With his wife at his side, David (Dave) Wyatt lost his battle with cancer on April 13th, 2015 at the age of 84.
Dave was born May 23rd, 1930 in Brixham, Devon, England to parents, John and Annie Wyatt. He was the youngest of seven children. Dave joined the Royal Air Force in 1948, married Joyce, and their son Paul was born in 1950. In 1952, Dave emigrated to Canada with his young family and settled in Oshawa, Ontario where he worked as a Shop Foreman for General Motors and a subsidiary for over 30 years. In 1987, Dave retired and moved to Nakusp to be closer to his son and grandchildren.
Dave met and fell in love with Shirley Cameron in 1989 and they married April 7th, 1990. They spend the next 25 years happily and busily involved with many activities and organizations in and around the community, including the Legion, Seniors, and their Church as well as golfing, camping and fishing.
Dave was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Dave is survived by his loving wife Shirley, his sister Margaret, his son Paul (Brenda), his two granddaughters Corinn and Erin, his great-grandson James, and many nieces and nephews as well as three step-sons; Larry (Lila), Jim (Virginia), Bob (Renee), two step-daughters; Jo-Anne (Terry), Marie (Ernie), 17 step-grandchildren and 24 step great-grandchildren.
Dave will be sadly missed by his wife, family and friends.
A memorial service was held on April 25th, 2015 at Robertson Memorial Church in Nakusp.
Dave’s family would like to thank Dr. Gorenson, Dr. Lea, and the staff at the Arrow Lakes Hospital for the care given to Dave over the years. We would also like to extend our deepest appreciation to the staff at Minto House for the caring and sensitivity shown to Dave throughout the last few month of his illness.