September 9, 1929 - May 13, 2017
With deep sadness, our family announces the peaceful passing of David Moilliet on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital with loved ones by his side. Born in Nanaimo, B.C. on September 9, 1929, son of the late Erskine Lind Moilliet and Janet May Parsons Moilliet, our gentle giant was a graduate of University School, Victoria, B.C, UBC, George Washington University, and SUNY Buffalo where he earned his Ph.D. In his first career, with the Royal Canadian Navy, he rose to Lieutenant Commander where he was stationed to Victoria, Cornwallis, Halifax, and Ottawa. He then changed careers and began working for the Canadian Government Travel Bureau of the Department of Trade and Commerce. Postings over the following 22 years were to San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, and Ottawa. Always the life of the party, “Moose” was a gregarious and enthusiastic promoter of Canadian tourism long into his retirement, serving as President of the Ottawa Skål Club. He is preceded in death by his brothers Tony and John, and his beloved son, Michael (Corrina). He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Sheila Ann (née Butler); children Alizon Thuot and Wendy (Bryson) Lamble, both of Ottawa, and Deric (Joanne) Moilliet of Toronto; and nine grandchildren, to whom he was affectionately known as Dapa and Papa: Arthur, Sarah (Jamie), Charlotte, Ryan (Rebecca), Meagan, Robert, Emma, Brendan and Melissa. Special thanks to CCAC and Wokie for their care and consideration to David and Sheila. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m., at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Old Richmond Rd., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Christ Church Bells Corners Memorial Fund.