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Passed away peacefully on September 15, 2017 in his 97th year. Survived by his loving wife Beverley of 70 years, son Ian (Dianna) Fairweather, and daughter Susan (Jamie) Morley, beloved grandchildren Shane and Tyece Fairweather, and Craig and Brent Morley. David was a great believer in Canadian Defence and gave 48 years of his life to his proud regiment Sea Fourth Highlanders Regiment of Canada. In retirement he spent many happy hours long bowling with the West Van Bowling Club and Lower Mainland Bowling Clubs. The family wish to thank the North Shore Hospice for their wonderful care and his friends who shared his life. Our loss is great. A reception will be held in his honour at the West Van United Church at 2062 Esquimalt Ave. West Vancouver on September 23 at 2 p.m.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sep. 19, 2017.
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August 31, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family on the passing of David Fairweather. He was a shining example of everything Seaforth, and I had the honour to meet and get to know him at a number of events at the Armoury over the years while I was involved with the Cadets.
Caroline Toma
September 25, 2017
I only had the privilege of meeting Colonel Fairweather a few times, but he always impressed me as a true gentleman and a great Canadian. Indeed, meeting him was partly what inspired me to become a Seaforth Highlander. He will be sorely missed and always remembered fondly. My condolences to the Fairthweather family.
Jason Sproule
September 25, 2017
My sincere condolences to you Bev and your family. Mom would often reflect on the times that Dave would drive her and myself as a small baby out to Hammond to visit the McMillans while Dad was still in the Airforce. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Diane Keen
September 25, 2017
It was an honour to know him, and an honour to serve with him.
Thelma & Tom Holland
September 23, 2017
Condolences to friends and family. We mourn alongside. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Gordon Law
September 23, 2017
Condolences to the Fairweather family. The Seaforth Regimental family is mourning along with you.
Paul Ursich
September 22, 2017
My sincere condolences to Beverley and family over the loss of your beloved David. His leadership and faithful duty to the Seaforths was remarkable. He will be greatly missed.
Ken MacLeod
September 22, 2017
On behalf of the sons of Andrew and Jean Foulds (David, Steven, Ian, Tom and Peter) and families, I send our very sincere sympathies to the Fairweather family on the death of David. I was privileged to be the godson of David and Beverley and named after him. My father expected me to live up to the Colonel's very high standards for honesty and integrity with which he lived his professional and personal lives. He was a great inspiration to us.
David Foulds
September 21, 2017
to Auntie Bev, cousin Ian and his family, cousin Sue and her family, we are so sorry to hear of Uncle David's passing. We feel grateful we got to see him recently. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him. Love from Lynn, Keith and Eric
Lynn Rajala
September 20, 2017
Alison joins me and the entire Bell-Irving family is sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to Beverly and your entire family on the passing of our Colonel. Words alone cannot adequately describe the degree to which we all respected, honored and loved the man. We will remember him!
Roderick Bell-Irving
September 20, 2017
A great guy. Met the Fairweathers thru the Alstons along time ago & saw Davy & Bev here in Palm Springs back in 2006 and just a few years ago when they were here enjoying the March warmth of the desert. Thoughts & prayers to Bev and all of the family.
David Patterson
September 19, 2017
Col. Fairweather was very supportive of me as a young 2nd Lt in the Seaforths in the mid 70's. I am very sorry for your loss.
David Livingstone
September 19, 2017
Aunt Bev and family I am so sorry to hear of Uncle David's passing. He was a person I will always remember for welcoming me into his home.
Debbie Miller
September 19, 2017
Our condolences to Aunt Bev and my cousins on the loss of your husband/father. I have fond memories visiting West Vancouver and your visits east. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
David and Alexandra Fairweather
September 19, 2017
Death brings pain that only time can heal. No words can ease how you feel. Our sincerest condolences to you and your families, Susan.
Anna and Terry McLeod
September 19, 2017
Uncle David was a lovely man; still lawn bowling well into his nineties. Auntie Bev & he celebrated 70 years of marriage. A wonderful man who will be missed.
Love from his niece Karen
Karen Rodd
September 19, 2017
I was privileged to meet Colonel Fairweather at several Seaforth Highlander functions. My condolences.
Mark Zuehlke
September 19, 2017
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Corinne Powell
September 19, 2017
Dear Beverley & family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Davy Fairweather after a long & remarkable life.
Thank you David Fairweather for your service with the Seaforths of Canada! The Dutch have always been grateful to the Seaforths for liberating Amsterdam during WW11. I remember you both telling me about the wonderful 35 yr.reunion and celebration that you attended,in Amsterdam, who welcomed 350 Seaforth guests, & the fantastic party they put on for all of you. My late partner, Fred Marsland,a Seaforth who was in Amsterdam at the time of the Liberation, always spoke highly of his Lieut. Col. David Fairweather, you will never be forgotten by those whose lives you touched. To the family,may your own cherished memories bring you comfort at this time.
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