David Dyke

DYKE, David Clayton Brake – age 53, of Carroll’s Corner, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of family and friends on February 23, 2019. 

Born in Middleton, Nova Scotia, he was a son of Claire Dyke-Patriquin and the late Clayton Dyke.

David was a retired Petty Officer 1st Class, having proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 28 years.  He was a man of many talents – woodworking, rope making, leather work and many other types of handiwork. David excelled at whatever he put his hand to.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Cape Breton with his friends.  David was a thoughtful and loving man and a dedicated husband.  He made Russlyn his priority everyday.  David and his wife were passionate about their horses and travelled with them frequently.  David was a man of integrity.

Besides his mother, David is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Russlyn; two sisters, Debra (William) Leuty, Charlottetown, PEI; Barbara MacInnis, Summerside, PEI; nieces, Diane MacInnis (Norman); Lyndsay Butlin; nephews, Tim (Susan) MacInnis; Nick Butlin; great nephew, Will, as well as a large extended family and group of friends.  David was dearly loved by his mother-in-law, Addie.

David was predeceased by his father, Clayton Dyke, and his step-father, Austin Patriquin.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. 

A Celebration of David's life will be held from 2 - 4 pm Sunday, May 12 at 224 MacWilliams Road, Carrolls Corner. 

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff in the Oncology Department at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, and to Dr. Morzycki at the Dixon Centre, Halifax.

Donations in David’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the SPCA.

Condolences, words of comfort and memories of David may be shared at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com