Lt. Col. The Rev. D.G. MADILL CD MA LTH February 23, 1918 - October 9, 2013 Padre Madill died peacefully at his home in Abbey Lane. David was born in Spring Creek, a small Saskatchewan community where he received his early education. He began his studies in electronics and upon his entrance in the R.C.A.F. in 1940; he became a Radar Officer serving in England and Europe. On his release from the military in 1945, he entered Emmanuel College to study Theology. He loved the God that his studies and experience revealed to him, particularly in the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth; David was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1950. He served in Saskatchewan for several years only to return to military life as a Chaplain in the R.C.A.F. His posting were across Canada with official visits to bases in Europe and the Middle East. Upon retirement, he served as Chaplain at Westminster Veterans Hospital in London, Ontario, a service he loved and about which he deeply cared. He also found great joy at St. Andrew's Anglican Church here in the Comox Valley where he officiated at summer services. David leaves his devoted wife June of 66 years, a daughter (D.K.) and three grandchildren, also a large extended family of dear friends who were with him and June on David's final journey. David will be remembered as a man of inner peace, a gentle man who loved people, a principled man who welcomed discussion and exploration of the human spirit. Thanks to Dr. Brailey and care givers of V.I.H.A. for your care and compassion. The Service of Burial will be said on Friday, October 25 at 1:00 PM at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Comox.
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Published in Comox Valley Echo from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2013