Dave grew up on a farm in Lowe Farm, Man. He began teaching in 1954 in rural Manitoba schools, including Lindal, Graysville and Miami, and finished his career at Keewatin Community College, The Pas, Man. Dave was an avid reader, interested in spiritual matters. He was actively involved with the Gideon’s Bible distribution. He enjoyed being outdoors and tinkering. He treasured time with family.