David M. Vokey, CD
David Vokey was born in 1939 in Glace Bay and joined the RCAF in 1956, serving for 32 years in Ottawa, Whitehorse, Bagotville, Calgary, Trenton, Kingston, Sydney and Summerside.
In Whitehorse Dave moonlighted, establishing a Cleaning Service. In Calgary he was the Area Air Cadet Instructor. In Trenton Dave joined the Boy Scouts movement earning Scouter of the Year Award. At Kingston and Summerside Dave coached and managed minor hockey. At Sydney he was Station PMQ Mayor and RCAC LO for Cape Breton.
Dave owned/operated a business in Summerside and on retirement from the CF bought and operated a grocery/hardware store in Ellerslie. In 1997, he became a Realtor and established a Property Management business.
Dave has served for 31 years with the Royal Canadian Legion including VP & President at the Ellerslie branch, Provincial West Prince Zone Commander and then VP PEI Provincial Command. In 2014 Dave served as VP of the Summerside branch.
In 2003 Dave joined the 200 Wing Summerside and served on the sponsor committee for 53 RCAC Squadron, on the Wing Executive as VP, President and Wing Board of Trustees. He served as VP and is currently President of the Atlantic Group.
Starting in 2006 Dave has served as Vice-Chair and twice as Chair (currently serving) with the Air Cadet League PEI Provincial Committee.
In 1959 Dave married Johanne (Read) of Montreal, PQ. They have four children, twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. In addition, they have extended family members and more than 60 foster children, many who continue to maintain contact.