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David Gordon Lindsay

November 7, 1934 - August 3, 2012


David Gordon Lindsay was born in Vernon, B.C. Nov 7, 1934. Died in Oliver B.C. On Aug 3, 2012 at age 77. He passed away peacefully at home, after a cruel battle with lung cancer, bravely borne.

Predeceased by his parents Judge Gordon and Mrs. Estelle Lindsay (Ellis) of Vernon. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane; son, Craig Lindsay of Castlegar; daughter Maggie Lindsay-Tadey (Brad) and grandchildren Caitlin and Megan Tadey of Cranbrook; brother Ellis (Marilyn) Lindsay of Sidney; sister Doreen (John) Ritchie
of Kelowna; brother-in-law Roy (Inez) Jardine of Calgary; nieces and nephews; and his faithful furry friend Summer.

Dave joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Vernon after graduating from Vernon High School in 1952,and went on to serve in Princeton, Dawson City, Yukon, Mission, Penticton (where he met Diane), Abbotsford, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Chilliwack, Vanderhoof, Prince Rupert, Cranbrook (again), Vernon and
Vancouver – gathering many faithful friends along the way.

After working for 38 1/2 years, he retired to Oliver in 1989 and built a retirement home on Tuc El Nuit Lake where he and Diane have resided most happily.

Dave belonged to the Kinsmen Club for many years followed by years with Rotary where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He also chaired the Sunnybank Retirement Centre Board for 5 years.

Dave joined Fairview Mountain Golf Club in 1990 and it became his second home. He was Senior Captain for 10 years and he made many, many good friends. He will be sorely missed.

Family and friends will gather for a tree planting and memorial service at Fairview Mountain Golf Club at 3pm on Wednesday, August 15th. Reception to follow at the Clubhouse. Donations to the Palliative Home Care Program would be appreciated.

You”ll be in our hearts and thoughts as we”ll love you forever.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ernie and Barb Race
Relation: friends

Diane and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Ernie enjoyed Senior Men’s Day golf with Dave as the Captain. Ernie particularly enjoyed the way Dave brought the golfers to order when they got too noisey.
A great guy, very much missed.
Our thoughts are with you Diane
Ernie and Barb

From: Fred & Marion Schindel
Relation: Friends

Diane and family, we wish to pass on our deepest condolences to you and your family . I worked with Dave here in Cranbrook, so many years ago, he was such a great friend and boss. His laugh and smile made everyones day better. we are so sorry. our love to all Fred and Marion

From: Agnes Nolte
Relation: friend

Diane & family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I truly enjoyed working with Dave in Cranbrook and your friendship during those years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Agnes & Gordon Nolte, Leduc, AB

From: Bill Lott
Relation: CIBC worker and retiree

Hi Diane:I just heard from Fred Schindel about Dave’s passing. I was shocked. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. I worked with Dave in Kelowna some 35+ years ago. Dave was the Branch Accountant (Don McLarty was his Sr. Ast Act.). Dave sat at the back where he had a view of the whole Branch. Not much got past him. He taught me a lot about customer service and mult-tasking; that was really helpful to me later on. I admired Dave for his Fairness and Positive Attitude. I recall he was a pretty good curler and wielded and awesome broom; back in the days when you could make a lot of noise whacking it on the ice.

From: Gray Cameron
Relation: friend

Dear Diane and family:

I am sorry to read in the paper this week of Dave’s passing. It has been many years since we have been in touch with Dave or any of the family. Nevertheless I have many fond memories from both my childhood on Okanagan Lake where your family often relaxed – and as a young adult in Vernon where I could go to my local CIBC and get advice and friendship that often strayed far from Dave’s normal banking duties.

I recall lunches that Dave made for ‘us kids’ that consisted of one inch of peanut butter on Wonder Bread – I suspect mostly for his amusement at watching us trying to eat them without gagging. I also recall searching Okanagan Lake bottom for hours looking for his lost wedding ring. To this day I am not sure if he actually lost it or used that as an excuse to get us out of his hair.

There was probably a bit of hero worship involved for the big guy with a great laugh and good sense of humour who never treated us as nuisance kids (which we were) but made us feel like people.

Having lost my Dad and Mum in my 20’s and 40’s I understand the feeling of loss but also the value of memories and the enduring power of role models in our lives. Dave affected a lot of people in his life and I am happy to have been one of them.

Gray Cameron

From: Harold and Lynn Popoff
Relation: Fairview Mountain Golf Course

Dear Diane and Family
We are so sorry for your loss. We have enjoyed Dave’s humour and presence over the years and will miss him too. We were out of town for his memorial service and hope that it went well! Take car, love Harold and Lynn

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