Spr David Anthony William Ovans (Ret'd)

    • Spr David Anthony William Ovans (Ret'd),
    • RCE ERII

    We regret to advise of the death of Spr David Anthony William Ovans (Ret'd), suddenly on 13 December 2020 in Chilliwack BC at age 80.

    David was born in Calgary AB and was raised in Sangudo AB. He left home in 1956 at the age of 16 to join the Canadian Armed Forces as a member of the 5th Intake of the Sapper Apprentices at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Camp Chilliwack BC. His seven years of service with the Royal Canadian Engineers included tours with 4 Field Squadron in Germany and 4 Field Squadron in Chilliwack.

    After taking his release from the Canadian Forces, David thrived at several different occupations in Chilliwack including stints at the Safeway on Main Street, the Rosedale Machine Shop, and the Chilliwack Progress.  He left Chilliwack in 1979 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions - first on Salt Spring Island, and then Vancouver Island. David was a real estate agent in Victoria for 15 years. The family returned to Chilliwack to retire.

    No funeral service is planned; however, a celebration of life will follow when appropriate. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Child Find BC, a charity that was special to David. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home