David Ingledew


David Ingledew was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta on July 15, 1940 to Harry and Joyce Ingledew. He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Agriculture in 1964. After graduation he spent a year travelling around the world. He married his best friend and travel companion Lesslie in 1968. David worked several years in the seed industry before starting his company Prairie Seeds in 1981. After retiring in 2002, he continued to keep busy with his hobby farm and his passion for investing. David lost his battle with cancer on December 18, 2015.
David was devoted to his family and extended family, always making an effort to host them as well as visit them in whatever corner of the world he travelled. His other passions were hiking, debating any issue, entertaining and learning about friends, along with his lifelong quest for knowledge.
David is survived by his wife Lesslie; daughter Theresa (Andreas); sons Scott and Jason (Jennifer); and four grandchildren Nicholas, Kimberley, Kathleen, and Robert. He was the eldest brother of Jessie (Brian), Patricia (Bob), and Mary (Kip).
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at the Nisku Recreation Centre (606-18 Ave, Nisku, AB) on Friday January 8, 2016, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
The family is extremely grateful to all of the palliative caregivers for making his last days so comfortable and dignified.

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Everyone at Rainier Seeds – Mike & Barb

Everyone at Rainier Seeds – Mike & Barb Ingham purchased the “Peaceful White Lilies Basket” for the family of David Ingledew.

Mike Ingham

I met Dave around 1985 when he was just getting started with Prairie Seeds. At the time I was early in my career in the seed business a mere 33 years old. Dave was a mentor to me and he was always interested in how I was doing. I remember when Dave invited us to visit Edmonton, we were treated like royalty. In 1992 when Dave was president of the CSTA there was a joint summer meeting that was held at the Coeur d alene resort. I remember that Dave had a penthouse suite and he invited me to come up and probably have a drink, man did I feel like I was special. I figured he had “made it” and I hoped some day I would “make it”. As I reflect now I realize how lucky I was to have Dave as a friend and mentor. I am certain I was not the only one. Dave was a special person who made a difference in my life and he will be missed but never forgotten.

Brian Zwaan

As part of the senior mgmt team that Dave put together in Prairie Seeds I was privileged to work with Dave for 10 years. Prairie Seeds was an exceptional company to work for thanks to Dave’s vision and management style. Thank you Dave. My condolences to Leslie and the children. Your husband and father was a rare man. He will be missed


“Peaceful White Lilies Basket” was purchased for the family of David Ingledew.

jay woosaree

Dave loves sharing his passion of the seed business and reclamation industry. He has been a good friend and always enjoyable to talk to.
He will be dearly missed. God bless.


BrettYoung purchased the “Imagination Blooms” for the family of David Ingledew.

Larry Evanchuk

I first met Dave when he started Prairie Seeds in 1981. I always thought Dave was hard working & very generous man; however above all I was grateful for his friendship. On behalf of the staff of Edson Freight Lines, I wish to offer our condolences to his family. I lost my own father at Christmas nearly 7 years ago. Dave will genuinely be missed by all that knew him.
Larry Evanchuk


Dear Leslie
I am very sorry for your loss. I have known Dave as a member of CASE and enjoyed his enthusiastic participation in exercise and volleyball over the years. He was always ready to be involved in all aspects of club activities and no job was too big or more importantly, too small for him to meet head on.
May you find peace during this difficult time.

Joe De Franceschi

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