William David Curwen

July 9, 1918September 16, 2013

Dave was born in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on July 9, 1918 where he passed away peacefully on September 16, 2013. Dave spent his youth at Sugar Lake and Vernon. After escaping from Malaysia during WWII, he served with the RCAF as a pilot instructor. Back in Vernon, he met and married Joy (nee Davison). After the war, Dave spent his working years in Calgary with Calgary Power, where he was instrumental in the formation of the Engineering Technicians’ Association. Retirement brought him back to his beloved Okanagan where he and Joy spent 30 wonderful years on the shores of Kalamalka Lake. Dave is survived by Joy, his loving wife of 70 years, daughters Barbara (Ken) and Marsha (Bob), their 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. We will all miss Dad/Poppa, especially his kind heart, positive outlook, and determination to look for the best in others.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dave may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 21, 2013

William David Curwen

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Bryn Roberts

April 12, 2014

I met Dave while working for Farm Electric, a subsidiary of Calgary Power. I enjoyed my association over the 8 years I was with the company.
Bryn Roberts

Robert Collins

September 19, 2013

We are all thinking about you at this sad time.

September 19, 2013

From across the miles we have wonderful memories of Uncle David, although not seen often, we often thought of him, enjoying all the news from Canada.
Sheila and Phil
Thornbury, England