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David Norris Springer


Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, RCN / C.A.F. (Navy)


Captain, C.A.F.


Born: 04 Sep 1937


Died: 03 Aug 2022, Ottawa, Ontario


SPRINGER, David Norris - of Ottawa, Ontario suddenly passed away peacefully at 84 years of age on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the Montfort Hospital.


Devoted husband for 61 years to Anita (Brown) Springer. Beloved father of David Springer and Anne (Springer) Pepperdine. The best father-in-law to Barb Kennedy and Terry Pepperdine. Most loving and caring Grandpa/Papa. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kyra, Kyle and Jordan Springer and Nicholas and Sarah Pepperdine. Predeceased by two sisters, Dale Anderson and Judy Slingerland. Dave was born in St. Catharines, Ontario to the late Howard and Olive (High) Springer.


Dave joined the Royal Canadian Navy on August 8, 1955 just shy of his 18th birthday. He was a southern Ontario boy who always wanted to join the navy. He loved his time at sea serving on the HMCS Resolute, Stadacona, Shearwater, Bonaventure, Fraser, Annapolis and Assiniboine. Dave served in various roles in the Canadian Armed Forces, achieving the rank of CWO while posted in CFB Trenton until finally taking his commission to Captain before retiring from the Forces in Ottawa in June of 1984. He continued to work for the Department of National Defense in the Civil Service until his retirement at the age of 73.


His memory will be forever treasured by his family, who give thanks for his patience, dry humour, wisdom, and everlasting love. Always a kind and gentle man.


Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Beechwood Funeral Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa.


Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Beechwood Cemetery on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 11-1pm followed by the memorial service. The interment will be on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1 pm also at Beechwood Cemetery.


Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Society


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