BOSWORTH, David Richard

May 18, 1944 – July 31, 2022

Bosworth, David Richard passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre on Sunday July 31st, 2022 at the age of 78 years. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 55 years Barbara, son Todd, daughter Kim (Corey), sister Diane (Tony) Sushetski, and brother-in-law David (Jillian) Colville. Dave was extremely blessed to have a large legacy of grandchildren, Lauren (Jeremy), Josh (Jordana), Jack, Bailey, Justin (Taylor), Tyler (Gus), Krysta, Tanner (Tanja), Gared, three beautiful great-grandchildren and a fourth on the way. He was predeceased by his father Herrick, mother Jessie (Betty), brother Brian, father-in-law Wilf and mother-in-law Hilda.
Dave was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, the middle child of Herrick and Jessie Bosworth. At the of age of nine months he travelled across the Atlantic with his mother and sister to join his father in England. The family soon moved back to Canada and settled in Calgary. In 1966, he met Barbara and they were married in 1967.
Dave served as a dedicated firefighter with the Calgary Fire Department for 30 years prior to his retirement as Captain in 1999. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge #23 and served two terms as master. Dave and Barb spent their retirement driving and exploring the Western United States with Palm Desert and the Oregon coast among their favourites. Dave spent his life devoted to his wife and family. He will be lovingly remembered for the time, patience and compassion for everyone that touched his world and passing down the Christmas Irish Whiskey Toast. “For all of those that have come and gone”. Dave, you have joined the club.
Dave and the family would like to send a special message to the team of doctors and nurses in ICU Pod A, in particular, Dr. Chip Doig and Nurse Nanci, you made his final moments for all of us something we will never forget and always cherish.
A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held at the Al Azhar Shrine Temple (5225 – 101st Street NW, Calgary) on Thursday, August 25 from 2:30pm-6pm

Arrangements entrusted to Larry Slywka, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

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  1. On 04/08/2022 at 11:39 am Art Aylesworth Said:

    Dear Barb
    I was sad to hear of Dave’s passing. I have many fond memories of our lifes intermingling over the years through family events and our time togeher at Chinook Stereo. Dave was ever a gentleman who always took the high road. I enjoyed his sense of humour and the genuine interest and empathy he showed to those around him. A very good man all around.
    Heartfelt regards and sympathy to and your entire family from Debbie and I.
    Art Aylesworth

  2. On 06/08/2022 at 2:04 pm Teri Richards Said:

    For those of us who were blessed to be touched by David, I send my heartfelt sympathy. At the same time, a smile comes to my face remembering how David put so much effort into loving his family and friends. Family was very important to David. His efforts at producing an accurate genealogy of my own dear father’s side of the family, through my Grandma K were a treasured gift. Separated by thousands of miles and many decades, David awakened memories and missing pieces of family stories that would have otherwise been lost to me and my children.

  3. On 06/08/2022 at 2:06 pm Teri Hamilton Richards Said:

    For those of us who were blessed to be touched by David, I send my heartfelt sympathy. At the same time, a smile comes to my face remembering how David put so much effort into loving his family and friends. Family was very important to David. His efforts at producing an accurate genealogy of my own dear father’s side of the family, through my Grandma K were a treasured gift. Separated by thousands of miles and many decades, David awakened memories and missing pieces of family stories that would have otherwise been lost to me and my children.

  4. On 06/08/2022 at 2:13 pm Richard Freed Said:

    Sad to hear this news. My condolences to all concerned.

    Richard

  5. On 06/08/2022 at 4:28 pm Garth Cochran Said:

    It has saddened me to hear of the loss of so good a man as Dave. Condolences to all from Frances and I.

    Garth

  6. On 06/08/2022 at 4:29 pm Tarek Hamida Said:

    Sad news! My most heartfelt condolences yo Barb and the family! Dave will be missed dearly!

  7. On 07/08/2022 at 10:33 pm David T. Ingoe Said:

    I was very Sad to hear of the loss of my friend and masonic Bro. David. Over The many years membership in Calgary Lodge We shared warm feelings. To you Barb and the Family my deepest condolences. May God give you peace and Blessings.
    Best wishes

    Dave and Beth Ingoe

  8. On 08/08/2022 at 8:48 am Martin & Jackie Grace Said:

    Dear Barb & Family

    It is with deep sadness that Jackie & I learned about Dave’s untimely passing. We could not have wished for a greater friend, or trusted confidant or indeed a helpful and thoughtful neighbor.
    We shared so many good times together, whether in Calgary or Palm Desert and the road trips we shared are legendary.
    We were so glad to have had the opportunity to chat with Dave some weeks ago, when, of course in typical fashion, Dave was more concerned about us and his family that he was about himself. That unselfishness was part of his DNA and his masonic tradition.
    His considerate and caring character also manifested itself in his hard and diligent work on the condo board and the generous volunteer work he undertook, especially at the Foothills Academy.
    Knowing Dave was an honor and a privilege. It these dark days of sadness, we hope you will all be comforted by all the memories of a life well lived by a great man who will be deeply missed by all.

    Jackie & Martin (Grace)

  9. On 09/08/2022 at 9:01 am JoAnne Said:

    Dear Barb & Family ,
    I was saddened when I heard that Dave had passed , you welcomed me to your
    home when I was visiting out West, Dave & I shared our love for genealogy,
    and could spent hours chatting about it.
    my heartfelt blessing JoAnne & Family

  10. On 10/08/2022 at 9:38 pm Ca;gary Fire Department Pensioners Association Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Barb and the Bosworth Family on the passing of “Brother” Dave. He was a
    dedicated and well liked member of the department and a supporter of the Pensioners Association.

  11. On 11/08/2022 at 1:07 am Murray & Joyce Castle Said:

    Condolences to Barb and family. We will always remember Dave with deep respect and appreciation ⁷for his work with Foothills Academy.

  12. On 11/08/2022 at 4:09 pm Paul Cameron Said:

    Dear Barb and family. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I always think of your family as part of our extended family as you were such a part of our lives as I grew up. Dave encouraged me to peruse a career with the CFD and supported me all the way through the process. If it were not for him I would have missed out on a very rewarding career. I also think back fondly of all our time together helping out at Foothills Academy and of his presence at family functions. He will be deeply missed.

    Love Paul and Lisette

  13. On 16/08/2022 at 10:22 am Ron Deitz Said:

    Barb, Kim, and Todd:
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I wasn’t aware that he had been having problems.
    I will always remember the great friendships we had as neighbours when we moved to Silver Ridge Drive. The minute we moved in…in fact we werent’ even moved in yet, there was Barb sitting on the front steps with coffee pot in hand ! The friendship went on for many years, going back and forth between houses, I helped Dave develop your basement, and he helped me with mine.
    Our kids were together all the time.
    Of course, after we moved away we didn’t see much of each other, but kept in contact directly or through friends.
    I was so happy to see you two show up for Bev’s memorial service. Friendly faces from so many years back.
    Funny how friendships forged in our early years carry on until the end. Those were the good times.
    My heart goes out to you all, having recently been through it, I know what you are going through, and will go through in the years to come. But you have friends to lean on, and to comfort you. That helps in so many ways.
    Once again, my most sincere condolences…I will see you for sure on Thursday.
    Warmest regards,
    Ron Deitz

  14. On 25/08/2022 at 1:29 pm Jaime Wong Said:

    Dear Barb, Todd & Kim, W. Bro. Dave was instrumental in shaping my Masonic career path. He always preached that family and work came first. I shall miss him. May St. Peter be waiting for him with open arms. Farewell my Brother!