David died peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital of heart failure on November 27, 2018. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on May 28, 1932.

David was predeceased by his brothers Jim (Dorothy) and Bill (Julie).  He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughters, Elizabeth (Bill) Stafford, Leslie (Dan) Boissonneault and Margaret (Rob) Spangenberg; grandchildren, Michelle, Brian, Joshua, Josee and Brett; nieces, Karen, Valerie, Allison and Jody; nephew, Christopher and their spouses and children. He had a particular fondness for his grandnephew, Matthew, with whom he shared a birthday.

David graduated from UBC with a degree in Forestry and spent 35 years in the BC Forest Service as one of the pioneers of modern-day forestry practices. He loved to curl in the winter when he was younger and had a penchant for reading and classical music.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at a family residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Sheerah
    December 8, 2018

    So many great memories growing up in the Armit household! Made so much better by my other Dad. Thanks so much for welcoming me into your home every day, David.❤️ Thank you for losing your change from your pockets into your chair! and for bringing up such great daughters.

  • Mike Meagher
    December 7, 2018

    I was hoping to contact Dave re the recent passing of his Classmate, Dave Wallinger in hopes that Dave A. might offer some reminiscences for Dave W’s obituary in the Forest History of BC’s Newsletter. I note that Dave A., his greatgrandson and I share the same birth date; Dave 1 1/2 years pre my appearance. Both Daves were capable, animated and truly fine gentlemen, able to supply a pertinent comment, or an even-more-pertinent, homourous quip. My condolences to “Dave W.’s” family and friends.
    I am sorry to be unable to attend Dave’s memorial, due to travel plans.

  • Graham Hill
    December 7, 2018

    Walk tall among your trees and friends good sir – listen gently for some good songs and the laughter of your companions… RIP Dave

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