LCol David Veitch, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the passing of Lieutenant-Colonel David Veitch, CD (Ret'd) at the Ottawa General Hospital on 23 April 2008 at the age of 85 years.
Dave's military service began in January 1938 as a sapper with the 7th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers [Non-Permanent Active Militia] in London. He attended the Royal Military College in Kingston from 1940-1943 and went overseas in 1943 as an engineer reinforcement officer. Landing in Normandy on D-Day plus 3, he joined the 31st Field Company near Boulogne, France in September 1944 and was with them until VE Day. Serving with the International Commission for Supervision and Control in South Vietnam in 1965-66, LCol Veitch was seconded to Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to supervise the construction of Rehabilitation Centres at Quan Ngai. He retired in 1988, after 48 years of service. He was a strong supporter of the Military Engineer Association of Canada.
There will be a private family service. Memorial tributes/donations may be made to the RMC Club of Canada Foundation, Kingston, Ontario K7K 5L0.