WO David “Tiny” Williams, CD, Late RCAF (Retired) Comm Tech 224

07 Nov 19

Warrant Officer David Burdette (Tiny) WILLIAMS, CD, Late RCAF (Retired) (TEL TECH 223 / COMM TECH 224)
March 8, 1936 – November 7, 2019

Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83, on November 7, 2019, with his beloved wife, Louise and his daughter Patty by his side. His loving and loyal companion, Tula laid by the foot of the bed. David, also known by many as Dave/Tiny, was the love of Louise’s life and her best friend for more than 62 years. Cherished and dearly loved by his two daughters, Tammy (John Boisvert) and Patty (predeceased by Bob Przesiecki). Grandpa will be sadly missed by Andre Boisvert (Emilee) and Sara Boisvert, and Erica, Evan, and Aidan Przesiecki. Proud great-grandpa to Jax, Jacob, Abigail and Knox Boisvert. David was predeceased by his mother, Hazel Hunter-Curtis and stepfather Joe. He was the eldest of four boys and leaves behind John (Kay), Steven, and Peter (Melva) Curtis and four nieces and one nephew.
David was born in St. John, New Brunswick and was raised in Florenceville, New Brunswick. He spent 30 years in the Air Force with postings in Germany, France, Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario, then spent six years working for the Federal Government.
Dave was a member of the Highlands Golf Course for over 27 years. Tiny and Louise were also members of the Cumberland Curling Club and the WO and SGTs mess. They also enjoyed cruising. After retirement in 1991, they spent 20 winter seasons in Tucson, Arizona enjoying lots of friends and activities. Dave also pursued his love of golf there. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle mannerisms, his sense of humour and his blue eyes.
Dave was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome four years ago. He battled the disease with incredible strength and courage. He was a familiar face at the Medical Day Care Unit on 5 West at the OGH with having to have many blood transfusions over the past four years.
A special thank you to Dr. Mitchell Sabloff, nurse Jocelyn, and the team of hematologists in Module L at the OGH. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the AMAZING and CARING nurses in the Medical Day Care Unit.
We cannot thank his caregivers (Dieudonne, Nabil and Anna) enough for their support and the loving care provided to David. Special mention to the love and care that Natalie (Retire at Home) provided.
We are extremely grateful for all the kindness and support extended to us by our neighbours and friends.
Finally, we want to thank Veteran’s Affairs, and particularly Barbara McDonald, for her assistance with organizing whatever David needed to make his life easier and more comfortable.
At David’s request there will be no visitation or service. A Celebration of Life will take place in the spring of 2020 at Beechwood Cemetery. Details will be announced at a later date.
In memory of David, donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or, the SPCA Gatineau (Tula’s place of adoption) would be appreciated.