Obituary of David Charles SPENCE

December 21, 1937 - Hamilton, Ontario
June 7, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta

David Charles Spence, beloved husband of Doreen Spence (nee Howse) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

David was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces when he turned eighteen and made it his career for the remainder of his working life. He held many positions within the Armed Forces; David loved the outdoors, long walks (marches), fishing, canoeing, golf, spending time with his grandchildren, and his occasional smokie from Costco.

Besides his loving wife Doreen, David is survived by three children, Jamie Albrecht, Brad Spence (Tracy Breaker), Kimberly Spence; five grandchildren, Lyndsey and Stacy Albrecht, Charmaine and Amanda Breaker-Spence and Sheena (Malcolm) White Cow. He is also survived by a brother Bob (Trudy) Spence, two sisters-in-laws, Bonnie Cahill-Spence and Susan Cahill-Spence.

David was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Raymond Spence; his identical twin brother Richard, siblings, George Spence, Winnie Martin, Geraldine Ross, Beulah Cutler, Raymond Spence, Mary Sheirk, and Eva Paul; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family apologizes for any family we may have missed.

A cremation is to take place, as per David’s wishes, and a Family Celebration of David’s Life will be held at North Glenmore Park, west side entrance (Chickadee site), on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Military Service. Please join the family for a BBQ afterwards. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on David’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rockyview General Hospital, https://secure.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/sslpage.aspx?pid=380  or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

Special thanks to Dr. Tam, the emergency team and the nurses of Unit 74 at the Rockyview Hospital for their care and compassion. Special thanks to the Strathcona team at the Colonel Belcher.

In living memory of David Spence, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, 104001 - 160 St W #20 Foothills County, AB by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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