Donald Davison

Obituary of Donald P. Davison

DAVISON, Donald Perry "Duck" - 88, of Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2011, in Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building, Halifax. Born in Hantsport on November 18, 1923, he was the son of the late Albert and Marion (Pulsifer) Davison.He attended elementary and junior high school in Hantsport and completed his school education in Yarmouth while residing with his aunt and uncle, Charles and Pauline Eldridge. Upon completion of high school he joined the Armed Forces (Army) and was in the Signal Corp attached to the 5th Division. During the Second World War he served in England, Italy and Continental Europe. Duck received the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding devotion to the aims and objects of the Royal Canadian Legion and a certificate of appreciation as he was a test subject for chemical warfare laboratories in Ottawa. After the war, he returned to Hantsport and was Employed for 20 years as Electrical Superintendent at Minas Basin Pulp and Power. He then transferred to Canadian Keyes Fibre where he was the Plant Electrician for 23 years until ill health forced him to retire. He was an active member of the Hantsport Baptist Church, serving as deacon, building committee, trustee, and on many other committees. He was also active in many community organizations: Hantsport Historical Society, 25 plus year member of Edwards Lodge (Past Noble Grand, Treasurer), Belvedere Encampment No. 5, Windsor, Royal Canadian Legion Lucknow Branch No. 109 (Past President, Treasurer, Charter member of the Building Committee, Benevolent Fund). He was also a member of the Hantsport Elders and Minas Waves. He was the last member of the original Legion Sports Committee which organized the Richard Beazley Memorial 6-Mile Race.He was the devoted and loving husband of Bernita (Ells) for 65 years, adoring father of twin daughters, Wanda (Binnie) Langley and Wenda (Peter) Thompson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Jennifer (Matt) McCalla and Matthew Thompson and his only great-granddaughter, Vivian McCalla, whom Duck just got the privilege to meet. Duck was predeceased by sister, Margaret Cunningham; brother, Laurie "Buss". His love of all children was evident in the many little things he made for them. He was a friend and willing helper to everyone with whom he came in contact and his family and many friends will sadly miss him.Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral and Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 will conduct a tribute service at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011, in Hantsport Baptist Church, (corner of Willow and Main streets) Hantsport, Rev. Daniel Jamer officiating. A private family interment service will be held in Riverbank Cemetery, followed by a reception in the Hantsport Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory of Duck may be made to Hantsport Baptist Church, PO Box 152, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Maritime Regional Office, 1335 Queen St., 401- Graham Hall, Halifax, NS B3J 2H6. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca 
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