DEWINETZ, David Lloyd

December 16, 1941 – June 7, 2015

It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of David at his home on Gabriola Island. He was born in Canyon Creek, Alberta, to John and Violet Dewinetz and grew up in his hometown of White Rock, BC. He is pre-deceased by his parents and his brothers Mel, Gordon and Kenny. He is survived by his loving son Troy (Katharine), Troy’s mother Lori, his former wife Bernice, his brothers Don (Jody), Richard (Evelyn), and Bill (Joan), his sisters Judy, Yvonne (Mike Meyer), and Dianne (Dave Swansburg), many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends that loved him. David’s remarkable work ethic led him to have a very successful 45 year career in the grocery business. Starting as a clerk for Super Valu, he worked his way up to Vice-President of Kelly Douglas. He later owned and operated his own supermarkets where he mentored and started many employees on their own career paths in the industry. Guided by a faith in God and his own generous heart, he found much happiness volunteering in the communities in which he lived. He was a loving father that was always there for his son. David enjoyed being social and spending time with friends and family. He had a soft spot for children and animals, and enjoyed cars and Elvis. His BBQ salmon was legendary. He was an excellent fisherman, enjoyed golfing, and coaching and watching hockey. He is still waiting for his Canucks to win the Cup. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on June 23rd, 2015 at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue in South Surrey. A small Celebration of Life reception will be held on Gabriola Island as well, details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

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