David was a great friend and supporter to many people across Canada and the United States. He will be dearly missed by his family: sister Mary Snyder (Mansfield Center, Connecticut), brother William Livingston (Lynchburg, Virginia), nieces and nephews—Kenneth Snyder (London, UK), Douglas Snyder (Belchertown, Massachusetts), Katie Snyder (Denver, Colorado), and Kathi Bold (Baltimore, Maryland), a 98-year old uncle in New Jersey and many cousins scattered across the US. He was predeceased by his parents Orrin and Teresa Livingston.
David designed and thoroughly enjoyed a life of adventure. He developed an early interest in architecture, which he studied at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, and even built an octagonal home for himself in Usk with lumber he had cut himself. From his college days onward he made many cross country trips to explore the land and visit with friends and relatives, much to their delight. The last chapter of his life was spent in Nanaimo where he wholeheartedly pursued his passions: community involvement, volunteering, arts patronage, nature studies, and fruit and nut tree propagation. Hundreds of Nanaimo, Protection Island, and Gabriola Island yards are adorned with the trees and shrubs David grew and gave away.
A celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 12 pm in the auditorium at Bowen Park.