David (Dave) Joseph Lunn died peacefully on Saturday August 24th at his home in Sidney BC.
He leaves Elaine, his wife of 62 years, his sons David (Linda), Brian (Nora), Gary (Alexis), Ralph (Vanessa) and his daughter Margaret. Dave was the proud grandfather of sixteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Dave was born to Ruth Harrow Lunn and Leslie Herbert Lunn in Montreal Quebec. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to the Kootenays and settled in Nelson. Upon his graduation from St Joseph’s Academy, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Dave was deployed on the North Atlantic run escorting convoy ships. Following his service in the military, he attended UBC where he received his law degree. After university, he settled once again in the Kootenays and articled in Nelson. At that pivotal time, Dave met Elaine: the love of his life. He married her in 1953. Dave opened a law practice in Trail and resided there for fifteen years. Dave was proud to be a lawyer. In 1965, he was appointed as an administrative judge for the East Kootenay. He and his family moved to Cranbrook and established a summer home at Moyie where they made wonderful friends and lived happily for 35 years. Dave’s career as an administrative judge took him to every corner of the Kootenays until he was 71 years of age.
In 1991 Dave and Elaine retired in Sidney BC. They loved their time there and had opportunities to travel extensively to many parts of the world. Dave had a passion for the outdoors. Dave worked until he was 71 years old. Dave was never sick, he never a broke a bone, and he never missed a day of work. Dave had a wonderful life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave’s memory can be made to Palliative Care or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church on Friday, August 29th at 11:00 AM. 7742, West Saanich Road, Saanichiton BC.