Yule, David Mark

YULE wNovember 13, 1965 – January 09, 2015
At the age of 49 years

Celebration of Life 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17 Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre, Blind Bay B.C.

David Yule was an incredibly good, genuine man who worked hard and played hard but above all else loved his wife and kids with everything he had. He was a family man and a devoted friend; a man you could count on, no matter what.

David was born on November 13, 1965 in Calgary, AB. In his younger years, he spent time in Mossleigh and Gleichen on the family farm – these were cherished times as David loved being a farm boy. He attended SAIT and became a Heavy Duty Mechanic but his drive and determination led to more than just pulling wrenches. Before long he was self-employed, working hard with Barb to build their business in Calgary. They were a remarkable team in every way imaginable. In the late 90’s, David had an opportunity to take his skills overseas to work and they decided as a family to make it happen. It was the best of both worlds for David – he could work for several weeks non-stop which he loved, then was home for several weeks to focus entirely on his home, his family and his friends. David always loved the Shuswap – he and Barb brought the kids for vacation each summer until they finally decided to make it their home in 2005. They quickly settled into the community and developed friendships that have endured. For the past 10 years.

David worked in Russia as Maintenance Manager for the Russian Federation at Trican Well Service Ltd. When David was home, he took advantage of all the area had to offer – sledding in the winter and being out in his beloved Tige on the lake in the summer (God help you if you wore your shoes or ate on his boat).

On his last day with us, David was up in the mountains at his favourite sledding spot at Owl’s Head in Sicamous with his best friends. In his own words, “I moved to the Shuswap several years ago – what more can I say – I am living the dream.”

David is survived by his loving wife Barb, his daughter Sara and his son Jacob. David also loved his community so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s memory to: Shuswap Volunteer Fire Department, Box 95, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0.


  1. Hi Barb
    So sorry to hear of this news just now. Was watching the Calg football game and saw the referee Yule. He looks so much like Dave so triggered me to google Yule at Blind Bay.
    What a shock.
    Hope you and kids are doing ok.
    I coached Dave in hockey many years ago with Harold.
    I worked in apprenticeship so we kept in touch until you moved to BC.
    RIP buddy.

  2. Barb, Sara and Jacob. We are so very saddened to hear of your husband and dad’s passing. Such an unfair tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Barb, I am so ver sorry about your loss. I have been thinking of you this whole time and am sending my sincerest condolences.

  4. Dear Barb, Sara & Jacob: Such sad news to hear of your hubby’s accident. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the memories you have bring joy to your heart when you recall the good times. May God comfort you and keep His loving arms around you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Maxine Dale

  5. Dearest Barb, Sarah and Jacob. We, as a family send you our deepest condolences to your family on Dave’s passing. We are all very saddened to have heard the news. RIP Dave.

  6. So very sorry to here of Dave’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. May you rest in peace Dave.

  7. So sorry to here of Dave’s passing. Haven’t seen Dave for a few years, but my memories growing up with him are still very vivid in my mind, will always remember all the good times. Condolences to Barb and all of the Yule family. Rest in peace Dave.

  8. No words to express my sadness Barb. You and the whole family have been faithfully in my prayers. Love Karen

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