Dave Machida


David is one of the few people in broadcasting who began and ended a long career at the same Television Station. He joined CBC’s CBXT-TV in Edmonton in December 1969, and retired from there in 1996, having served twenty-seven years as a Level Three TV Maintenance Technician.

Highlights of David’s career include working as technician on mobile units covering parades, golf tournaments, the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton (1978), and many other events.

To David, retirement means continuing to work with his own company. He contracts out, working as an electronic technician, serving the Alberta Provincial Archives and FAVA (Film Arts & Video Machines). He also builds and services electronic appliances for personal clients.

filed 2007

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August 3, 1936 – April 28, 2017

On April 28, 2017, David passed away peacefully. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Curtis (Skylar) and Kevin; granddaughter, Mira; sisters, Sally (Marshall), Julie (Harold), Jean (George); brothers, Norman (Helen) and Howard; numerous nieces and nephews, extended families and friends.

David’s passion in life was electronics: in his work and hobby. For 26 ½ years, he worked for CBC Edmonton and upon retirement, continued work at FAVA (Film and Video Arts) and at the Provincial Archives.

A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Foster & McGarvey (Connelly-McKinley) Edmonton South, 4820 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on May 3, 2017

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