David Oxley

Obituary of David Donald Aiton Oxley

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David Donald Aiton Oxley on November 3, 2023. Born in Sussex, New Brunswick in 1937, Dave is survived by his wife Pierrette (Sormany) Oxley, children John (Anne) Oxley, Peter (Christina) Oxley, Jill (Brian) Irving. His 10 grandchildren Angus, Isaac, Simon Oxley, Tegan, Laine and Gregor Oxley, Sophie, Erik, Aiton and Lily Irving. Also survived by his two sisters Anne Orser and Constance Dowd.

Dave graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Dave began his career with the New Brunswick Department of Lands and Mines. In 1964 Dave joined the Fraser Company and worked his way up to the position of Woodlands Manager. In 1972 Dave joined J.D. Irving Ltd and for the next 27 years he led and directed all aspects of the company’s woodlands operations.

Dave had a lifelong passion for salmon fishing, working in the woods, skiing, and travelling. His greatest joy were his 10 grandchildren who he was lucky enough to see daily. Dave had a good group of friends who he always enjoyed spending time with either playing 5 cent poker or bowling. He will be greatly missed by all.

Our family would like to sincerely thank the KV Fire Dept, paramedics and the SJRH Emergency room staff for their quick and professional response.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2K-3H6, (506-634-7424). Visitations will be held at Brenan’s on Friday November 24 from 2-5. For those who wish, a donation in Dave’s memory can be made to a charity of their choosing. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com

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