Sergeant (Ret.) David Earl Pitts, 56, of Lockhartville, passed away suddenly of natural causes on August 12th, 2017, at the family home.
David is survived by his loving wife, Susan, daughters Jessie, Sarah (Nick) & Emily (Luke), as well as his mother, Mary, sisters Bonnie (Dale), Mandy, Tammy (Mike & son Alex) and brother, Rick (Colleen). David also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family. David was predeceased by his father, Richard Wesley Pitts, as well as his grandparents, Earl and Marjorie Wasson.
David was a proud member of the Canadian Forces, having served a distinguished 25-year career in the Air Force. Amongst his numerous accomplishments, David was most proud of his service overseas, which included time spent in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Panama, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, and Germany as well as many other countries. David was fascinated by culture and thoroughly enjoyed his experiences travelling the world. He would often speak of his time spent interacting with locals and was known for his kindness and sense of humour.
David loved the outdoors and would often spend his time tracking wildlife, hiking and fishing. David had a passion for learning and would often be seen with a book in his hands. He was inherently creative, funny, loving, and entirely devoted to his family. He was a hero to his daughters and was loved deeply by his wife and family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home & Chapels, located in Coldbrook. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.serenityfuneralhome.ca. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers on David's behalf to Wounded Warriors Canada, through their website, http://www.woundedwarriors.ca, or at any financial institution by providing the Registered Charity Number CRA# 82808-2727-RR0001.
The Pitts family would like to welcome family and friends to attend a Celebration of Life in David's memory, to be held at the family home, located at 101 Martin Road, Hantsport, on Thursday, August 17th, at 4:00 PM. Please join the family for light refreshments and stories about David's rich and love-filled life.