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.
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2014.