MWO David Alan Smeltzer, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the passing of Master Warrant Officer David Alan Smeltzer, CD (Ret'd) on 21 March 2010 after a brief journey with cancer.
Born in Montreal, QC in 1939, David grew up in Dartmouth, NS and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers at 17 as a Sapper Apprentice of the 5th Intake (1956). David served a full Sapper career of 31 years with postings across Canada and overseas where he served for six years in Germany. He also served as Roads, Airfields and Water Supply (RAWA) Troop MWO at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) in Chilliwack in the mid-1980s. He retired with the rank of Master Warrant Officer in 1987 and settled in Calgary. In 1991 he began working for the Commissionaires until his second retirement in 2004. In retirement, Dave maintained his contact with the Sapper Family and attended many Retired Sapper and Apprentice Reunions.
A private gathering will be held on Sunday, 28 March 2010 to celebrate David's life. His ashes will be interred at the Beechwood Military Cemetary in Ottawa on Friday 18 June at 1:30. [khApr2018}