David deMolitor

March 7, 1917March 10, 2012

deMolitor, David Penny-95, of Dartmouth, passed away on March 10th, 2012 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. Born in Jordan Falls, NS he was the son of the late Fred and Maud (Purney) deMolitor. David was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Military Police. He was a carpenter and worked for Harbour Construction for over 20 years, as well as 20 years with Woodlawn Construction (Amber Construction). He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and loved to travel. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Viola (Shea); daughter Janet (David) Smith, Lake Echo; son Bruce (Mary) and Billy, of Dartmouth; brother, John, East Jordan; grandchildren, Sandra Thornhill, Porter’s Lake, Danny Smith, Bible Hill, Damian Taylor-deMolitor, Jordan Taylor; five great grandchildren, Justin, Benjamin and Madison Thornhill, Riley and Carter Smith. He was predeceased by his siblings, George, Cecil, Billy, Ned, Dot, Evelyn, Mary, Gordon and Sherman. A private graveside service will be held in Lake John Cemetery, Jordan Falls. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


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Mike Smith

March 20, 2012

During my special 56-year friendship with Bill, Mr. deMolitor came to be one of my favourite people. I remember him as hard-working, strong and kind. His sense of humour was special, and I never met him without having lots of laughs. Though we did not see each other often in recent years, his passing still feels kind of like a loss in my own family. To Mrs. deMolitor, Bill, Janet and Bruce -- condolences and love.

Mike and Doreene ,Erin and Ashley Mawhinney

March 19, 2012

We were very sorry to hear about Dave's passing ,We have very fond memories of the wonderfull time as his neighbour on Walker st.We wish Vi and family the best in your time of mourning.

Damian de Molitor

March 15, 2012

I have many fond memories of hunting, fishing, and lobster boils with my grandfather. To this day I use the skills that he taught me, from swinging a hammer to sharpening a blade. I will cherrish these memories forever. He will be missed dearly. Sincerely, Damian

Lorna Stewart (Smith)

March 14, 2012

My deepest sympathies are with you at this very sad and difficult time.

Linda Whitehouse (Smith)

March 14, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.


March 14, 2012

My thoughts are with you (Viola) & your family on the passing of your husband David, my condolences to you all. Bonny (Shea) Manktelow - Vernet's daughter.

March 14, 2012

My thoughts are with you (Viola) & your family on the passing of your husband David, my condolences to you all. Bonny (Shea) Manktelow - Vernet's daughter.

March 14, 2012

Janet and Family
I just want to let you know that I am thinking of you all at this time. It is always hard to loose someone no matter what the age or health. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Stephenson

Mary & Earl Behan

March 14, 2012

Very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great neighbour. He always had a smile and a wave whenever he saw us coming and going. Our sincere sympathy to the DeMolitor family.

Maureen Martin

March 14, 2012

Dear Mrs deMolitor,Billy,Janet,Bruce and your families. I was so sorry to hear of Mr deMolitor's passing. I remember him as a gentle, kind man who was a great neighbor to "us kids." His memory will remain forever in heart. With sincere Sympathy..Maureen Martin(Smith)