Life Celebrant / Funeral Attendant
David Townsend started with the Pattison Funeral Home in 2011 as a Funeral Attendant. In the summer of that same year, David was certified as a Life Celebrant after completing the Funeral Celebrant Training with the In-Sight Institute. After more than a decade, David has been privileged to have served hundreds of families celebrate the lives of their loved ones and he looks forward to being able to assist others in the future.
David came to the Pattison Funeral Home after retiring as a Staff Sergeant from the Medicine Hat Police Service. During David's 27 years of service to his community, he served in many departments which included Patrols, K-9, Media Relations, School and Community Resource, Recruiting, Criminal Investigations, and spent numerous years as a DARE and EPIC instructor.
David has been a part of local community theatre since 1995 and continues to enjoy time on and off stage in this pursuit. His wife, Nova-Lee keeps him grounded and they enjoy time with their daughter's family which includes a wonderful grandson.