Dave passed away peacefully in his Metchosin home, surrounded by family, following a diagnosis of cancer. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, spending most of his youth in the Royal Oak area.

Dave had an avid love for his home, family, friends and pets. Being a mechanic was his passion, he put his mind to work devising and fixing a myriad of mechanical apparatus. He loved cars and racing, he loved to travel, and had a keen interest in environmental preservation and animal welfare. He was fascinated by all things weird and wonderful.

Predeceased by parents Stewart Lewis and Catherine Elizabeth Rosalie Cumberland and brothers Stewart Bruce and John Ross.

Survived by spouse Jean; daughters Stephanie; Mikala; Stacey (Ken); grand children Clay, Alisse, Keira and Hudson and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thanks goes to Drs. R. O’Connor and D. O’Connell, and Stacey, Stephanie and Paul for their compassionate loving care given to Dave during his illness.

A Remembrance will be held on October 27th at 1:30 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive. Due to Covid 19 considerations, masks must be worn to the remembrance, and we kindly ask that all those attending be fully vaccinated.

Memories and anecdotes are especially welcomed. In lieu of flowers a donation to Wild Arc or the Victoria Hospital Equipment Lending Program (HELP) through the Canadian Red Cross is appreciated. 

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Sherrie

    Dear Jean and family ~

    You must all be devastated.
    I am so sorry for your loss of Dave but I know you will cherish good memories of him.
    You’ve been in my thoughts.

  • Wynne Arden

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Dave sending condolences out to the family, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Gord Smith

    Dave and I worked together on and off since the early 90s’for the same employer. Dave was a skilled mechanic, always a real character, never short of an opinion and willing to share it. As you got to know Dave, he had lots of interests and knowledge on a variety of topics. During the FIFA U20 event in 2007 that was being held in part at Royal Athletic Park, the main mower for the field broke down and as Dave was trying to trouble shoot the issue under a time crunch various employees were giving their opinion on what the issue was so Dave stated “When you wanna-be’s – know nothing at all mechanics finish, get out of the way so a real mechanic can get to work!”. A couple of expletives might have been added in there as well but is was a typical classic Dave comment. Dave was always good for a laugh at work.
    Dave will be missed. Condolences to the family. A talented, funny and interesting guy has left the shop floor for the last time. RIP Dave.

  • Bill Gallacher

    Sincerest condolences to his family and friends .

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