David Davis

December 10, 1943 to June 6, 2017


In Memory Of

David John Davis

December 10, 1943 – June 6, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Glenbrook Lodge, age 73.

Predeceased by parents Marjorie and John Davis, and infant brother Bobby. Leaving to mourn his uncle Harold and many cousins and extended family. Special thanks to the friends and family members who supported him in his illness, as well as the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Clare’s Hospital and Glenbrook Lodge.

Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home Thursday June 8, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., followed by a committal service for family at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road Friday June 9 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in David’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.



7-9 p.m. on June 8, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Graveside Service

1:00pm, Friday June 9th

Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


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I met David when he was in London, attending an MSc. course at University College (1989). He was a good colleague and intelligent student, not pushy but anxious to pursue any information that might apply to the care of archives in Newfoundland. We kept up afterwards with letters in Christmas cards. I was so sorry to find, from this site, that he had passed away.

I am so sorry to hear of cousin David’s passing. He will be remembered with fondness and admiration. His professional contributions to the preservation and accessibility of Newfoundland history are a unique legacy. that was a source of deserved pride for his mother and us all.

I am so so sorry to hear of cousin David’s death. We were out of province for the last month and unaware of his death. I have many fond memories of David, Aunt Marge and Uncle Jack in Corner Brook and Harbour Grace. A gentle soul who loved history.

I met David when I began work as a volunteer at the Sports Archives in the Colonial Building. He was always very supportive of our efforts and we appreciated his advice and wise council. Following his retirement we did see each other often but when we did there was always lively conversation and lots of laughter. The heritage community will miss him.

Sorry to hear of David’s passing. He exemplified how many Harbour Gracians made tangible contributions to Newfoundland heritage. Although a little older than me, we shared many common interests in our town and province. His mother, an inspiration for me, was very proud of David. His memory is forever etched in the Nfld Archives.
Graham Sheppard
Cornwall ON

Very sorry to hear of David’s passing. I did not work with him during his archival carer but as the current Provincial Archivist and Director of the Provincial Archives, I am very familiar with his legacy and the work he did to build and preserve the Province’s documentary heritage. I was unable to make it to pay my respects as I am attending the annual conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists in Ottawa, ON – where news of his passing was respectfully commemorated by many who knew him. On behalf of all the staff at the Provincial Archives and The Rooms Corporation, please accept our sincere condolences.

as others, I too was shocked and saddened to hear of David’s passing. my mom and his mom were good friends . Over recent years , I had many nice chats with David when I was home. my sympathies to family .. Dianne Lee

So sorry to hear that David has passed away. we all went to school together & he was so quiet. God bless.

Angela (Coady) Doyle

I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I haven’t seen him in a long time and did not know that he was ill. His Mother and my Mother were lifelong friends in Hr.Grace My sincere sympathy to all of his family.

To David’s family , we were very shocked to here of his passing . Please accept our deepest sympathy .
John and linda payne
Hr. Grace.

Shocked to hear of David’s passing, did not know he was ill. Have fond memories of chatting with him in Harbour Grace, also his mother Marjorie.

Our sincere sympathy and condolences on the passing of David! Lal and Sylvia Parsons London, Ontario

i can remember david visiting his mother often when she was at the interfaith. he was a wonderful soon. after lossing mother davis, david became a friend and wonderful company to fred. very sweet gentle man.. rest easy!

I met David at the Family History Society Office and found him to be a font of information. Condolences to the family.

Please accept our sincere condolences on David’s passing.

I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I worked for David for fifteen years as his secretary at the Provincial Archives. He was a very good boss and treated me as a colleague. I had heard he was sick but didn’t realize just how sick he was, and I’m sorry I didn’t get to visit him. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the visitation but my thoughts are with the family at this time. With sincere sympathy.

Judy Dawe