Donald Perry Davison

Male 1923 - 2011  (88 years)


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  • Name Donald Perry Davison 
    Nickname Duck 
    Born 18 Nov 1923  Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 2011  Halifax, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DAVISON, Donald Perry \'Duck\' — 88, of Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Monday, Decem­ber 19, 2011, in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Hantsport on November 18, 1923, he was a 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 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. 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.
    Buried Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3734  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2019 

    Father Albert Davison,   b. 7 Mar 1896, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Marion Gwendolyn Pulsifer,   b. 27 Feb 1903, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1986, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1920  Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bernita Norma Ells,   b. 20 Nov 1924, White Rock, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2013, Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] The Chronicle Herald, 23 Dec 2011.

    2. [S2009] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, Registration Year: 1920 - Book: 3 - Page: 414.