David Lennie McGillivray

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McGILLIVRAY , David Lennie Passed away peacefully in Victoria, BC on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the age of 75. David was born in Glasgow, Scotland and grew up in Edinburgh. After earning Honours BSc in Chemistry at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh in 1965, he emigrated to Montreal to take up a position with Bell Telephone followed by a post at Northern Electric. David moved to Ottawa in 1971 and after two years study gained a PhD at Ottawa University which led to an appointment at the University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry, where he worked for 35 years. In 2008 David was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and moved into Highgate Lodge Retirement Complex where he spent 9 happy years. Declining health necessitated a move to St. Charles Manor in December 2017. David is survived by his wee brother Walter in Edinburgh and family in the UK, New Zealand and the USA. The family thanks the staff at Highgate, Beacon Community and St. Charles for the care and dignity shown to David. " TREASURED MEMORIES " A Graveside Service will be held at Royal Oak Burial Park on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00p.m. where everyone is welcome. Flowers may be brought to the service or sent to McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive. Following the service, Highgate Lodge will host a Memorial Tea from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1538 Cedar Hill Cross Road. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com
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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from May 15 to May 16, 2018