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Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

David Scallion

October 5, 1941July 17, 2020

SCALLION, David Frederick – 78, of Halifax, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, He was the son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Rolfe) Scallion. He will be dearly missed by daughters; Kelly and Lisa (Rich) Billard, and his son David Boymook. He was predeceased by his beautiful wife Nancy. David lived a fulfilling life as a loving husband, father and friend. He began his 32-year career as a Captain with the Air Force when he was 19 years old. During his service, he was a navigator for the Argus aircraft, and an instructor which included teaching survival school for summer/winter bush, sea, and arctic survival. He kept busy in retirement with hobbies (golfing, bowling, and watching the world go by at the family cottage). David made cherished friends through his work, his wife’s nursing class, golfing, bowling, his neighbors at the cottage, and more. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Thank you for the love and laughs Dad/Dave, we will carry you in our hearts with a smile forever. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the NSPCA, or Hope for Wildlife.

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Gail and Bob Moffatt

July 27, 2020

Dave and I were bachelor officers in Greenwood when we met our future wives at a Bachelor Officers' Party. Gail and Nancy were in the same Nursing Class in Dartmouth. That was 50+ years ago. We have remained friends ever since. These last couple of years took an awful toll on Dave with his failing health. He is now at rest with his beautiful Nancy. Kelly and Lisa - your dad was one of a kind - crazy funny and the best buddy anyone could ask for. We will remember him always.
Gail and Bob

Patricia Murphy

July 27, 2020

David and his wife Nancy bought our condominium unit in Convoy Estates back in 1995. We found them to be delightful people who really seemed to love the condo that we had lived happily in for 15 years. We were moving to the Valley and enjoyed hearing about their time in Greenwood. I am so sorry to hear of their passings and hope that they enjoyed living in Convoy Estates. I too lost my husband back in 2004 and can relate to how David must have felt losing Nancy. Sincere sympathy to the family.

Jan Malcolm

July 27, 2020

My wife Lisa and I offer you our condolences for your loss.
Dave was a great guy to golf with and I enjoyed his sense of humor and stories of his flying career. He often joined my foursome on golf course last minute from his cottage. He would drive the ball straight down the fairway then turn and ask where did that go Jan?
I will miss him a lot.

Bruce Lewis

July 26, 2020

I met Dave and Nancy on my Argus MOAT in 1977. A great couple and friends during my time on the Argus and later at Shearwater. There are so many stories of Dave arising from his sense of humour. As PMC at Shearwater overseeing a mixed mess dinner, Dave arrange for a special meal to be piped in for him and his mates. I must admit his surf and turf were not on the menu for the rest of us! A great guy, who will be missed by all of us.

Annette Parker Smith

July 26, 2020

Kelly and Lisa,
The years have come and gone, but we still remember the Scallion family who lived across from the Parker farm in South Farmington. My folks certainly enjoyed visits from your parents over the years. So sorry to hear about Dad and may he be at peace with your Mom by his side. Sending sincere sympathy to you.
Gerald, Verna, Annette, Valerie and Heather Parker

Bruce Lewis

July 26, 2020

I met Dave and Nancy when I was on my Argus MOAT in 1977. A great couple who became friends during my time on the Argus and later on at Shearwater. There are so many great stories of Dave arising from his sense of humour. As PMC at Shearwater, overseeing a mixed mess dinner, Dave arranged for a special meal to be piped in for him and his mates. I must admit his surf and turf dinner was not on the menu for the rest of us! Dave was an amazing man, who will be sorely missed by us all.

Bob & Anna Blundell

July 25, 2020

So sorry Kelly and Lisa, we will definitely miss our talks with your father, we always enjoyed his humour. We have known your father for many years and have always kept in touch with him, he has been a good friend over many years, we know you will miss him.

Dennis Gates

July 25, 2020

Please accept our condolences on Dave's passing. We were frequently in conversation with Dave at Oakfield Golf Club over the last several years. However Dave and I went to College St. school, St. Francis school and St. Patricks High school together. Then we went our separate ways, until we met again at Oakfield. So our friendship went from 1947 until the present.
We always had time for one another and shared many laughs.

Dennis & Lorraine Gates

John Murphy

July 25, 2020

I have been chuckling to myself remembering some of the treasured times in the 1960s with Dave. I pass on my sincere condolences to his family for their loss. May he rest in peace.

Rodger Sorsdahl

July 25, 2020

Dave, what a guy. Worked with him in Base Ops Shearwater. Nothing but fond memories of him. Never knew what was coming next, and could not wait for that. Infectious laugh, made everyones day. Nothing but fond memories. My deepest condolences to Dave's family. I will always remember him. RIP old buddy

FROM THE FAMILY

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