David George Coupland passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 3, 2003.
Born in Merritt, B.C., on Apr. 17, 1912, George was a newspaper man for much of his life, starting at the Ladysmith Chronicle at age 15, and working his way up through 31 years at the Surrey Leader to retire there as co-publisher in 1977.
George also served 15 years as secretary-treasurer of the BC & Yukon Community Newspaper Association and was given an honourary life membership there for his many years of work.
Survived by his daughter Ann, two grandchildren, Michael and Annemarie, brother John and sister Isa, George will be lovingly remembered by family, friends, and former colleagues.