David Edwin Cook, born on September 10, 1930 in Victoria, BC, passed away on August 30, 2020 in Victoria, BC at the age of 89 years. David was a well known and much-loved pharmacist, having served 25 years at the Victoria General Hospital, and more than a dozen additional years as a contract pharmacist in many locations across BC. Dave was a passionate organizer who loved gathering people through sports and education events throughout his life. David is survived by his loving family: Wife, Beverley (nee Erickson); 3 children and 10 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, Victoria BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to immediate family and invited guests only. All others are invited to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking on the link below.  Please use your video camera when joining so that family in attendance can see you and feel your support.

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Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Mari Wood

    Mrs. C, Gary, Debbie, and Norman, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear husband and Dad. I attended his service via Zoom – it was amazing, you all did a wonderful job. And I realized then, how little I knew about Mr. C. I learned that he was a truly amazing, fun, kind, smart, generous, and well loved man. Unfortunately it took his passing for me to see all that, but it has made me aspire to be just a little bit more like him, every day. Love to you all, he will be dearly missed I know. Mari

  • Margery

    You were loved U. Dave. We will miss you. Your singing, your energy, your love of life was contagious. We used to sing many songs including, “San Francisco open your golden gates”, and your nicknames for people including me…Marg Marg and Minnesota Marg were precious. Your sister, Peggy, will miss you so. She loved having you for a little brother. She said she was so excited when you were born that she shouted all over the house, I have a baby brother”!! “May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rain fall soft upon your fields, And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. (and Irish blessing) Love, Margery, Bruce and family (Rogers, Reeves, Sturtevant)

  • Tim Naylor

    Nice tribute today. Pics and videos brought out lots of smiles. Being around Mr C always made you smile and laugh so he would approve. Nina’s comments captured some of my memories perfectly, thank you.

  • Kari Nelson

    Dearest Debbie, Mrs. “C”, Gary, Norm and families,
    My heart and thoughts are with you all. I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. “C”. He welcomed me into your lives and your home; he made me laugh, and he made me strong (all those Sunday outings hauling firewood and seaweed!). He played such a big role in my life; I will remember him always and with love.
    Sending you huge virtual hugs, Kari.

  • Nina Buchner

    Bev, Gary, Debbie, Norm and families,

    Our family has so many fond memories of Dave, we didn’t realize how much time we had spent with him and all of you. There were all the badminton nights (Braefoot, Tillicum, Central Baptist), the annual Christmas badminton bashes at the Commonwealth and a couple of times we headed down to Washington to join the US family for a few games. “It’s a barn burner!” Dave would yell out, it was amazing to watch him dive for a bird, totally engaged! Then all the times we spent at the property helping with the cabin, building a trail and bridge, fixing equipment, hanging around hearing Dave singing parts of “Hello Dolly” or “King of the Road”, enjoying the camp fires roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Great times!

    Also in the mix was a BC Lions game, buying a mini-bike because it happened to go by and would be perfect for the property. There was the professional side of Dave which we appreciated whenever we had antibiotics prescribed to our kids he was willing to discuss the pros and cons. Our biggest memory is his baptism, what a testimony to everyone and a reminder that it is never too late to grow your faith.

    Dave was such a genuine person, very relatable and had such a rapport with people of all ages. We miss him and his cheeriness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. May the Lord lift you and comfort you. Dave has travelled to glory.

    With love Nina & Doug

  • Carole pierce

    Bev and families

    Aunt Ethel just informed me of this – know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

    Carole, Christine, Robert, Cara, Bud & Martin & families

  • Trisha Coleman

    Bev and family: I had the pleasure of working with Dave for many years at Victoria General. He taught me so much, always showing his gregarious personality and jovial sense of humour. I have so many fabulous memories of Dave! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Kerri and Ross

    Hi Bev, Gary, Debbie and Norm and families!
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dave! He is missed greatly and all the good times we had at the cabin, playing badminton, seeing you both at church and the gatherings over the many many years! Praying for you in this grieving time! He is with my dear dad in heaven. He went to heaven, only a week after my dad. Hugs to you all.

  • Kerri Brain

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for all of you in your grieving journey!
    Knowing that he is in heaven with my dear dad….
    Kerri and Ross

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