David Walter Winn
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WINN, David Walter April 3, 1932 - August 17, 2014 David died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 52 years Christine, children Stephen (Sandi) and Vanessa, grandchildren Gwen, Caitlyn, Gabriel and Alexander, siblings Doris and Tony (Maureen), and extended family in England. Born in London, David spent happy childhood years in Whitley Bay. He completed school in London, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1955. After National Service, he worked in the international divisions of British Lion Films and The Rank Organization. He met Christine at an International Folk Dance, a life-long passion, leading to their marriage and two children. Emigrating to Canada in 1969, David and Christine co-founded the Saanich International Folk Dancers, where they formed life-long friendships, continued with the Holly Tree English Morris Dancers. In Victoria, David worked for Pacific Logging Co., where he introduced computers into the accounting system in the 1970s. His many interests included reading, classical music, hiking, gardening, sailing, travelling, radio hosting, continuing education, drawing, genealogy, and late in life, knitting. He was active in his faith community, including the Cursillo movement. With appreciation for his health care team, Dr. C.P. Innes, the Royal Jubilee Hospital staff, and deep gratitude to RJH Hospice Palliative Response Team. Memorial Service at Holy Cross Church, 4049 Gordon Head Rd., Saturday, September 6th, 2 pm. Reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Victoria Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation.

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2014.
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September 29, 2014
My deepest sympathy to those left behind.I shall remember a gentleman with a nice sense of humour.
Helen Martindale
September 27, 2014
Hello Vanessa, hello to you all. I just came back from 7 weeks in montreal where I left Delphine all settled so I just found out that David is no longer here and I want to send you my heart felt condolences. I m really sorry for your loss. I remember David for his humour and creative force he will be missed. My dad just past away as well so I understand the void that David left. Sukumar sends his sympathy as well and I m going to let Delphine know , she ll be sad. OOOOO isa
Isa Sevrain
August 28, 2014
David, you are responsible for some of
the happiest times in my life at the
S I F D I will remember forever.
Tom von Hebel
August 25, 2014
My thoughts are with you all. I will always remember how friendly David was to me, when I was in high school with Stephen. Then reconnecting again, many years later, through the UVic radio station as well as social gatherings. My thoughts are with you, Stephen, Vanessa, and Christine.
Chris Sine
August 25, 2014
Many years ago, I worked with David, bookkeeping for the Rising Star Bakeries and then for a while at his own bakery in Oak Bay. He was a very nice man, and I'm sure he will be missed.
Judi Henderson
August 25, 2014
Dear Christine and Family;
Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time of losing David...a wonderful loving and kind man whom we met through the HD Organization. Take care Christine.
Sincerely, Sharron Higgins
August 24, 2014
Much love to all of you, from Diane and David.
August 24, 2014
David will be remembered as the quintessential English man in every sense of the word. It was a great pleasure to regard him as a good friend and for my ex-wife and I to have enjoyed many memorable times with him and his family, particularly around the activities of the S.I.F.D. in Victoria.
He will be long remembered! Rest in peace, my good buddy!
Mike Bennett
Mike Bennett
August 24, 2014
Deepest condolences from my family to yours, Vanessa. It is clear that he loved deeply and was deeply loved,and that he lived a full and engaged life. Missing him, as I am sure you will, shows how very much he influenced you - he will remain with you all in this way, always.
Sheila Archer
August 23, 2014
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father Vanessa. May your memories guide you through the difficult times ahead. Best and many hugs
Penny Purvis
Penny Purvis
August 23, 2014
You will be much missed for your informative discussions on Morris dances--happy dancing in your new Morris side!
Nell Postans
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