Saturday, April 09, 2016

George Cecil David - Death Considered Homicide

 George Cecil David

This report in the Times Colonist tells of a life cut short by a man with two grand children officially, but when nieces and nephews are counted there were over 40 that called him 'Grampa'. That’s not counting all his extended family of the Tla-o-qui-aht, Ditidaht, Hupacasath, Tseshaht, Ahousaht, Kyoquot, Snuneymuxw, Ucluelet and Toquaht.

David was born in Port Alberni in August 1950, the youngest of 14 children. The family moved to Arizona when David was eight years old — “an entirely different world from the rainforests and beaches of Vancouver Island,” Bonnie David said in her eulogy.

George Cecil David was an accomplished artist and master carver — masks, head-dresses, prints, fine jewelry, totem poles and puppets.

“These are in collections all over the world,” Bonnie David said. “His pieces can be found in the collections of King Olaf of Norway, and the city hall of Kobe, Japan.”


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