David Schmidt, July 14, 1950 – November 20, 2023
David George Schmidt was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia and grew up on a farm in the Fraser Valley. He earned a BA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. David was a past president of the BC Farm Writers Association and a past director and president of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation and is editor emeritus of Country Life in BC. He was named BC’s Agriculturist of the Year in 2000 and received the Canadian Farm Writers Federation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
His business provided personal and small business tax services in British Columbia.
David loved duplicate bridge. He joined the ACBL in 1978 and was a Sapphire Life Master. He gave back to the game he enjoyed ― for more than two decades as a board member and treasurer for District 19.
David is remembered by duplicate players throughout the northwest for his intense play, good humor, and willingness to help.