Dave Degenstien, the publisher of the Last Mountain Times, passed away earlier this month at his residence in Govan, SK. He was 69 years old.
During his years in Regina, David was extensively involved in community activities, including as a founding member of the Regina Photo Club where he won numerous awards for his photography. For several years in the mid 1980’s David continued to work part time for CKCK Radio, reading news on evenings and weekends for several shifts per month. He also enjoyed doing yard work in their large perennial gardens, carpentry work in the house, and tinkering with cars and other mechanical projects (he rarely, if ever, had parts left over!). He earned qualification as a part time insurance and financial services advisor, developing and serving a client base over the more than 30 years he worked in that business.
David took early retirement in the fall of 2003, at the age of 53, and in October, 2006 bought an acreage in the town of Govan, north of Regina. After selling their Regina home, David and Linda moved to their new home in Govan in February, 2007. Bored with semi-retirement, David began working part time as the assistant editor of Last Mountain Times weekly newspaper in June, 2007. In November, 2011, David and Linda bought the newspaper business, and along with family members, operated it successfully until his passing. David will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humour, as a hard worker, and as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
A Family Gathering will be held at Battleford Cemetery, Battleford, Saskatchewan in the summer of 2020. For online condolences, tributes or memorial donations please visit http://www.fotheringham-