WALLING, David Robertson - KOREAN WAR VETERAN - Died on September 3, 2017 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in his 87th year.
Born November 5, 1930 in the Ross Memorial Hospital, son of Daisy Robertson and Oscar Walling. Dearly beloved husband of Jane for 56 years and 11 months.
Loving Father of Gregory (Elaine Taylor), Peter (Cindy Dynes), Amy (Hugh Shannon), and Mary (Geoffrey Field). Proud Grandfather of Jackson and Thomas, Allie and Jessica, William and Daisy Shannon, and Max, Madelaine, and Molly Field.
Survived by his sister-in-law Joan Walling and brother-in-law Doug Churcher also predeceased by his brother Richard and sister Martha Churcher.
A veteran of the Korean War, he saw active service on the Haida as a Telegrapher. After 5 years in the Navy from 1948-1953, he spent a year in the Arctic at Resolute Bay.
He returned home and was President of D.R. Walling Corporation from 1962-1995. He was active in his community serving on many Boards and was Past President and Honorary Member of the Rotary Club. He was a proud Canadian and ran as Liberal candidate in 1972 and 1974 (Pierre Trudeau). Longtime member of Cambridge Street United Church.
David supplied his family with a wonderful life: a self-built swimming pool, sailing on Lake Ontario, skiing downhill in Quebec and Northern United States and having an Island Cottage as well as a great deal of love. He was a very positive person, seeing the best in every one and trying to help those who just needed a boost up. He shared this passion about community and country with his children and grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Friday, September 15th from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.
A service to celebrate David’s life will take place on Saturday September 16th at 11:00 am at Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trent University – D.R. Walling Family Bursary, Ecojustice Canada or Community Care of Kawartha Lakes would be appreciated by the family.