Major David Adlem, CD, RCASC
Soldier, Husband, Companion, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend. Born June 1, 1920 in Victoria BC suddenly passed away at his home on July 2, 2006 in Abbotsford BC. Predeceased by his loving wife Mabel and his brother Peter. Fondly remembered by his sister Joan Turner, sister in-law Doreen Mitchell and his loving companion of many years Millie Dunk. His two sons David (Darlene) and Ted (Georgina), his nephews Michael and Douglas Adlem and Hugh and Steven Carey, his Nieces Cathy Gibson and Wendy Laut of Perth Ontario. Grandchildren Geordie, Kristie, Brooke and Sarah. Great Grandchildren Kaeley, Aidan, and Dallas and many friends. During the Second World War David served his country with pride and distinction beginning with the 3Div Petrol Coy, RCASC. In 1943 he crossed the Atlantic back to Canada and trained as an officer with the Westminster Regiment. He received his commission on the 10th day of October 1943. Upon returning to Europe he took part in the liberation of Holland. Returning to Canada with the Westminster Regiment in 1945. Following the war he continued to serve his country in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp. including a one year peacekeeping deployment with the United Nations Emergency Force Gaza in 1957, until he retired in 1968. Following his military retirement he worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company for 15 years. It is his wish that there be no service. Cremation with his ashes spread on the ocean near a cherished childhood retreat.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning he will be remembered.
PRO REGE ET PATRIA
NIL SINE LABORE