David Gordon Manders was born February 11, 1944 in Halifax, NS to Elspeth and David Manders. He passed away on August 4, 2011 in Courtenay, BC.
Dave is survived by his wife, Tina Manders of Courtenay, BC whom he met at UBC and married in Ocean Falls; his daughters and their families, Johanna Manders and fiancé Mike Carter (Courtenay) and Erika and Darryl Anderson (Nanaimo). His grandchildren, Amanda (9 years old), David (5 years old) and Mark (3 years old) will miss their lessons on fishing, money and politics. Dave was the eldest of six brothers, growing up in Vancouver and then Lytton: Doug & Joan Manders (Victoria), Philip & Bryony Manders (Nanaimo), Terry & Anka Manders, Pat & Janice Manders, Keith & Marnie Manders and Joy Manders (Summerland).
Hampton Court will not be the same without his outgoing and unique personality. Many students remember him from his high school teaching career at North Island Secondary School, Port McNeill. Over the years he has been active in forestry, salt water fishing, district and provincial science fairs, Power Squadron Charter Commander, Chairman of the Hospital Board to ensure a Port McNeill Hospital was built, president of the BC Science Teacher’s Association and a member of the North Island Senior’s Bowling Club. Dave also lived in Sointula and loved the ocean view sunsets.
A celebration of his life will be held on August 13 at 1pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road.
We will miss you, lots of love on your next journey, Dave, Dad, Grampa, Uncle Dave & Mr. Manders.