the Freemason’s Capilano Lodge No. 164 in North Vancouver. He was involved as a Scout Leader in his early years and continued to be active with a number of volunteer activities throughout his life. Having a love for the outdoors, he spent many summers in the Okanagan Valley with his family, often hiking and backpacking with Eric and Bruce; later he and Dorothy purchased camping property near Bellingham, Washington and after that he regained his sea legs when they purchased a cruiser and spent many more summers at anchor in Desolation Sound. After spending most of his life in the Vancouver area, he and Dorothy made a bold move and relocated to Calgary in 2001 where they have made wonderful new friendships in the community. Just recently retired at eighty-eight years of age, he worked for sixty-six years with Electric Power and Equipment in Vancouver. David in his earlier career was a well know figure at Lake Louise, Whistler, Sunshine and Seymour Ski Resorts ensuring that all the lifts were working at their optimal best. He was always excited to share his pictures of their motor drives and transformers, to our dismay!

David is survived by his loving wife of sixty-five years, Dorothy, sons, Eric (Lucas), and Bruce (Helen); daughter-in-law Kelly, grandsons, Jared and Jesse and many nephews and nieces.

David was predeceased by his son Peter.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to a cause dear to David and Dorothy’s heart, the B.C. Learning Center for Children with Dyslexia, www.bclearningcentres.com, or The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, www.srcf.ca.

In living memory of David Bond, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Lynne and Dave Kinniburgh :

    Our deepest condolences Dorothy for the loss of Dave. We so enjoyed talking to him on his walks to and from sobeys and the mailbox. He always had a big smile when he greeted us. I always reprimanded him for walking around the neighbourhood in his shorts in the middle of winter and he always replied the same…what? It’s not summer? You are overdressed.

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  2. Bob and Jane O'Reilly :

    We will miss Dave. He always had a smile and a small joke to share as well as a good word for everyone. We are thinking of Dorothy’s great loss.

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  3. Richard and Barbara chernecki :

    Dorothy

    We are so sorry for your loss
    We feel blessed that we got to know David
    Wishing you and your family
    comfort peace hope

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