In Celebration of
Colonel David Haire, (Ret'd)
September 13, 1929 -
March 16, 2017
Colonel David Haire (Ret’d)
David Haire passed away, surrounded by his sons, on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Kingston General Hospital.
David Haire was born in Toronto, Ontario on September 13, 1929 to David Haire and Anne Haire (Swan). David grew up in Whitby, Ontario before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1950. David served as a navigator during the Korean War with 426 Squadron and for many other squadrons across Canada and United States during his 35 year career with the RCAF including being the CO of 407 Squadron at CFB Comox, BC.
Predeceased by his loving wife Elizabeth Lucy Haire (Thackeray) in 2010 after 58 years of marriage. Also predeceased by his sister Madeline Carducci of Toronto and his brother Jim Haire of Whitby, Ontario.
He was a devoted father to his sons David Michael Haire of Ottawa and Steven Paul Haire of Perth, Ontario. Grandfather to Katherine Anne Haire and Elizabeth Sarah Haire to whom he doted on and loved very much. He was a very caring and unselfish man who always tried to put the well-being of his family and his fellow men and women first.
The Haire family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at both the Perth War Memorial Hospital and the Kingston General Hospital for their dedicated care of our father.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Sacred Space at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to visit with family from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the National Military Cemetery.
In memory of Colonel David Haire the family requests that any donations please be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.