David Alexander “Haggis” WARNER

David Alexander Warner

AKA “Haggis”


It is with great sadness that we announce David passed away peacefully on November 5, 2008.

David was born on January 1, 1950 in Glasgow, Scotland and as a boy rang the church bells every Sunday morning and attended Bible Class every Sunday afternoon. He was a Life Boy before moving up to become a member of the Boys Brigade. In 1964 David was chosen to receive the Queen’s Badge, the highest honour in the Boys Brigade, however, his family moved to Campbell River before the annual ceremony could take place. Once in Campbell River David joined the Sea Cadets, followed by the Legion Pipe Band as a side drummer and later becoming a member of the local Van Club. Although David insisted he would never make 5 years, he spent 40 years working at Elk Falls Mill, first as a Steam Engineer, then as a Journeyman Pipefitter. David was a devoted father to Adam and Shelby and was involved in their activities as a Soccer and Baseball Coach, Scout Leader and Council Member of Air Cadets and Job’s Daughters Bethel 29. He was a Volunteer Firefighter for many years and joined the members of Discovery Lodge #149 Masons. David enjoyed many activities over the years including boating, water and snow skiing, curling, golfing, camping and kayaking, along with cheering on his favourite football teams, the BC Lions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Glasgow Rangers.

David is predeceased by his father, David Warner Sr, and he will be remembered with love by his mother, Isabel, his sister, Karen, his brother-in-law, Lorne, his children, Adam and Shelby, his “big brother” in Scotland, Benny (Grace) and family, along with many other family members, friends and co-workers.

A Celebration of Life will be held for David on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 7pm at the Masonic Hall, 2705 North Island Highway

(beside Strathcona Toyota).

In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or

the BC Children’s Hospital.

Mizpah –

May the Lord watch between me and thee,

while we are absent one from another.