David Edward Broster

Dave ran out of steam and hung up his slide rule on November 27, 2018 in Victoria, BC.

He was predeceased by his wife, Neva (nee Nonis) and leaves behind his daughter, Barbara (Bart), son, Brian (Ross) and close friends, the Elbers.

His love of life started out on September 4, 1928 in Crawford Bay and carried on with a move to Trail in 1940. Graduation from UBC in mechanical engineering was followed by an enjoyable 34 year career with Imperial Oil. In retirement, he was active in the Esso Annuitant Club and took much pleasure in tackling technical design projects – his steam tables and T-square were always close at hand.

He was a true gentleman, known for his generous nature, genuine warmth, appreciation of good food & wine with family & friends, sense of humour and witty Christmas letters.

Special thanks for the care & friendships at Mount Tolmie Hospital.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held in the new year. You may contact us for more info. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Salvation Army.

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  1. Hey Barb and Brian we miss your dad a lot at Tolmie and please let us know when you have a service for him and as he knew every song I did I would be honoured to sing for him. You name the tune! Mom doing well but getting over a cold. I recall how happy he was when you had that picnic for him with Chiarelli cheese and all his favourite delicacies!!!! You can contact me at 2508126854 and please take care! Cam

    • What a wonderful message and offer Cam. I am so glad you got in touch as we were looking for you and your Dad before we left. I have a note for your family that I will be dropping off at Mt Tolmie on the 31st but will also give you a call. Happy New Year!!

  2. Hi Barb and families.
    I offer my condolences regarding your Dad’s death and
    departure from our world and moving on to that location
    from whence we all came…
    Having known and being very good friends with his daughter since 2000
    he must have been an exceptional man and truly wonderful father.

  3. I’m very sorry for your loss Barb. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

    • Thanks Big Bob for your post – sorry just saw it now. Missed seeing and dancing with you this summer. Hope all is well with you and your family

  4. Cor&Joke Jonker

    Hi Barb & Brian,
    Just learned yesterday (18-8-2019) that Dave past away last year. As you know we were 13 years his neighbour and have good memories of him. Too bad we lost contact after we moved from Boulderwood Place. Our belated condolences. Hope you both are doing well.

    • Hi there!
      Thanks so much for your email. The neighbourhood is certainly not the same anymore! Many fond memories of “up the hill”. Dad did very well even up to the end. Brian and I are both well and we hope you and the boys are in good health and happy also. Take care

  5. Flory Fleischer

    My dear Barb
    I googled you name and your dads passing came up. I have warm thoughts of you and your family. My condolences… are with you and Brian. Are you up for an encore friendship I’d love to come out and hone a trail… with you ride a bike or go for a run.
    I have a niece in BC and she just had a baby …. I v c ours fly your way too.
    Love you girl

  6. Patty Pace Stewardson

    So sorry to hear of your Dads passing 2 years ago! I hope this note makes it to you! Thinking of you both Brian and Barb! My old friends from Randy Rd! Blessings to you both!

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