Let us give you some undeniable facts about David Love Forslund.
David Edgar Love, also known as, David Edgar Forslund was born on May 30, 1952, in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.
His father, Joseph Herbert Love, was married to Dorine Hamel Love. Joseph past away on December 3, 1961 (see Death Certificate here:Harry Forslund Death Certificate)
Dorine Love remarried Harry Per Forslund. David was about 9 years old when he became David Edgar Forslund. It was common practice in the 1960’s and 1970’s for children from a first marriage to take on the surname of the stepfather if their birth father had past away.
Harry Per Forslund died on October 25, 1977 (see Death Certificate here:Joseph Love Death Certificate). David was 25 when his stepfather passed away, but he kept the Forslund surname.
David also had an older sister Marlene Love, who is deceased.
We called David, Mushhead, because he was constantly stoned and taking all kinds of drugs, he could not control his addiction and he would do anything to get his daily doses.
Between the late 1960’s and mid 1970’s, David committed countless crimes. He exported large quantities of drugs (heroin, etc.) out of Mexico, which he would then sell in Canada. He made numerous trips to Mexico, sometimes via the United States, and back to Canada.
David was caught and sentenced to jail several times for robberies and drug related crimes. William Head Penitentiary and Jordon River Work Camp in Vancouver Island are some of the places David was sentenced to for his crimes.
In 1979, David fled British Columbia from pending charges, but before leaving he struck a deal with the police to snitch on Shannon Murrin for an armed robbery. David planned the robbery and lured Murrin to participate in it. After Murrin’s arrest, in Newfoundland, David returned to British Columbia.
In the early 1990’s David convinced Martin Appleyard to rob a Drug Mart in Sydney, British Columbia with him. They cut a hole in the roof of the building and entered the store, setting the store alarms off. When this happened, David walked to the front door and opened it for the police to get in. Martin took the fall for the break-in. People felt that David had set the young man up. It had been rumored for years that David worked with the Police as a snitch to get out of his own criminal charges by setting up individuals of questionable character for crimes who then got arrested.
In November of 2008, in and around Wilson Creek, British Columbia, David Love was arrested for possession of stolen property, theft, and breaking & entering. David, already in his late 50’s, was still hooked on heroin, was once against caught committing criminal activities (see court document here: David Love 2008 Theft).
David fled British Columbia several times because he feared those he had harmed or sent to prison might retaliate against him. As an informant, David had been responsible for putting away many criminals in order to keep himself out of jail. If you look very closely at David’s history you will realize how he manipulated and hurt people – family, relatives and friends included. The pattern continues to this day.
The First Wife
David met Norma (his first wife) in Powell River when she was a young teenager. By the age of 15, David had Norma hooked onto heavy drugs. Norma and David eventually got married in the early 1970’s.
Norma and David had two children.
However, David was not a peaceful mushhead but he was a very violent one. He used and abused people. He wanted people to live in fear of him, just like the Don in the Godfather. He would beat Norma up – sometimes in front of friends – into obedience if bullying her would not work. One time he beat her so hard that he left her with permanent scars.
In May 1982, David convinced Norma to break into a pharmacy in Sechelt, British Columbia to steal drugs. They broke in, filled large bags with drugs and got away. However, David wanted to go back to steal more drugs and bullied Norma to go with him. On their return to the pharmacy the police were already on the scene and arrested Norma. Later David forced Norma to take the fall for the robbery and leave him out of it.
Right after the robbery in Sechelt, Norma entered a rehab facility and the courts gave her probation. It was then that David began an affair with his second-wife-to-be Christine. David would brag with friends how he convinced Norma that he was broke, yet he was staying in a hotel enjoying Christine’s company.
Meantime, David continued to make use of drugs and committing crimes to support his habit. His relationship with Norma was, to say the least, turbulent and not only because of the drug use but because David was a womanizer having extra marital affairs. They eventually divorced sometime in 1983.
The Second Wife
David married Christine under the Forslund name and divorced her in 1995.
However, the two children he had with Christine go by the name of Love.
David took Hairdressing School while he was in Courtney, British Columbia. Christine was already a qualified hairdresser. David tried to have one of the owners of the Hairdressing School removed from her position (she was suspicious of David) through the governing body, but he was unsuccessful.
Eventually, David and Christine opened a hair Salon called Love’s Hair Studio 2000, located at Lake Trail, Courtney, British Columbia. They operated the salon from 2000 to 2006.
In March 2007, David and Christine moved to Prince George, British Columbia, with their two children, and purchased a home. While living in Prince George, David and his son got into a physical fight landing David in the hospital. Apparently, David got mad at his son for being drunk, but the son lashed out at his father telling him that he was high on drugs and had no right to pass judgment.
In July 2008, David’s house was once again foreclosed on. It is after this period that Christine had enough of her husband and they parted ways.
The name change: from David Forslund to David Love
In the early or mid 1990’s, David got rid of the Forslund surname and switched back to his birth name, David Edgar Love.
He became a realtor working for various real estate companies in Courtney and Campbell River, British Columbia, David had a problem because the Forslund name had a criminal record attached to it and David would not have been able to obtain his realtor license with such a criminal record, hence the name change.
As David Love he was now “clean” and had “no criminal record” if anyone looked him up.
By August 1996, David was so deep into heroin that he proceeded to concoct a scam on his fellow coworkers. David told his colleagues, at Windermere New Castle Realty, that he had Hepatitis C and he needed a special treatment that he could only get at a clinic in Toronto, Ontario.
His colleagues had a fundraiser for him, but when the company found out that David was a heroin addict and he lied about the special treatment for his “Hepatitis C”, they fired him.
Mr. Snider remembered when Art Meyers introduced David Love to him saying he needed a treatment for Hepatitis C and could only get it in Toronto. Mr. Snider agreed to front David the money so David could get his “treatment”. However, the real estate company David was working for went out of business and Snider was never paid back for the money he fronted to David, which was approximately $5,000.
Greg Prenty who put together numerous questionable deals for mortgages that individuals would not normally qualify for, owned Prime Rate Investments. David was good friends with Prenty and they used to party together. Prenty’s wife, Wendy Prenty, is the individual listed on the foreclosure documents as a Respondent along with David and Christine Love.
See Foreclosure documents here:
Order of Foreclosure.
To be continued.