Brother David, originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, spent his formative years in Vancouver before embarking on a new chapter in his life. In 1973, he left his hometown behind and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), dedicating an impressive 38 years to the organization. On November 6, 1976, David exchanged vows with his beloved wife, Connie, in a joyous ceremony at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Their union was blessed with twins, Ryan and Eran, who entered the world on March 30, 1978 and has since been blessed with 6 grandchildren.
Throughout his career with the RCMP, David and his family experienced the adventure of relocating to various remote and occasionally isolated communities. In each new setting, the church played a crucial role, providing stability and support for his family. Actively engaged in the parish life, David became a member of the Catholic Church on Easter of 1986. In addition, he joined the esteemed Knights of Columbus on January 16, 2000, at Archbishop MacDonald Council #6083, within the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. He has since attained the 4th Degree and is a member of “Our Lady of Guadalupe Assembly” #3045. Displaying his commitment, David has held positions such as Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, and Trustee within the organization. Moreover, he served on the Parish Pastoral Committee at OLPH and previously served as its President. Since 2017, David has fulfilled the role of District Deputy 19.
Brother David's active involvement extends beyond his religious affiliations. He has made meaningful contributions to the community of Sherwood Park, serving on both the Bosco Foundation Board and the Friends of Pioneer Board of Directors. The latter organization is dedicated to providing affordable housing in Sherwood Park. Additionally, David is an engaged member of the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park, dedicating his time to various fundraising events. He has assumed the responsibility of both working on and chairing these events and is a staunch advocate for the Joint Strathcona Service Clubs Initiative, demonstrating his commitment to fostering collaboration among service organizations.