David B Mowat

September 1, 1945November 10, 2012

Mowat, David Bruce 1945 - 2012 David Bruce Mowat, aged 67, passed away November 10, 2012 at Vancouver General Hospital surrounded by family after a brief but valiant fight to survive a lung transplant. He is survived by his wife Lynn, son Bradley (Iona), brother Dallas (Joy), sister Mary Buchanan (Alan), sister in law Leslie Frankish, brothers in law Bruce Frankish and Brian Frankish (Margie) all of whom will greatly miss him as will his many cousins, nieces, nephews, parents in law, and friends including his constant companions, Mac and Millie.

David had a remarkable ability to engage and validate anyone he encountered acknowledging them with his undivided attention, sincerity and humour. These qualities certainly charmed Lynn his future partner in life who also became his partner in business. Together they created a successful company integral to the Canadian travel industry. Friends and family, always a focus of Dave’s, were included in all aspects of his busy life with Lynn in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and for the last 36 years White Rock B.C.

Dave’s desire to make a difference in people’s lives was shown in his involvement in such endeavours as community bike patrol and course marshalling for the Tour de White Rock. Two wheels good but four wheels better summed up Dave’s abiding love for “all things that go” as the number and variety of automobiles, trucks and boats of every type will testify. We hope there is no gas shortage wherever Dave’s jaunts take him!

A remarkable friend, an exceptional brother, an unwavering father and a loyal husband David touched many in his full but too brief life making a significant difference for the better in all of our worlds.

David’s life will be celebrated by family and friends November 24th 11:00 AM at the Mowat’s Silver Lake property in Whatcom County.

The family wishes to thank the Lung Transplant team and the ICU teams at VGH for their compassionate care. If desired, donations may be made to the Solid Organ Transplant Clinic at VGH.


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Dianne Zarrelli

December 20, 2012

Condolences to you and your family - we will miss him at Dr. Smulders office - I always enjoyed his appointments with me - always so pleasant and interesting.

Amy, Dave & Fraser Wight

November 29, 2012

David was an amazing man. I will remember him as a wonderful Mentor during my days at Contac. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lynn.

Ross & Elvi Keough

November 26, 2012

Lynn, Brad and family. Very sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of working with David, and the entire team at Contac. Sincerely,

Dawn Pilarski

November 22, 2012

A wonderful man who will be truly missed but always remembered fondly!! RIP Dave, thank you for everything you taught me through the years.

Jarod& Renee Ridge

November 21, 2012

Always a friendly upbeat man, our family will miss him.

Gail & Ian Grant

November 21, 2012

We were shocked to see David's obit in Saturday's Vancouver Sun. We send our sincere sympathy to you Lynn and Brad. So pleased we had a short visit with you and David in the summer at The Pantry. David was always interested in everyone he met.

November 20, 2012

Lynn, Brad and family, we have just learned of David's passing. I have very fond memories of working with all of you. David always had his door and heart open for anything you wanted to discuss. Our sincere condolences.
Brenda & Jim Nixon (Calgary)

Donna Erickson

November 19, 2012

Lynn & family,
Steve & I just learned of Dave's passing. We had hoped that his lung transplant would be totally successful.
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. We so enjoyed our times with him on the golf course. He was a very special man!

Don deForest

November 19, 2012

Well David, you were most certainly one of the good guys !
I will remember always our time spent together in Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto. We may have lost touch over the years, but I have always thought of you as one of my "Oldest" and "Dearest friends. The world was a better place with you here, but if there is as I would like to believe an afterlife, you will make it a better place as well. My tears are real for you David, Lynn & Brad.

November 18, 2012

Lynn, Brad and all your family

Murray and I will always have a very special place in our hearts and memories for David. It was his quick actions in helping Murray in his time of need that will always keep David with us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Lorie & Murray