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RENWICK, David Wilson (Dave)
It is with great sadness that we announce that Dave Renwick passed away on September 23, 2013 at age 84 after a determined battle with cancer. Dave was born in 1929 in Port Alberni, BC, where he met Sheila Glenn, who became Sheila Renwick in 1954. He left Port Alberni to go to Vancouver for university, and spent the rest of his life as a Vancouver resident. Dave was a teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal in the Vancouver school system. He was known for his kindness and good humour, but also his leadership and his dedication to education. During a distinguished career, he presided over the creation of innovative school programs for gifted students and those interested in outdoor activities. He strongly supported high school sports, including coaching basketball. He touched the lives of many students and teachers in a positive way. He cared deeply about his community and country, and was involved in politics at all levels. After retirement, Dave spent several winters in southern California, and enjoyed travelling to dog shows with Sheila. He deeply loved his family, his dogs, winters in California, and trips in his travel trailer. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, his children, Beth, Greg, and Chris (Lee-Anne), and his grandchildren, Bruce, Diane, Matthew, and Kayla. Friends, family, coworkers, and former students are welcomed to a Memorial Service to be held on October 10 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Chapel, 602 Kingsway, in Vancouver (604-876-5585). In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency would be appreciated. Thanks to VGH staff for the kindness and exceptional care that they showed him. He will be missed.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2013
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