November 27, 1951 – November 17, 2021
David passed away unexpectedly at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on November 17.
He leaves behind long-time partner Gayle of 23 years and is survived by his brothers Don (Christina), Ian (Stacey) and Robert, his daughter Cara (James), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by Gayle’s daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Katelyn. David was predeceased by his parents Gordon (2016) and Shirley (2021) McGregor of Victoria.
David was gifted with a brilliant mind. He saw the world in a way that most of us cannot. He had many interests and hobbies over the years including painting, fly fishing, ham radios and photography. David was a talented guitarist and connected with others through music. When picking up an acoustic guitar, the first song he would play was ‘Here Comes The Sun.’
David was politically engaged and a strong supporter of the labour movement. He ran for Kamloops city council and took a stand against the storage of PCBs near the banks of the Thompson River in Kamloops. He had a kind patience and special understanding with animals. David and Gayle cared for many homeless cats and dogs over the years on their remote and peaceful property in Tranquille Valley, surrounded by trees.
After high school David joined the Canadian Armed Forces where he was deployed to Quebec during the 1970 October Crisis. He also served in the Military Police. After that he returned to Victoria and got into the pawn shop business where he learned a great deal about antiques. David moved to Kamloops in the late 1970s with his then-wife, Catherine. Daughter Cara was born in 1980. David was immensely proud of Cara’s accomplishments and truly excited when she received her Master’s Degree.
David worked for many years as a computer analyst in private industry, for the City of Kamloops and the BC Government on Haida Gwaii. David had a keen interest in Indigenous culture, art and history. While working in Haida Gwaii, David was honored to be invited to take part in a ceremonial pole raising. It was truly a highlight in his life.
Prior to the forest fires of 2021 which were so detrimental to his health, David was in the process of building a blacksmithing forge. He was always planning, building, or fixing something. He believed things could be made better.
Here Comes The Sun, And I Say, It’s Alright
Rest easy David, I love you.
No service by request
Donations can be made in David’s memory to the Kamloops Humane Society or the Heart fund.Obituary
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