David John SWITHIN

SWITHIN, David John

Passed away peacefully on February 8, 2006 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital at the age of 94. Predeceased by his wife Margaret in 1991 and son-in-law Morris Lee in 1995 and one sister. He leaves to mourn his passing, one daughter Patricia Lee, sons Peter (Marie) Swithin and Les (Lorraine) Swithin all of Nanaimo. Grandchildren Mike Lee (Tammy) of Vancouver, Darrin (Tara) Lee of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Leanne Frech (Greg) of Nanaimo, Bradley (Jackie) Swithin of Taiwan, Glen (Debbie) Swithin of Nanaimo. Five Great Grandchildren Morgan Frech of Nanaimo, Riley Morris Lee of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Emma Swithin of Taiwan, Amber and Litha Swithin of Nanaimo. David was born in Wales, United Kingdom in 1912 and served in World War II with the R.A.F. and flew planes over Italy. He moved to Canada with his family in 1953. Planes were his passion and he owned a Harvard warplane at the Cassidy Airport. He owned and operated the former bus company Nanaimo Transit. He was also involved in the Order of Masons and many community affairs. Cremation arrangements will be conducted by First Memorial Funeral Service on Townsite Road. In honour of his wishes, there will be no service.


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