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William Paul Davison

William Paul Davison[1]

Male 1918 - 2003  (85 years)

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  • Name William Paul Davison  [2, 3
    Birth 1 Apr 1918  [3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LDJM-GZY 
    FamilySearch URL 
    Death 3 Dec 2003  [4
    Person ID I2671  Main
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 

    Father Frederick Henry Davison,   b. 25 Aug 1892, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Oct 1952, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Josephine Wyman,   b. 4 Jan 1896   d. 30 Mar 1961 (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage 1 Sep 1915 
    Family ID F1093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Louise Hebb,   b. 16 Sep 1919 
    Marriage 20 Oct 1948  [3
     1. J.W. Davison
     2. P.R. Davison
    Family ID F2489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2005 

  • Photos
    Davison Cousins - 1934 Group Photo
    Davison Cousins - 1934 Group Photo
    (hover mouse over person to see name, click for more details) Hal Lathrop notes: "From a small 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 photo. Very yellowed! Taken to the right of the porch at aunt Lou and Allie's Red Top [in Bridgewater, NS]. Mum puts her age at 18 - therefore Hal is 16. The picture can then be dated summer of 1934." Individuals identified by Margaret Helen Lathrop in 2007. Hal Lathrop Collection.
    William Paul Davison
    William Paul Davison
    1934 photo.

  • Notes 
    • Transcribed by Nova Scotia Obituaries:

      "William Paul Davison - Halifax Herald 12/5/2003 - DAVISON, William Paul - It is with great sadness, a loving husband and father passed away December 3, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, following a lengthy illness. Bill was born in Bridgewater, April 1, 1918, the younger son of Frederick and Josephine (Wyman) Davison. He graduated from Bridgewater High School, where he played baseball and hockey. He attended Maritime Business College, followed by employment in the Income Tax Department. His service in the West Nova Scotia Regiment during the Second World War was in England and Holland. Following his discharge, he worked in the Income Tax Department for 25 years and the Excise Department for 20 years. He served in the Militia Reserve Army as Captain Paymaster in the Pay Corps. He was a popular speaker in the Toastmaster International and a member of No. 25, Scotia Branch Legion; a member of Edgewood United Church, and he attended services at Bridgewater United Church. Bill was an avid tennis player, having played tournament in the South End; Waegwaltic; and Bridgewater Tennis clubs. He bowled and keenly enjoyed all sports. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Dorothy Louise (Hebb); sons, John, Ottawa; Paul, Halifax; friend, Tim MacKay; his sister-in-law, Carmita Fetterley; nieces, Anne Tipler, Toronto; Joan Conrod, Halifax; cousins, C.D. Davison (Jackie) and family, Catherine Leavitt and daughter Pam, Victor Killam and family Stuart and Catherine (the children of deceased cousin, Henry (Joy) Davison. He is also survived by many good friends and kind neighbours in Westmount Subdivision, where he had resided for 54 years in pride of place. He had a deep love for Bridgewater and his many friends in Lunenburg County. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Michael Banks for his compassion, care and attention during the many visits to home and hospital. To Dr. Orville Hayne for his compassionate care in the treatment of lymphoma. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Diane MacVicar officiating. Interment will take place 2 p.m. Saturday in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. It is Bill's wish for family flowers only, although donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of the donor's choice. On-line condolences may be made at: " [4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    2. [S769] Author unknown, DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, (Two page tree, typed.), IMG_0037.jpg.

    3. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison, Charles Donald Davison's Tree, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.), Page "C".

    4. [S1235] Nova Scotia Obituaries, (

    5. [S1234] Halifax Herald, 5 Dec 2003.