David William Jennings
August 28th 1950 – April 4th 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David William Jennings unexpectedly on Salt Spring Island BC. David was predeceased by his son Michael. He is survived and greatly loved by his 3 children Amanda, Lily (Damien) and Stephen (Jaymee) of Ontario. He adored his grandchild Riley and was always ready to show a picture of her. He will be very sadly missed by his sister Joy Coupland (Alan), nephew Andrew Coupland (Megan) and niece Louise Faulkner (Tony).
David was born in Birkenhead England. He was a trained chef and once cooked for the Queen. He owned and operated an Inn in Wales before moving to Canada in 1976 to join his sister. He was an avid fan of motorcycles and racing. He spent many months at the Isle of Man racing and watching. It was common to find engines and car parts hidden under the kitchen table for David to work on in his spare time. During his time in Ottawa he worked as a chef and manager at several exclusive restaurants, and eventually for the government managing large food establishments. He was always greatly loved by his staff and co-workers, always ready to have a good laugh and help out.
In 2006 he moved to Salt Spring to escape the winters of Ontario. He had several jobs and was fondly know as the British Pie Man to those who enjoyed his delicious cooking. He settled best at Mouats Home Hardware, and was always friendly and ready to help. He enjoyed going to work and his co-workers.
David will be remembered by his family and friends as a positive, happy, friendly and kind person who touched the hearts of many people. There will be no service on Salt Spring by the family. There will be a Celebration of Life in Ontario at a later date.