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Born 22 February 1920 at Sinclair MB, died 20 July 2012 at Victoria Hospice, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria. LL.B., LL.D. (Carleton, Manitoba, Winnipeg), Order of Canada, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal; Rhodes Scholar, prisoner of war at Hong Kong (1941-45), Deputy Minister of Defence Production and Industry, president of the Air Industries Association of Canada, founding president of Telesat Canada, member of the Canadian Telecommunications Hall of Fame and many community and corporate boards, recipient of the John H. Chapman Award for contributions to Canada's space program. David was devoted to his family, his people and his country, wise, loyal, generous and an inexhaustible supply of stories. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Sari and his granddaughter Katie Rose, survived by his wife of 65 years, Molly, sons Mark (JoAnne) and Peter (Charlotte), grandchildren Julia, Darcy and Max, siblings Don, Esther Carr and Frances Miles, many nieces and nephews
and a rich legacy of memories and achievements. The family thanks Dr Stephen Starr, Victoria Hospice and the staff of Sunrise Senior Living. No long goodbyes, Dad. Rest easy.
(From the Globe and Mail - 24 July 2012)