I was saddened to hear of David's passing today, April 3rd, from his daughter, Ellen. My mother, Eva Scobie and I visited David June 2006 at his home. My dad (William David Scobie from Dawson Creek/Rolla, B.C.) passed away June 29, 2004) so mom and I made the trip with goal in mind to see some of our Scobie relatives. David was the only one I had been communicating with via email. Our visit included seeing all the vegetation growing around his home...it was easy to see his heart was in nature. He was very knowledgeable about many things. It is with sadness that we hear of our family becoming history. May God be with each of you, David's family.
I did not know David well, my only memory of meeting him was at the Salt Spring reunion in 2010. But I have many memories of my mom and grandpa telling stories that included him, of how kind, and intelligent, and fun to be around he was. I wish I had known him better. I extend my deepest condolences.
I met David seven years ago when I joined the NLBC at Bowen Park. I played in a number of tournaments with David as a team mate, and always was amazed at his energy, enthusiasm and quick wit. His positive attitude was evident regardless of the score.
My sincere condolences go out to to his family and friends. His presence at the club will be missed.
My dear cousins and Auntie Norma,
My first memory of Uncle David was the summer after Barbara died, when I was about 5. David was in Victoria for teacher's summer school, and evidently he had to learn something about arts and crafts for kids. So he practised with me, making a plaster-of-paris hand-print in a paper pie-plate, with two holes punched in the top for a lovely ribbon. I think we painted it too. He was terrific way back then, and every time I've seen him since. It was only 4 years ago that we went out dancing in Nanaimo at the NBDS Christmas dinner and dance, and we jived together. I'm so sorry for your loss of David now. With love, Connie and Tom