ImageDavid is a native of Montréal. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1963 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Signal Corps for three years in Kingston, Ontario, and Calgary, Alberta. When war games and sleeping in tents at minus 40°F stopped being fun, he joined IBM's Datacenter in Calgary.After a few years, he left to operate a series of small businesses in Kamloops, BC, and Edmonton, Alberta. Later, with a large consulting company, he sold and provided management consulting services in Edmonton, the Seattle area, and several states of the USA.

Frances is a native of Victoria, BC. She graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and married David the same year. They have a son, a daughter, and one granddaughter. She worked for several years in a veterinary clinic and then as a nurse in geriatric rehabilitation and assessment.

From 1998 through 2006, Frances & David operated a B&B in a historic farm west of Victoria. They are now retired in Colwood. Frances enjoys gardening while David works on their collector cars. They both enjoy touring in the cars and attending car events.

David first joined Rotary in Kamloops, BC, in 1969 where he served as Treasurer, Secretary, and President. After moving to Edmonton, his new job and young family made attendance difficult so he dropped out of Rotary in 1982. His commitment to Rotary remained strong and he always carried a copy of the Objects of Rotary and The 4-Way Test in his wallet. He re-joined in 1998 in Sooke. He served as Chair of the Auction Committee, Treasurer, and President while with the Sooke Club. He also served on several boards and commissions in the Sooke area. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of West Shore (Victoria). He is a Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor.