David Robertson Duguid

Duguid, David Robertson

Devoted husband, father and grandfather, died in his home in Chemainus, BC in the company of his loving family on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Born in Bo’ness Scotland in 1922 to Major General David Duguid and Mary Duguid (nee Paris), David attended Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, graduating with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering in 1942. He was commissioned in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and served in Britain, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

After the war David returned to Edinburgh University to complete civil engineering exams. He immigrated to Canada in 1948, and in the early 1950s joined Montreal Engineering Company Ltd. (later Monenco). Much of his career involved construction of hydroelectric projects, both in Canada and overseas.

David met Patricia Garson in Vancouver and they were married in 1972. Their son William was born in 1980 and the family moved to Chemainus when David retired in 1981. The subsequent years were spent as a family man, gardening, boating, and imparting his lifelong passion for fishing to his son. David believed deeply in knowledge, honesty, and human decency.

He loved his family, and will be greatly missed by his wife Patricia, son William, daughter-in-law Faron and granddaughter Marina. David was predeceased by his parents and by his brothers Ian and Prof. James Duguid. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to an Alzheimer’s charity of choice.

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