David Francis KOS

DAVID FRANCIS KOS

July 23, 1944 – Feb. 15, 2016

Dave passed away gently at home on Monday, 15 February with his family around him.

Loved and missed deeply by Kay, children Krisi (Ron), Gretchen (Doug), Dylan (Suzanne), grandchildren Takoda, Shae, Sophia, Kiara, great grandson Cedric and brothers, Paul and Phillip.

Dave worked in First Nations Education as a teacher, counsellor, and administrator resulting in life-long friendships in Native Communities as he gained a deeper appreciation of their struggles. He also taught English Literature and English as a Second Language in Canada, United States, Nigeria, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Burma, a rewarding experience with students and teachers, many of whom he maintained regular contact with throughout the years.

We will all miss his pure enthusiasm and passion for life. Every moment spent with his family, every travelling adventure shared with Kay, every tennis game with friends brought him lasting joy. He has lived and loved and we feel privileged to have shared the life of a truly wonderful man.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Reznick, Karen, Community Nurses and Home Support and Len, (what a team) who made it possible for Dave to be at home on the hill – it was so important to him. To our incredible network of friends who brought good coffee, stories, treats and loving support – he needed you and you were there. To David W. for your consistent commitment and friendship. To Krisi, Gretchen, and Dylan, for loving their Dad so completely.

Celebration of life to be held later in the summer sunshine, date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice.

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