Sadly we announce that David passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2011. He was surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Anne, brother Robin (Eleanor), children Patrick (Lori), Kelly (Justin) and Dan (Kate), and was a proud Papa to grandchildren Beckett, Lachlan and Keefer Elliott, and Katie, Zoe and Noah Brown. David was predeceased by his walking buddy, Angus, in 2006.
Born and raised in Vancouver, David attended Prince of Wales High School and UBC before attaining his Chartered Accountant designation with Thorne Riddell in 1973. He joined BC Sugar in 1976 and enjoyed a very successful 22-year career culminating in his appointment as president and chief operating officer of Rogers Sugar in 1995. In 2006, David was honoured to be made a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of BC in recognition of his service to the profession and the community over 30 years.
In recent years, David has served as a corporate director of four public mining companies and as a board member with the BC Cancer Foundation and the UBC Alumni Association. David was highly regarded in the corporate world for his integrity and expertise. His many friends will remember him for his spirit of adventure, good humour and wicked card sense. But family was of prime importance. He cherished the times they had together, especially in recent years with the lively addition to the household of the grandchildren. His beloved wife, Anne, cared greatly for him, as he did her. He will be missed by all.