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Spence – David

June 20, 1936 – August 29, 2009

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our cherished husband, father, and grandfather, Dave.

Dave was born in Musselburgh, Scotland in 1936. He met his beloved future wife Dymphna, while at a dance during the Edinburgh festival. Soon after that they fell in love and held a long distance relationship overseas. Dave and Dymphna married in Scotland and later traveled by boat to Canada. Then settled in Calgary where they raised their two children.

Dave had a successful career in sales and was a partner in a sign company for many years until he retired. Integrity was a virtue that Dave took to heart in all of his business and personal relationships.

Dave loved life and treated every moment as a blessing. He took joy in all of life’s simple pleasures and had numerous friends from all walks of life. His strong spirit was something that everyone who met him was truly inspired by. He was a man with an infectious sense of humour, a kind and gentle heart, and above all made everyone feel welcomed.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 44 years, Dymphna, his son Rory, daughter Kirsty (Jocelyn), beloved granddaughter Maggie and the many friends and extended family he touched throughout his 73 years. He is predeceased by his daughter (Tara) and mother and father Margaret and Robert Spence.

At Dave’s request, there will be no formal service. You may Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108,

In living memory of David Spence, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Kirsty,
    I’m very sorry to hear of your dad’s sudden passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Kirsty…please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

    Linda Gadoury
    Finance AC YUL

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  3. Ed and Heather Riach :

    Dear Dymphna and family:
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Dave.
    He was a dear man and a true gentleman. He will be missed…
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Ed and Heather Riach
    (Calgary Burn’s Association)

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  4. jim livingstone :

    With fond memories of a kind and helpful friend and gentleman. Our thanks to Canada, our family, and friends for allowing us to meet again after many years with our love to Dymphna and family at this sad time. With love from Myra and Jim Livingstone Musselburgh, Scotland, and Ewan and Celine Livingstone Calgary

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  5. Heather McKay :

    Dear Dymphna, Kirsty and Rory

    I am so sorry for your loss. The first time I met him was when I worked at the Eaton’s Restaurant many years ago. He was was such a nice gentle man and I enjoyed talking to him and Dymphna when ever they came in.

    -Heather McKay-

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