David Bryant
1931 - 2024
David Bryant
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BRYANT, David George 
December 27, 1931 - April 13, 2024
Pre-deceased by brother Keith, first wife Rosemary, daughter Anne Colleen, and grandson Jaime.
Leaving to mourn his wife of 37 years Patricia, family friend Cheryl, sister Elaine, brother Alan, children and stepchildren Patti, Barry (Angela), Kimberley, Michael (Natalie), Kimberly (Jerry), and David. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And a large circle of friends.

He died as he lived, fighting for personal rights and community welfare. He set the precedent for administering fluids in a NS nursing home.
Born in Rosemount, and raised in Saint-Eustache sur le lac, David moved to New Brunswick in 1952, getting his BSc in Forestry. He moved back to Quebec while he got his MSc at McGill University.
He worked in forestry at the Pasadena Research Station in the early sixties, living in Corner Brook. Through these years, he loved riding his motorcycle, even in the woods, getting back and forth to work.
In the sixties, he began his Entomology programme at Yale University and started his family. While completing his PhD, he continued working in Forestry and moved into the Pleasantville offices near St. John's to continue his work on the Balsam Woolly Aphid.
When the new Faculty of Medicine was created at MUN, he was the obvious choice for the position of Statistician in Epidemiology.
After retiring from there in 1996, he and his second wife moved to Bridgewater where he continued his active community life - serving as Treasurer, Parish Council member, and certified Lay Minister at Holy Trinity Anglican Church; teaching in Adult Education, volunteering with literacy programs, and Friends of the Desbrisay Museum; serving as Town Councillor, and Board member on numerous community organizations.
Most recently, he helped publicize the plight of Seniors in assisted living when Drumlin Hills closed.
He will be missed.
Donations in lieu of flowers to L'Arche Avalon https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/19060

Arrangements are under the direction of the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca