David "Dave" Wayne Wiswell

5/14/1958 - 1/10/2019

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David "Dave" Wayne Wiswell


Wiswell, David Wayne, age 60, of Lawrencetown

It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved David “Dave” Wiswell passed away peacefully January 10th 2019, at home surrounded by family. 


Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Carlton Wiswell and the late Freda Wiswell. 


Dave was the life at every gathering; he loved people and thrived on making them laugh. His greatest passion was being a friend, brother, husband, father and especially "Poppy". He loved going to the gym, doing renovations and keeping busy. He was a true Toronto Maple Leafs fan and never missed a game.
Dave worked for the Canadian Coast Guard for over 30 years.


Survived by his wife Debbie; daughters Amanda (Tim) Bona, Jessica (Bradley) Devison; sons Justin Wiswell, Kyle Devison; sisters Betty (Rocky) Fitzgerald, Evie (Harvey) Ross; brothers Gordon Wiswell, Richard Wiswell; grandchildren Dillan, Hayley, Ashton, Lucas, Clara, Charlie and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by daughter Ashly Wiswell, brother William (Billy) Wiswell and sister Diane Richard; sister in law Margaret Wiswell. 


Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday January 15th in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. The Funeral service will take place at 5pm on Wednesday January 16th in the Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth Chapel, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IWK Children's Hospital Foundation.


Special thanks to Dave’s Oncologist, Dr Morzycki and nurse Susanna; to the staff at Palliative care, especially Dr. Corsten and nurse Shannon and to the VON.



Funeral Details

  • Memorial Visitation

    Atlantic Funeral Home

    Event Times

    1/15/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    1/15/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Memorial Service

    Atlantic Funeral Home

    Event Times

    1/16/2019 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Reception

    Atlantic Funeral Home

    Event Times

    1/16/2019 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

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Posted by Marc Rothwell | 1/15/2019

Dave and I were shipmates on the CCGS Earl Grey. He was always in a good mood and loved to share a laugh or two. He will be missed by his many friends and shipmates who are and were in the Coast Guard fleet. I’m sure he has found a nice, quiet harbour to drop his anchor. He can now relax and enjoy the sunset. Truly a rest well deserved. My thoughts are with his family during this time. Rest In Peace my friend.

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Posted by Brittany O'Brien | 1/15/2019

Justin - I'm so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time. - Brenda

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