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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


David Franklin Rushton


Chief Petty Officer, Electrician, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 22 Jan 1941, Oxford, Nova Scotia


Died: 23 Apr 2020, Oxford, Nova Scotia


RUSHTON, David Franklin - age 79, Kolbec Road, Oxford. David crossed the bar April 23, 2020, at home. Born in Oxford he was the son of the late Frank and Hazel (Moore) Rushton. David is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Dini Rushton (Jaques). Sisters Joan (Gordon) Clark, St. Stephen, NB; Lois (Gary) Coleman, Courtenay, BC; Jackie (Ray predeceased) Grant, Iroquois, ON; Many nieces, nephews and cousins, predeceased by great nephew Bailey Clark. Dave graduated from Milltown High school Milltown, NB in 1958 where he lived for most of his younger years. He proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1958 to 1984, he was on various ships and shore facilities including NDHQ Ottawa. Upon his retirement from the Canadian forces David accepted the position of Electrical supervisor of Trials at Irving shipbuilding, St. John New Brunswick. After his second retirement David settled in his boyhood home of Oxford Nova Scotia. He was very active in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 36, Oxford and served as President for a number of years. David was also a deacon at the Oxford Presbyterian church for many years. He loved his wife and family, his dogs Leda and Bailey, music, good food and wine. David and Dini were avid shufflers and David had organized a group in Oxford which included his special Aunt Estella 95 years young. They loved their winters spent in Winters Park Zephyrhills, Florida where they had many great friends and lots of wonderful memories. Arrangements are in the care of MacDiarmid's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Oxford (902-447-2930). A celebration of Davidís life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would greatly be appreciated by the family to the Oxford Presbyterian Church, Cancer society or charity of your choice.


Ships served in:


HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche in the early 1960s

HMCS PROTECTEUR - Commissioning crew

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Commissioning crew




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