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Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL

OBITUARY

David Lovewell Christie

May 22, 1950September 4, 2019

David Lovewell Christie was born on May 22, 1950 and passed away on September 4, 2019.

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Philip Crannell

September 19, 2019

What a guy!

I first met David over 7 years ago during the start up of CSMART. After a few meetings in Jupiter he invited me to join his team. My role was as his advisor and program manager for the training center and hotel.

From the beginning it was obvious what a special person David was. He radiated a wonderful mix of charm, humor and quick wit that made every moment with him a pleasure. And of course there was his unforgettable and infectious smile. He was a good listener and ever ready with help if needed.

David had no ego. He liked to refer to himself as a “just a simple sailor”. However his CSMART legacy demonstrates he was so much more. He was an extraordinary visionary and leader who stepped outside the norm and shaped innovative maritime training programs he insured were supported by the best resources. Then he built the teams needed to move the programs forward, motivate it’s leaders and make adjustments along the way to get the job done. David always acted with resolve and was very clear about what he wanted.

But more important to David was his “Tribe” as he referred to his daughters Cameron, Allie and Nicki. He always mentioned them with a really big smile. You could tell he stayed close to them and loved them dearly. He didn’t let too much time go by without organizing a trip with the Tribe. If he knew you had a dog after asking, usually by name about yours, he would give you brief updates on Charlie his East LA rescue dog. David insured that Charlie was well taken care of. AC in his garage for times when he was at work and a doggy door to high end grass for his potty breaks. He took very good care of those close to him.

David your memory and spirit will continue on with us all.

What a guy!

Stan Jamison

September 17, 2019

I sailed with David on numerous occasions, both as Staff Captain and then as his pCaptain, mainly on the various early Princess shops. My memories are legion, too many to detail but I will always remember his interest in all aspects of the job and above all his sense of humour and love of fun .The last time we met was my final voyage on Dawn Princess when I handed over command to him. and I followed his career there after with interest as he rose further up the ladder.
He will be sorely missed, not least by his three daughters who zI have never met but I am sure they will have inherited his love of life and common sense. RIP

Petra Kendall

September 16, 2019

Even with your departure you remain an inspiration - your sense of commitment remained till the end!

May your family proudly continue to carry your legacy - committing to and embracing what life brings.

Petra Kendall
CSMART HR


BRIAN LANGSTON-CARTER

September 16, 2019

It was with great sadness that I learned of David's passing.
We met in the mid-70's when I believe he was First Officer onboard Island Princess. Over the years we became good friends as his seagoing career progressed.
I was delighted when he accepted the invitation to come ashore and assume a leadership role in the Fleet Operations Management team at Princess Cruises in Los Angeles.
He brought his professional experience and knowledge as well as a deep understanding of how ships work, not only the marine, technical and safety elements but also the human aspects. He knew what made a happy ship, for both passengers and crew.
To Cameron, Allie and Nicki. We've never met but your father and I spent many hours traveling together and he would often talk about you. His love and deep pride in you was obvious and always central to his stories.
Please accept my deepest condolences and those of my wife Colleen, who also knew David well.
He was more than a colleague, a professional and a friend. Truly an officer and a gentleman.
He will be missed by so many who respected him for all that he was and all that he achieved.
Bon Voyage David
RIP

David Baker

September 16, 2019

Many a great times with David. Bringing in the year 2000 at your house!!!. You will be missed. DB, Jax, LB and Shelby.

David Baker

September 16, 2019

Many a great times with David. Bringing in the year 2000 at your house!!!. You will be missed. DB, Jax, LB and Shelby.

Bill Truelove

September 16, 2019

It was with profound sadness that all shipmates at CSMART learned of the passing of Commodore David Christie. Recognized as the visionary and one of the ‘driving forces’ behind the creation of CSMART and, more importantly, the fundamental and essential culture change required to ensure that all ships of Carnival Corporation were being operated in the safest manner; David leaves behind a legacy of excellence. His commitment to CSMART was apparent not only in his vision but also in his tireless efforts to see it through to reality. Once established, David remained intently focused on nurturing CSMART to realize its full potential. This was evident in the preparation for grand opening of the new CSMART in 2016 – David had a plan and you had to work very hard to convince the Commodore to change anything in the defined plan; everything needed to be spot on and that showed on the opening day and every day after!

Throughout his 50 year career with Carnival, David’s professionalism, leadership, tenacity and unwavering commitment to his shipmates stand out. Ever present, his love of the sea and untiring efforts to modernize the industry were second only to his love for his amazing three daughters; Cameron, Allie and Nicki. His advocacy, his enthusiasm and his always honest and frank perspective will be missed dearly. On behalf of your entire CSMART family; thank you David, for everything!

Cynthia Guillory Crewdson

September 15, 2019

Thank you, Captain Christie for always coming by our little "haberdasheries" in the shops, From the Star Princess to the Sea Princess it was always an "excellent"experience. May God bless your soul and continue to take care of your family.

Stuart and Lisa Greenfield

September 15, 2019

Stuart and I want you to know how much your Dad meant to us. We both knew your Dad before we met each other. He was such a wonderful friend and so many memories of our times on the ships were with him. He was our Best Man at our wedding and we chose to give our youngest son Stephen the middle name of David after him. Whenever he was in Southampton he would come and visit and our boys looked forward to seeing him because he was so kind to them and so much fun. His greatest joy in his life was the three of you. He was so proud to be your Dad and he loved and cherished you beyond words. We will miss him and please know we are thinking of you and will always remember your Dad.

Stuart and Lisa Greenfield

September 15, 2019

Stuart and I want you to know how much your Dad meant to us. We both knew your Dad before we met each other. He was such a wonderful friend and so many memories of our times on the ships were with him. He was our Best Man at our wedding and we chose to give our youngest son Stephen the middle name of David after him. Whenever he was in Southampton he would come and visit and our boys looked forward to seeing him because he was so kind to them and so much fun. His greatest joy in his life was the three of you. He was so proud to be your Dad and he loved and cherished you beyond words. We will miss him and please know we are thinking of you and will always remember your Dad.

FROM THE FAMILY