David is an Ordinary member of the
Legion and a native of a small fishing village in Lawn, NL. He moved to
Labrador City, NL in 1976 where he raised his family and began his
lifelong commitment to The Royal Canadian Legion. He is a strong
believer in the positive impact the Legion has on Canada’s youth and
COMMUNITY / VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
has the distinction of being a part of the first Cadet Corp that was
formed in 1968 in Lawn, NL. Has also served as Cadet Liaison Officer for
many years at the Branch in Labrador City, NL. David served in the
Canadian Armed Forces in 1975 before he received a
Shortly thereafter, he joined the Labrador
City Branch #47. Since 1976, he has been elected to positions at the
Legion Branch, Zone, District, Provincial and Dominion Command levels.
At the recent Dominion Convention in St John’s, NL in June 2016, David
was elected as Dominion President.
David chaired the annual Toys for Joys committee for 7 years and is the Legion representative for the local committee, which conducts an annual concert and toy drive for needy children over the Christmas period. David sits
on the Executive Board of the Annual Hospital Telethon in support of the
Labrador City local hospital. He has been a part of this effort since
After his military service, David went
to trades school and became a millwright and moved to Labrador City in
1976 to work with the Iron Ore Company of Canada. He retired from IOCC
after 29 years, and started his own business called Tool Maintenance
Plus. He operated this business until he sold it to Hercules SLR in 2007
and remained with them as Sales Manager until November of 2013. In
September of 2014, he started working as an Overhead Door and Crane
Planner with Labrador Rewinding Inc., and still works part time with
David went to trades school and became a
certified millwright with experience in belt vulcanization, crane repair
and certification, tool repair, lifting equipment inspector,
lubrication expert and pump repairman.
to his wife Vera, they have six children: Mitchell, Tanya, Dale, Dean,
Dwayne and Danny, along with twelve grandchildren. Both Vera and David
enjoy the outdoors snowmobiling, boating, fishing, hunting, hockey,
soccer and most of all playing pool.
David was awarded the Legion
Meritorious Service Medal in 2013, awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee
Medal in 2002 and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. In 2017, David was a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.