David grew up in Lethbridge, Alta. His mother died when he was 6. David accepted Jesus as Saviour, and remained a devoted follower. His family bought a dairy farm in Chilliwack, B.C., in 1946. David became responsible for the farm work. He attended Bible school in Yarrow and East Chilliwack, B.C. After marrying Elizabeth, David bought the farm and worked it for 47 years. David was on the board of directors of the East Chilliwack Co-op for 21 years, 8 as president. He served with Mennonite Disaster Service locally and was on the Canadian board of Children’s Haven International. He supported International Discipleship Training and One Life One Chance Ministries in Mexico and MB Mission work in Burundi. In retirement, David and Betty enjoyed winters in Sky Valley, Cal. David delighted in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His health deteriorated due to strokes and dementia.