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David Andre Boisvert, 1949 – 2016

David Andre Boisvert, 66 years of age, beloved husband of Deanna (LaJambe) and uncle of Brooke passed away August 9, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.

David was born November 5, 1949 near Somerset Manitoba. Predeceased by parents Albert and Denise (Labossiere), David also leaves to mourn four younger brothers Richard (Dorothy), Phillipe, Robert and Edgar, sisters-in law Lorette (Tony) George, Veronica LaJambe, Theresa LaJambe and brother-in-law Derek (Heather) LaJambe.

David followed his passion for politics after graduating with a B.A. Honours (Political Science), University of Alberta (1971), Edmonton, Alberta. After serving a short time as a policy analyst under the government of Peter Lougheed David decided to move east.

David was fully bilingual and held different positions with the Federal government. In 1983 David returned to Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario to lecture while he worked to complete and publish his thesis paper “Aboriginal Constitutional Negotiations”

David worked primarily with the Metis of Canada including the Metis National Council, The Manitoba Metis Federation, and most recently with the Metis Nation of Alberta and the Rupertsland Institute.

David was known best professionally for his superior negotiation skills, written communication and a remarkable ability to bring meaning to statistical data.

As a person David will be best remembered for his generosity and infinite capacity to love. He loved and took exceptionally good care of three dogs (Nanook, Atim and Chinook) as well as countless cats, fish and one gerbil.

In lieu of flowers, and in memory of David, please consider a donation to his niece Brooke’s education fund:

Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Friday August 12, 2016 at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street, interment at Brookside Cemetery.

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched; they are felt with the heart.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince