Robert David "Dave" Landry

17-Sep-1942 - 21-Nov-2021

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Robert David "Dave" Landry

Robert David Landry, age 79 of North End Halifax, passed away peacefully on November 21st, 2021 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII surrounded by loved ones. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Robert Simon Landry and Marion Dehila (Fraughton) Landry of Bright Street, Halifax.

David served in the Artillery, Military Police, and as a drug enforcement officer with Customs Canada.

David was larger than life and one of the funniest and most kind-hearted people you could ever wish to meet. He loved spending time at his cottage with his wife Ethel in St. Peter’s and travelling the world. He created a wonderful loving gathering place for his family and grandchildren to enjoy. He also loved cooking for others and playing music.

He is survived by his second wife Ethel (Owens/Poole) Landry; his children Rob (Mary), Joe (Lori), and Janine (Todd) Verge; his stepchildren Jason and Stephen (Poole); and his grandchildren Hannah, Emma, Madison, Rebecca, Kathryn, Ella, Taylore, Ethan, and Paris; brothers John (Nancy), Joseph (Lynda), Stephen (Anne); sisters Marjorie and Cathy (Paul); his sisters in-law Glenda, Brenda and Eileen; his brother in-law Paul; and many nephews and nieces.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife Susan Kathryn (Quaintance) Landry and his brothers Jimmy and Charlie.

A celebration of life will be held at the Atlantic Funeral Home at 771 Main Street in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Tuesday November 30th, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm followed by a social gathering at the Old Triangle Irish Ale House (An Seanchai Room 2nd Floor) 5136 Prince Street Halifax, Nova Scotia starting at 6:00pm. Proof of double vaccination and valid ID will be required upon entry at both venues.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Souls Harbour (

The family would like to sincerely thank all the health professionals at the QEII Health Sciences Centre for their exceptional job at providing care and comfort to David; the home care workers from continuing care and Home Instead; VON; Dr. Harsh Mishra, and all the visitors, get-well cards, baked goods, kind words, flowers, gift cards, and well wishes from family and friends.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Online condolences may be made by, Dartmouth Chapel

Funeral Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Atlantic Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    30-Nov-2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Posted by Sharon Oatway Don MacLeod | 01-Dec-2021

Joe and Family, We are very sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies to the whole family. David was a lovely person and will be remembered with fondness. Don Macleod and Sharon Oatway

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Posted by Harold & Linda Owens | 01-Dec-2021

Dave will forever be remembered by us all at the camp in St.Peter’s. He and Ethel always made you feel welcome and left a lot of great memories of fun times and great food that he made. Our kids will forever hold onto these great memories of Dave and the memories will be passed on of all the great times. We are sorry we couldn’t make it to his celebration of life as Harold had an appointment he couldn’t miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, condolences to Ethel and all the family. Dave will forever be missed, may he RIP.

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