I come late to this remembrance because Dave and I disconnected after years of closeness. I'm proud that I engineered his move to Vancouver to join Alpha Cine. That was incredibly important to the development of the services needed by the BC film industry. Dave cared most about serving filmmakers and the industry. That didn't necessarily fit short term corporate goals although we believed it did in the longer term, a difficult sell to the company owners.
Dave was a guy who cared about the big picture; he would work 100 hours a week if needed. He was whip smart, funny and frequently god damned frustrating to me as the chief paper pusher.
The fact is that BC would not have the film industry it has enjoyed for many years had Dave and Anne not moved to Vancouver. There are many suits willing to take credit but much of the development belongs to Dave. (Also Geo. Chapman, who here provides his condolence.) I know, because I was there when the service facilities simply couldn't get the job done. More than anyone else, David reversed that situation.