David J. McCourt died peacefully at his home in Summerland on February 17, 2010. Predeceased by his parents, a brother and three sisters, Mr. McCourt is lovingly remembered by his wife Kathryn, sister Gertie, brother John (Kathy), nieces and nephews and many friends.
Born and raised in Kingston, ON, Mr. McCourt spent sixteen years working in radio and television production before moving to Armstrong where he raised asparagus and beef cattle. Mr. McCourt served on Spallumcheen council for four years. He was a founding member of the B.C. Asparagus Growers Association, the Armstrong Jaycees and Asparagus Theatre Company. For ten years, he wrote a “Farm Talk” column for the Armstrong Advertiser, where he worked part time.
After leaving the Armstrong area, the McCourts lived in Victoria, Penticton and Summerland, where they operated the Summerland Flower Shop from 1993 to 2004. Mr. McCourt continued his involvement in community theatre and was active in community policing programs and heritage conservation. The family offers heartfelt thanks to the Summerland Paramedics for their care and assistance over the past four years and to the special friends who volunteered their time. A celebration of Mr. McCourt’s life will be held soon.