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Lieu de naissance : Salmon Arm, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de naissance : 3 mai 1923

Lieu de décès : Kamloops, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de décès : 29 décembre 2013

With sadness, we announce the passing of a wonderful, loving man, who met everyone on his path with acceptance, humour and kindness.

He was a devoted husband to Mary (nee Oldham) deceased, a loving father to Richard (Joannie), Allan (Erin) and Helen Bowman (Brian); a proud grandfather to Ryan Deneault, Rachelle Best, Kurt Deneault, Isabelle Askew, Henry Askew, and James Askew; a doting great- grandfather to Hailey Deneault, Lauren Best, and Aliyah Deneault.

David was born in Salmon Arm one of eight children. He began working in the family business, Salmon Arm Meat and Produce later to become Askew's Foods, as a young boy and worked full time in the business at age fifteen. Dad recalled cutting ice from Shuswap Lake for summer storage of food and delivering meat by horse and wagon and bicycle. He was a wonderful role model teaching honesty, respect and reliability. David later opened his own family business, The Shamrock Meat Market in Kamloops in the early 1950's at 310 Victoria Street. David and Mary are fondly remembered for their generosity to families in need. Following The Shamrock, David operated the Plaza Hotel in Kamloops in the late1960's and early '70's. Later he continued in the hotel business with his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joannie Askew in Hope, Logan Lake and Castlegar. He worked well into his 70's, enjoying his customers and supporting the family business.

He loved to fish, prospect, curl, lawn bowl and sing. But his love of family was paramount. "For the family" was one of his constant refrains.

David is predeceased by brothers Lloyd and Donald Askew; sisters Margery Gerard, Marion Matychuck, and Winifred Litzenberger; he leaves sister Doreen English and brother Gordon Askew (June).

His final year was spent in Riverbend and Gemstone Manors, Kamloops. We have to say that Angels are alive and well in Brocklehurst in the many hands that cared for him, including his wonderful doctor Dr. Tracey Smillie. Thank you to you all.

Dad will be missed but his legacy of love of family, good cheer, gratitude, hard work and generosity will live on in those who loved him.

Graveside service to be held at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. to be followed at 12:30 p.m. with a tea at Gemstone Manor (3rd Floor Lounge).

Celebration of life to follow in the spring.



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