David Fitzpatrick

Obituary of David George Fitzpatrick

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David George Fitzpatrick died peacefully in his sleep on August 17, 2023. Just one day prior, he described a wonderful, happy, and euphoric feeling. My father was born in South Nelson, New Brunswick, then his family moved to Halifax during the Second World War, while his father was enlisted overseas in the Forestry Service in Scotland. He was the former owner of Don’s Taxi on Barrington and Morris Street during the late 1970s and early 1980s. After which, he proudly drove taxi for Armdale Taxi, Yellow Cab, and Casino Taxi. My father was pre-deceased by his mother, Marie Ellen (Driscoll); his father, John Kenneth Fitzpatrick; his sister, Honey Hahn; and his brother, Kenneth Fitzpatrick. He is survived by 7 daughters, Theresa, Sharon, Susan, Heather, Sheri, Lenise, and Sue-Anne. Although he and his common-law wife, Rose Bent, were separated by housing circumstances, they called each other twice daily. When I was growing up, my father watched Saturday mornings cartoons and documentaries, with an interest in wild animals. My dad laughed a lot. He was always happy. He would make a silly face or have a Dad joke ready to make you smile. “Yeah, but? Is that something like a rab-but.”, “I just had a bowl of soup, thanks.”, “Say that again and I’ll make you wipe it up.”, “It’s only money.” When shopping, all I had to do was look over the shelving for the curly, red head of hair. A great singer, he belted out many of his favorite songs by Elvis, The Righteous Brothers, Motown, Doug and the Slugs, and just about any good tune on the car radio. Always with intermittent drumming on the steering wheel.