David Turvey was born in Toronto and grew up in Ontario. He has a B. A. in Fine Art from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in London, ON. He served as a Librarian in the Public Library, Sydney, Nova Scotia; then manager of the Anglican Bookstore in Halifax. Over the years, he also worked as a small-hold farmer, boat builder, and grounds/facility technician.
His theological studies were at Regent College in Vancouver (Dip. CS) and an M. Div. completed at Wycliffe College, Toronto. Following ordination, Rev. Turvey served as Curate in Hudson, Quebec and Rector at Quill View Parish, Saskatchewan (1993-2000). During his term at St. John’s Minster (2000 - 2007) he was involved in the Centennial celebrations of Lloydminster and St. John’s Minster. One of the highlights was hosting a General Synod for the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land when no fewer than 13 Bishops worshipped together in the Minster that Rev. Lloyd had begun a century earlier.
Since his early retirement, David and his wife Jane have lived in Calgary where they are near their daughter, son-in-law, and 4 grand-children. He has returned to his painting, is involved with a couple of artist groups, helps out at the local church, and does some gardening.