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It is with a deep sadness that the family of David McPherson announces his passing on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at the age of 57.

Left to cherish his memory is a loving family: his wife, Wendy; son, Leyland (Danielle); mother, Patricia McPherson; brothers, Patrick and Mike (Marg); mother-in-law, Marion Ballan; Aunt Belle and Aunt Jackie; Uncle Earl, Uncle Dennis (Tracy) and Uncle Archie; nieces and nephews; and the many, many friends garnered throughout his life.

David was predeceased by his father, Arnold McPherson; and his father-in-law, Ernest Ballan.

David’s life was filled to the brim. Born in 1955, he started his young life by enlisting in the Canadian Forces (Navy).

In 1977, he married the love of his life. Together, he and Wendy soon headed north and shared a journey which lasted 35 years.

David will be remembered across many sectors of government and business: the N.W.T. Housing Corp., McPherson Mortgage Brokerage, and Action View North, as past president of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, and as a strong voice for the N.W.T. as a member of the National Council for the Conservative Party of Canada.

His life story will tell tales of his determination to succeed in all endeavours, be it politics, debates, business, golf, racquet sports, or boating.

David was bigger than life and he loved a challenge.

“You cannot discover new oceans

Unless you have the courage

To lose sight of the shore.”

—Tibetan proverb

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, with Rev. Joey Royal officiating.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated.