Peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 24, 2021 of Bayfield and formerly of Exeter at the age of 73. Cherished husband of Helen (Kravacek) Bieman for over 51 years. Loving father of Adam and Lisa Bieman of Blyth, Erin Bieman-Ward and Aaron Ward of Newfoundland. Dear grandfather of Virginia, Liam, and Aiden. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Cherie and Sauli Ahvenniemi, and Vera and Larry Claeys. Predeceased by his parents Grace and Jack Bieman, a granddaughter Zoë, and brother-in-law Milo Kravacek.
Dave enjoyed many interests but his passions centered around love for God and family, being on the water, ongoing learning and sharing his knowledge through teaching.
He was a teacher and media coordinator with the Huron, then the amalgamated Avon-Maitland school board. He enthusiastically met the challenge of introducing computer technology to the schools and school libraries.
Once retired, he merged skills and passion becoming very active with creating and teaching boating courses with both the Goderich District and the National level of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. Whether paddling, sailing or power boating, he loved being on the water, both locally and internationally. Many wonderful family memories live on because of Dave’s generous sharing of his time on the water.
His motto, “retired but not too tired” led to volunteer service as well at Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Bayfield Agricultural Society and in recent years at The Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Dave’s life will be held in the future when family and friends are able to gather and share love, support and hugs.
Donations to the Huron County Food Distribution Centre would be appreciated by the family.