died the day before his 86th birthday, after a brief illness.
Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Arthur and Sylvia Bishop, Dave
spent most of his adult life in West Vancouver, where he enjoyed
the view and excellent ham radio reception from our mountain-side
professional engineer, Dave owned his own construction company
for many years, and in retirement never stopped building or
fixing something. Woodworking was his longtime hobby, from furniture
making to intarsia carvings.
ham radio operator from the age of 12, as VE7PO he formed friendships
around the world. Dave was an excellent bridge player, and was
always ready for a game of cribbage. He kept his sharp mind
and keen sense of humour until the day he passed away.
married Dorinne Chater in 1949 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage
to the women he adored. He is survived by Dorinne and their
daughters Cheryl, Brenda (David) and Karen (Tim). He was predeceased
by his son Craig. He deeply loved his family, including his
sons-in-law, and grandchildren Jennifer, Graham, Taylor and
had many friends and was grateful for having such a fulfilling
and happy life. At Dave's request there will be no funeral service.
memorial reception will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, August
23, at West Royal Towers, main floor, 328 Taylor Way, West Vancouver.
We will miss you every day and always, Dad.