In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
LOGIE, David Edward - Passed away peacefully on June 17, 2023, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on September 13, 1937, in Victoria.
Predeceased by his father James, mother Jean, sister Barbara, brother Douglas and daughter Dawna. David is survived by his loving wife Johanna Steinmetz, brothers Bruce (Gananoque ON) and Mike (Betty, Vernon BC), step-son Michael Schultz (Elena), daughters Marnie (Bob, Airdrie AB) and Linette, son Ian (Denmark) and numerous grand/great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.
From an early age David knew he wanted to be part of the RCN, enlisting in 1955 following a few years in Sea Cadets, and retiring as a Chief Yeoman of Signals in 1992. After this he worked as a security supervisor at the RBCM, retiring again in 2002.
David thrived being on the water, skippering his classic wooden boat MV Evensong almost everywhere along the south Vancouver Island coast, and fishing for salmon. He played softball, golfed, bowled and curled, all with great skill. He was well travelled and loved to travel, especially to his beloved south of France, but equally enjoyed camping and RVing. Naturally curious, David was always keen to explore and experience new things. He also gave considerably of his time to volunteer pursuits with the RCL, the TerriVic Jazz Festival, C&POs Assn (President 2007 – 2010) and taking his mother and mother-in-law to various appointments complete with the obligatory tea and cookies afterwards.
David was a cheerful, easy-going, compassionate man who enjoyed a good chat and always tried to see the best in others. He will be very much missed.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Broadmead Lodge for their kind care of David the past five years.
There will be a private gathering. (McCall Gardens Funeral and Cremation Services)
Ships served in:
HMCS MALAHAT - Enlisted 04 Jan 1954
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS Jan 1955 as an OSCV1
* transferred to the RCN 03 Feb 1955
HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN Jan 1956 as an ABCV1, RCN
HMCS ANTIGONISH - Drafted to ANTIGONISH Sep 1956 as a LSCV1, RCN
HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS Aug 1958 as an LSCV2, RCN
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN Nov 1958 as an LSCV2, RCN
HMCS STETTLER - Drafted to STETTLER Oct 1959 as an LSSG2, RCN
HMCS OTTAWA - Drafted to OTTAWA Apr 1961 as an LSSG2, RCN
* Rated P2SG2 Sep 1962
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN as Staff of Flag Officer Pacific Coast May 1963 as a P2SG2, RCN
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA Apr 1964 as a P2SG2, RCN
HMCS SASKATCHEWAN - Drafted to SASKATCHEWAN Nov 1964 as a P2SG2, RCN
* Qual QL5 Jan 1967
* Qual QL6a May 1967
CFFS ESQUIMALT (CFB ESQUIMALT) - Posted to CFFS ESQUIMALT as a P1SG, C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS MACKENZIE - Posted to MACKENZIE Jan 1971 as a P1SG (Yeoman), C.A.F. (Navy)
CFFS ESQUIMALT (CFB ESQUIMALT) - Posted to CFFS ESQUIMALT, Standards Section Jul 1975 as a P1SG, C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS KOOTENAY - Posted to KOOTENAY Feb 1977 as a P1SG (Yeoman), C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS COWICHAN - Posted to COWICHAN Jul 1977 as a P1SG (COX'N), C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS THUNDER - Posted to THUNDER Oct 1979 as a P1SG, C.A.F (Navy)
* Promoted to CPO2 Jun 1980
CANCOMTRAINRON 4 - Posted to CANCOMTRAINRON 4 Jul 1980 as a C2SG (SCYS), C.A.F. (Navy)
CFFS ESQUIMALT (CFB ESQUIMALT) - Posted to CFFS ESQUIMALT Aug 1981 as a C2SG (SVI), C.A.F. (Navy)
* Retired from the Reg Force 10 Jan 1984
* Joined the Naval Reserve 11 Jan 1984
HMCS CHIGNECTO - Served in CHIGNECTO Mar 1986 - Feb 1987 as C2SG (COX'N), Nav Res
HMCS COWICHAN - Served in COWICHAN May 1988 - Sep 1988 as a C2SG (COX'N), Nav Res
NRTC (GMT3 Board) - Served in NRTC Sep 1988 - Apr 1989 as a C2SG (Nav Res)
HMCS CHALEUR - Served in CHALEUR May 1989 - Sep 1989 as a C2SG (COX'N), Nav Res
NRTC (R261 Board) - Served in NRTC Sep 1989 - Apr 1990 as a C2SG, Nav Res
HMCS MIRAMICHI - Served in MIRAMICHI May 1990 - Sep 1990 as a C2SG (COX'N), Nav Res
NRCC PERS COORD - Served in NRCC Sep 1990 - Oct 1992 as a C2SG, Nav Res
* Retired 15 Oct 1992