Obituary of Dr. David Amies
After a beautiful day with friends at “the Lake,” David passed suddenly and peacefully on July 29, 2019. At 89 he was loving life, busy with projects, and planning his next visits with children and grandchildren, as well as a ninetieth birthday celebration next spring in Savannah with his sister Gillian. David enjoyed his wood-projects, photography, K-40, cars, single malt, sailing, inventing curious solutions to handyman problems, puttering at the Lake, walking with the Grumpy Old Men...and social activities with friends and family. He was truly in his glory being with his grandkids. Dave was privileged to have fine friends and colleagues in his long history, and he valued the love and friendship of his many relatives among the Knipfels and Hudsons of Saskatchewan, the Browns of Georgia, and the Davisons of Ontario. He was legendary in our family, and somehow it seemed that he would always be here. David was born in Malaysia, raised in England, and trained as a doctor in South Africa. He had fascinating tales of growing up through wartime England, moving to Johannesburg at age 16, and finally landing in Canada where he fell in love with and married Denise. He specialized in Internal Medicine in Edmonton, started a family of four children, and made his permanent home in Moose Jaw, where he felt he could make a difference to health care in his community. David gave much of himself as a physician for over 55 years and was always supported by his loving wife. Those who knew him will remember his patience, calm and caring spirit, and relentless appetite for knowledge. He was energetic to the end, sometimes cheeky, and ever the gentleman. He will be sorely missed and remembered forever. No funeral is being held. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will follow in September. Donations in his memory can be made to either Hunger in Moose Jaw, 269 Stadacona St W, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 1Z4 or Moose Jaw Transition House, Box 1866, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 7N6. In loving memory of David, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website www.wjjonesandson.com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain, Funeral Director.To send flowers to the family of Dr. David Amies, please visit Tribute Store
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