David passed away quietly surrounded by family on the morning of March 1st at the Dartmouth General Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
He was born into a humble family in Guelph in 1942, where he was raised by his grandmother Ada.
In 1959 he joined the Navy where he would eventually serve aboard HMCS Bonaventure as a member of 880 Squadron.
In 1972 he graduated from Dalhousie Law School. David became a senior partner at Boyne Clarke and had a long, distinguished career in the law.
David is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn Bright, (Taylor) his sons Michael and Christopher and daughter in law Morgyn MacLeod along with his granddaughters Tegan Bright, and Taylor Heffernan-Bright.
His family loved him dearly and he was devoted to them.
By his request there will be no funeral. His family will hold a private graveside committal.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Joe Paquette | 18-Apr-2023
Sad to see notice of Dave's passing in the Warrior magazine. I knew and flew with Dave in the VS-880 and Bonaventure days and when I returned to the area in '78 I was tickled to see him practicing law. Hard to imagine the fun loving Naval Aircrewman and squadron mate I knew now standing respectably before the judge presenting his arguments.
I newer go over the special feeling whenever David's name appeared in the paper ... Hey, he was one of us!
Godspeed and fair winds Dave. You certainly did it well but you left too early.
David meant a lot to me. We worked closely together for years. We shared many laughs including about you boys and the use of the photocopier. I know how much he loved his family. I will treasure my memories of him. May his memory be a blessing to you.