David William McCarthy

David William McCarthy, age 80 years old, a resident of Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5th at the Victoria General Hospital after a brave battle with cancer.

David was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago where he met and married his first wife, Patricia. Together they immigrated to Canada in 1967 and soon after started their family. David worked for Transport Canada for several years then spent the remainder of his 40-year career in the airline industry as a Customer Service Manager with Pacific Western Airlines (Kimberley and Campbell River, BC) then a Customer Service Trainer for Bearskin Airlines (Thunder Bay, ON).

David was a member of the Tsusquana Singers in Port Hardy, BC; an original member of the Kimberley Bavarian Society Chamber of Commerce, the Lost Dawg Singers and volunteer fireman in Kimberley, BC.  He was also a member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Thunder Bay, ON. David was blessed to have two great loves in his lifetime. Within a few years of losing Patricia to cancer, he met and married Patty Kinch with whom he shared a love of music. They were the light of each others lives for 18 years and brought out the best in each other in every way.  David’s passions were his family, close friends, music and fishing. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Patty (Victoria, BC), his son Andrew and partner Sherry (Fort McMurray), daughter Kathy and partner Bridget (Victoria BC), stepsons Scott (Thunder Bay, ON) and Jeff (Victoria, BC), daughter-in-law Azure and grandsons Cole and Cooper (Victoria, BC); as well as many important extended family and dear friends who knew and loved him.  He is predeceased by his first wife Patricia, parents Lillian and Felix, brother Peter, and stepson Shawn.

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  1. Anthony Kukula

    To Patty and all David’s family.
    I was deeply saddened to read of Dave’s passing, and wish to offer you my deepest condolences. In the many years I worked at Bearskin Airlines with Dave, he was the nicest gentleman and good friend that I had the pleasure of working with. May he find eternal peace and may God comfort you in this difficult time. I will always cherish the good memories of Dave at Bearskin.
    Sincerely, Anthony Kukula

  2. Marilyn MorrowFawcett

    Dear Patty: My thoughts and prayers are with you dear girl….take care. Great that you have family by your side in BC as in T Bay. Memories that we have of our loved ones are our greatest treasures in life…….

  3. Patty and family.i was sad to read about David. He was a good man. I probably knew both of you before you knew each other,a while ago ! I’m glad to read you live in BC , I was born in Vancouver. Are you online ? if so, have you checked out RBC friends on Facebook? it might keep your mind off things,thinking of you,Brenda

  4. David will always be remembered as “One of the Good Guys”, always smiling, helpful and considerate. This is a very good way to remain in people’s memories. As his Family you already know this but he did make countless friends for being such a fine human,
    Most Sincerely,
    Ken Boshcoff

  5. Willy and Edelean Cole and family

    Our sincerest condolences on David’s passing. We’ll cherish the brief moments we got to spend with David. He was a wonderful man. Extending all our love to Patty and families at this most difficult time. May the good Lord bless you.

  6. leanne fillion

    Patty and Family..I was so saddened when I head of David’s passing. I worked at Bearskin for 16 years and have such fond memories of him. He truly was one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was a wealth of knowledge and I learned so very much from him. Sending all my love to you and the family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. My sincerest condolences to all of the family.
    I had the privilege of working with David at Bearskin Airlines. He truly was one of the kindest and most giving individuals I’ve met. Always positive, smiling and happy. I hope you all find comfort and peace in knowing what a great person he was. He will be sadly missed.

  8. Karen Adourian (Wallace)

    Sincere condolences to all of David’s family
    I worked at Bearskin Airlines and he always brought light into the room with his kind smile and his willingness to give of his time
    Praying for comfort and strength for you at this difficult time

  9. Dear McCarthy family, so sorry to hear of Davids passing. I worked with David in the training dept. of Bearskin Airlines, as the comments have all said he was a lovely man, always a sweet hello and a big smile to start the day.

  10. Lynne and Michael Kapush

    Dear Patty: I cannot express the deep felt sorrow that is within my heart at this time. Michael and I want you to know that you and your family are held close in our hearts. David was one of the kindest men we have met and he will be missed, but remembered fondly. Thinking of you my friend,

  11. Sorry to hear of David’s passing. I knew him and Patricia when they lived in Kimberley and sang with with the Lost Dawg Singers. I used to babysit for them on the evenings they were singing. I haven’t seen him for years and met him a few years ago in Kimberley and we had a nice chat. My deepest sympathies to all his family.

  12. Joanne Martin

    Dear Patty and Family
    We are heartbroken to hear of Dave’s passing. He was such a wonderful man !! We were lucky to have had him in our lives. I know you miss him dearly but I truly believe that he is forever at your side.
    Keeping you all in our prayers
    Love Joanne and Brad Martin
    Thunder Bar/Bearskin Airlines

  13. Tessa D’Aguiar

    Dear McCarthy family
    I only just read of Dave’s passing and we the D’Aguiar family are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our families go back long before either family immigrated to Canada. RIP Dave you are always in our hearts

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