It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our loving and devoted husband, Dad, Grampie and brother– David Michael Chupick, June 21, 2023, in Victoria, BC.

Survived by his love of 45 years, Sally Chupick. Cherished by his daughters and their families Holly and Jeff; Rachel and Matt, grandchildren Ella and Luke; Jane and Dave and his seven siblings and their families. Eldest son of Juliana and Michael Chupick.

We are finding comfort in the outpouring of love and memories shared by family, friends and colleagues of Dave’s from around the world.

A skilled craftsman in many trades who found joy and pride in his work and helping others.

David was a highly respected and decorated army veteran, serving 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces before retiring from the military and working with Calian until final retirement in September 2022.

Remembered by those who loved him as loyal, generous, approachable, with a quiet and calm demeanor, and with high moral standards.

We are sad, and we will all mourn this wonderful man, but we will always smile when we
think of him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 2-4pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC.


Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Merri Jo McIntosh Powers

    Dear Sally, your daughters and their families,
    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Dave was a good man and had a positive impact on those he came in contact with.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Merri Jo

  • Rick Durrett

    My deepest condolences to Sally and family.
    I was Protestant Chaplain to the Regiment when we went to Cyprus in 93 and Dave’s leadership and example were an inspiration to all of us. A true gentleman and a role model for all of us. May he rest in peace.

  • Douglas & Alexandra Martin

    Just heard from my dear friend Bill Tait that Dave passed away. I cannot begin to tell the stories that made me so happy to know Dave. He was my Phase 2 Artillery Leader in 1983 ………. No one could present the Gunner Combat uniform better than Dave Chupick. May God grant him Eternal rest.

  • Tony M DeJacolyn

    I met Dave when he was the CO 2 RCHA in 1992. I was a young officer who was trying to find my way. He provided an example of a calm, cool and collected officer that I tried to emulate-with varying degrees of success. He was also a pragmatic man who engaged in practical endeavors and new his way around tools- other qualities I also thought worthy of emulating. I worked with him in the latter years in his capacity as one of the CALIAN leads here in Kingston. He had remained the calm professional as always.

    My condolences to Sally and the family.

    Rest well Boss. We shall meet again.

    Tony DeJacolyn

  • James Selbie

    To Sally and the Chupick Family. Dave and I frequently crossed paths during our contemporaneous service in The Royal Regiment. His competence and affability made every encounter one I valued and enjoyed. The outpouring of lamentation, respect, and affection on this page is an attestation to his character – so admirable, as it was, in every way. May the knowledge that that Dave was so highly regarded by so many be a source of solace as you, and we, grieve his untimely loss. Respectfully and with heartfelt condolence, Jim Selbie

  • Wendy White

    Dear Sally, Myra, Monica, Tom, Mark, Sonya, Linda and all your families,

    It was with a heavy heart I learned this morning of the untimely passing of David. Although I didn’t know him in the later years I remember Sunday visits after mass at the Chupick house and your proud parents Julie and Mike, who displayed photos of you all on the wall. I think of all you as friends, sisters and brothers whom I looked up to including David. I admire David’s service and dedication to his career and family.

    Sally, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.

    Sending love,

    Wendy White

  • Buzz Quesnelle

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of Dave. My sincerest condolences to Sally, the Chupick Family and friends. Dave was my first Troop Commander in 1980. A very knowledgeable and professional soldier, a most capable leader, and a fair and thoughtful person toward others. Good journey, and a privilege to have known you good sir.

  • Kevin Ford

    On behalf of the Calian team, who respected and valued Dave for all of his efforts, support, and mentoring to so many over the years, our sincere condolences. Kevin Ford

  • Marc Beauchemin

    My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege to work with Dave during the preparation of the 2010 Olympics, the G8/G20 Summits and the preparation of JTFN for Arctic Exercises. He was truly professionnal, not counting working hours. RIP Dave!

  • Bob and Liz Hodgson

    You were the best Dave. Until we meet again. RIP.

  • Colin "Spot" Norris

    Dear Sally and family: Colonel Dave and I go back many years. He was a Troop Leader and Troop Commander in E Bty ( Para ) in the early years. When I returned to the Battery a few years later, he was the Battery Commander. He was Commanding Officer in my last Regimental tour. He was friendly, fair, and firm – all hallmarks of the seasoned Officer. His infectious sense of humour will not be forgotten. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. He will be missed in the Regimental Family. “Stand Easy, Sir” UBIQUE

  • Paul Crober

    Although I never had a chance to work directly with Dave I knew him by his reputation. That reputation appears to resonate clearly based on all the entries in this page of tributes from so many people I have known for decades and whose opinion/advice/knowledge I and many others respect. By these words alone Dave stands out from the crowd as a valued officer, citizen and family man. Please accept my sincere condolences for his untimely loss to family and friends.

  • Craig Cotter and Linda Plamondon

    I was so shocked to hear of Dave’s passing. He was one of the best. Our condolences go out to your family

  • Cameron Ross

    It is with great sadness and a sense of disbelief that I heard the news of Dave’s passing. He was our RCPO in 1RCHA in Germany in the mid-eighties, and ever since it just seemed he had been aroung the Guns forever. He had a calmness and an infectious positive nature about him that seemed to make everybody around him better. He was one of the very best. I cannot imagine how hard this is on the Chupick family. It is to weep…

  • Randall Stowell

    Randy Stowell
    We served together as Directing Staff [ not at the same time] in Fort Frontenac and Dave was a “glass half full” optimist with an infectious smile and laugh. Always positive. A pleasure to be around.

  • Sharon Ritchie

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. It was great to see him at the cousins get together last year. He was always kind, fun and easy to talk to. Love and hugs to Sally, kids, grandkids and the whole Chupick clan. Love you xo

  • Col (Ret) Fredrick LaForge

    Rest Good Gunner Rest.

    You have stood where Gods have stood
    and rent the sky with thunder.
    You have served the guns as heroes would
    Till care was cast asunder.

    So here now, rest one breathing space
    Face proud the end of day.
    You bowed not down lest done in grace
    For that’s a Gunner’s way.

    Rest, Good Gunner Rest,
    turn cartridge case aside.
    You served your Colours with the best
    Now take your rest with pride.

  • Penny and Carlo Prosia

    Dear Sally, Holly, Jeff and family,
    We are so saddened by the news of this sudden and shocking loss of your beloved husband/dad. We only had the privilege of spending that one evening with your family, but certainly remember him as a kind and friendly soul, who made others feel welcome and comfortable. As you remember him now and in the future, may his warmth and kindness bring you comfort and a smile to your heart. With much love and our deepest condolences. Penny, Carlo and Cory.

  • Pat & Joyce Laturnus

    Dave’s sudden passing was a shock to us all. Sending heartfelt condolences to Sally and all of the Chupick family.

  • Rod & Janet Matheson

    Janet and I send condolences to Sally, Holly, Rachel and Jane and the entire Chupick family and friends community. We all are shocked and saddened to have so suddenly lost such a terrific guy. When I first met Dave in uniform, I realized that he was a charismatic character and officer who embodied outstanding leadership qualities. He made us all better and for that we are grateful for having known him. RIP friend.

  • Pete Butler

    Dave was my CO at 2 RCHA in Petawawa and Cyprus, and still stands out in my memory as an excellent example to the officers of the regiment. His steady leadership and calm demeanour earned our respect and loyalty and it was always an honour to serve with him. This respect then carried forward to all the future encounters I had with him. He was indeed a fine officer, gentleman, and family man.

    My thoughts and condolences to Sally and the family.
    May he rest in peace.

  • Gina and Tim Dusyk

    Sorry to hear of David’s sudden passing. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.

  • Russell And Debbie Hamsey

    Dear Sally and the Chupick Clan:
    The news reached us in Australia and we are still getting over the shock. Our hearts go out to you. Dave was an outstanding man and leader. He was one of the best CO’s I ever served and I was telling some of my young officers about him and our time in Cyprus not too long ago. The example he set then remains with me to this day. It is small comfort at this terrible time but the messages here are a small indication of how well Dave was liked and how much respect we all have for him.
    We are better for having known him.

  • Steven Joudry

    To the Chupick family, my sincere condolences. I served with Dave in Gagetown as an Instructor-in-Gunnery many years ago and remember him as one of the finest people I ever met.

    Steve Joudry

  • Leo Brooks

    I was shocked to learn of Dave’s sudden passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I liked Dave having known him for a long time. He was a great guy and I and many others were better for having known him.

  • Peter Stamps

    Peter Stamps
    Devastating news. I knew Dave professionally, as an exchange officer in Petawawa and when he came as a student to the Army Staff College at Camberley, and as a very good friend and neighbour. I do not recall having anything but a good time with Dave. My children, Lydia and Leo, entirely echo that sentiment. Who else would come out at 6:00 am to take 8 year old Leo fishing?! Dave, we will all miss you terribly.

  • Johanne Lacroix

    Dear Sally,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Theresa Maclean

    Dear Rachel,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your mom and sisters. I know this must be a very difficult time for all of you. Sending all my love and prayers.

  • LCol (Ret'd) Frederick Wolanski

    Dear Sally and Family Chupick. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Dave was a great man and a remarkable CO. He was above all calm and patient. I will always remember his kind and forgiving nature when some of my junior officer antics got out of control (Cyprus and ceiling fans). I looked up to him very much and he was always a stellar example for all of us to follow. Respect. Eileen and I will miss him dearly. RIP Sir. Airborne, Ubique, Stand Easy. Eileen and “Ranger” Fred.

  • Andy@Bonnie

    Our sincere condolences to you Sally, your kids and the Chupick family. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Andy and Bonnie Laturnus

  • Deborah Cartwright

    My sincere condolences to the family and close friends of Dave. I was so very lucky to have known him while working at CFB Kingston. He would talk to me about his stones that he tumbled for jewellery as I made jewellery and sold at craft shows. We chatted about our retirement as well, as I left shortly after Dave. He was so excited for he and his wife to go to Victoria and enjoy family and life. I’m very happy he at least got to spend some quality years doing what he had worked all his life for. Unfortunately, he was way too young to be taken away. He was a very calm, quiet respectful man and he was totally respected by all of his peers and friends.

  • Ron and Micky Miller

    Dear Sally, Holly, Rachel and family,
    Both Micky and I were deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s sudden passing at such a young age. He was a wonderful person who exhumed quiet confidence, a respect of others, and was a loyal friend to those he knew. Micky and I extend our most heartfelt condolences for your loss and hope that the sorrow of his passing will in time be replaced by the cherished memories of the love you shared together.


    Ron and Micky Miller

  • BGen(ret) RP (Bob) Beaudry

    I never had the pleasure of serving with Dave, but I was well aware of his reputation as a fine gunner officer, a great leader, and a gentleman in all respects. A very sad loss. My deepest condolences to Sally and the children.

  • Allan - Alexander (Scotty)(

    A truly professional soldier with a talent for instructing and mentoring young officers and NCOs. A perfect example of dedicated service to his country.

  • David Nolan

    I did not know Dave well while he was serving but got to know him during his time with Calian. He was quietly competent, willing to help at any time, dedication and an excellent leader. I will always value the occasions that we worked together and will continue to admire his ability and the way he lived all facets of his life. I will alwys remember him for his kindness. Ny heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Denis Levesque

    That Infectious smile is unforgettable to say the least. My condolences go out to all Dave’s family and friends. I knew Dave when he was CO 2RCHA while I was a Dragoon, and later at Calian. The calmest guy I ever met, great sense of humour, and a common sense approach. Dave will be sadly missed by all whom he ever made contact with. Rest Well my friend and find us a place in the higher hide! We won’t be far behind! RESPECT!

  • Tim R. Young

    Dear Sally and family,

    My sincere condolences over the unexpected passing of Dave. This very sad news has had a profound effect across the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, and many of us who knew Dave well join you in remembering such a great officer and friend who impacted many of our lives. As a young subaltern in 2 RCHA I first met Dave when he was the Battery Commander of E Battery (para), where he became a great mentor and role model to all Junior Officers in the regiment and not just to those in this battery. He led from the front with his calm, confident, and relaxed leadership style, turning every possible opportunity into a teaching moment for those around him. We have truly lost one of the best from our era and he will be sadly missed. End of mission.


    Tim R. Young
    Colonel (Retired)

  • Kris Pedersen

    I had the opportunity to meet Dave while on Calian contracts. A great sense of wry humour and always a pleasure to chat with. Truly a sad loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

  • Peter Williams

    To Sally and family, my sincere condolences on hearing of Dave’s passing. Dave was CO 2 RCHA (1992-94) and I was his Operations Officer. He was an absolute prince of a man and a true delight to work for. I learned a lot from him and admired his logical, sensible and calm approach to all matters. His incomparable ability when it came to wood working was highly evident during Exercise RV 89 in Wainwright, Alberta: he was the regiment’s expert on fashioning walking sticks from diamond willow tree branches which abounded near our bivouac there. Ubique

  • Dave Travers

    I will miss Dave’s guidance and friendship. My condolences on the loss of a great man.

  • Susan Anderson

    Dearest Sally and families
    We are saddened to learn of Dave’s passing.
    May you cherish the time and love you all shared together
    May he eat in peace hold on right to each other
    God bless
    Susie Cramcheese

  • Pamela Ellis

    Graham and I sent our deepest condolences to you, Sally, and all your family. I can’t begin to imagine your sadness as you mourn the loss of your husband, father, grampi and brother. Thinking of you all and hoping that the memories of so many happy times will help you all.

  • Bonnie Brooks

    Sally and family:
    Florence notified me last week of Dave’s passing. Since then, I have been searching for words to express our deepest sympathy for your sudden and tragic loss. I thank-you for contacting me.
    I have been reading about grief lately, and the more I read, the more deeply heart-based( not head-based) it appears to be. An author: Alan D. Wolfelt, “Understanding Your Grief” describes it as a journey through a wilderness. His suggestion is to write down thoughts emotions etc…but even mentions doing art. I have found this somewhat helpful. My heat goes out to you and your family on this journey.
    Bonnie and Richard

  • Robert W. Hicks

    I first met Dave while at the Canadian Army Simulation Centre in 2012 and liked him right from the start. Dave was someone who was easily respected.
    Typically a man of few words, when he spoke he was always straight to the point and full of sage advice and wisdom. During the 4 and a half years that we worked together I sought his confidence a few times on some serious issues and he was supportive, compassionate and caring. Always the adult in the room, Dave was a man’s man and someone who could be relied upon without fail, no matter what the situation. As my time in uniform drew to a close during what was to be my last posting, I had grown to greatly admire and appreciate Dave for his strength of character and for his friendship. Please know there are a great many people like me who are sharing in your grinef and mourning the loss of Dave, and who are grateful beyond words for being lucky enough in our lifetime to have known such a great man. Sincerest condolences, Robert W. Hicks, Major (Ret’d).

  • André Mouton

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
    Good shooting Dave, End of mission, Rest

  • Don Labossiere

    Our condolences to the family! I served under LCol. Chupick when he was the 2 RCHA Commanding Officer. Well respected Leader who always looked after his Soldiers.
    RIP Soldier and Thank you for your service and we also thank Sally for her dedication as a career Military spouse.

    Don & Adriana Labossiere

  • Geertje Parrott

    Ross and I have fond memories of Dave from our Staff College days in Queenscliff, Australia, although not about the moose milk on the International day.
    We are so sorry for your loss and will celebrate his life with you in spirit on the 22nd of July. We are sending all our love, dear Sally and also to your daughters and their families and the extended family. He will life on in all our hearts and we will smile when we think of him.
    Ross and Geertje , Brisbane (Australia)

  • Andrea Lowe

    To all my dear Chupicks,

    I was so very sorry to hear this devastating news. My heart is with you all. Dave was a legend as evidenced by how wonderful and kind all of you are. Sending you love and strength.

  • L Col (Retd) M.G. Mussolum

    Mrs. Chupick and family.
    I was the RCPO when Dave was BC E (Para).
    I remember him as an extremely professional Officer, a great soldier and a Gentleman. It was an honour to have served with him.
    From my family to yours our most sincere sympathy.
    M.G. (Mike) Mussolum
    L Col (Ret)

  • Bill & Micheline Gee

    Sally, so sorry for Dave’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your daughters. We have good military memories of you both. Hugs and take care!
    Bill & Micheline Gee from Falkland, BC

  • Jo-Ann and Drew Hightower

    Dear Sally and family:

    Those who love us never go away. I hope you know that even during this dark time, Dave will always be with you in spirit.

    We are sending you all much love.

  • Heather Luloff

    Dear Sally, Holly, Rachel, Jane and families.
    Devastated to hear of David’s passing. We have such great memories from your time on Autumn Hill Cres., at the cottage and visiting you in Kingston. I have thought of you so often and missed you so much, so blessed to have you in my life. Dave was such a warm and amazing man with so many talents, taken way too soon. I am so sorry for your loss, may your memories be a blessing.

    Sending tons of love your way and wrapping our hearts around you at this difficult time.
    Heather Luloff, Christopher, Patrick and families.

  • Connie Mansfield

    Dear Sally and family,

    We were so saddened to hear about Dave’s death, our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. May the memories of of the joy and love you had with Dave bring you comfort in the coming days.

    With love,
    Connie and JoJo Mansfield


    Condolences and sympathies to all the family. He was my last Commanding Officer prior to my retirement from the Regular Army. He was a good CO, a fine officer and a good man overall and respected by all his troops. End of Mission Sir, Stand Easy, Rest, RIP Gunner

  • Spike Hazleton

    A true gentleman, outstanding soldier, mentor, loving husband, father and grandfather.
    We will miss him.
    Fats and Spike

  • Arthur Snodgrass

    Col Dave , I first met you in Petawawa in 1992. A very relaxed CO , who would say gather around , smoke them if you got ‘em . It was a pleasure and honour to have served with you .

    Retired MWO Arthur Snodgrass
    Waterborough NB

  • Trudy Starkey

    Our thoughts are with you Sally and all the Family.Sending lots of love to you xx.We were so proud to have meet Dave we had a great time with you all.
    Lots of Love Trudy ,Ed and Natalia xx

  • Kevin Conrad

    Rest in Peace Dave. We didn’t know each other well, but every time I ran into you, you had a smile on your face and a peaceful way about you that was contagious. You literally took took the stress out of stressful situations, like the last time I saw you, while on my Final Drive Exercise at Foxhole U. I’ll see you again at the big reorg in the sky. My condolences to your family.

  • Grant Johansen

    A great mate, a true gentleman, a kind and caring friend. He will be sadly missed by all his friends in Australia.

    RIP Dave, your duty is done.

  • BGen (ret) David Patterson, MSM, CD - Col Cmdt RCA

    On behalf of the entire Regimental family, please accept my most sincere condolences at the tragic passing of LCol Dave Chupick. A highly respected gunner and former CO of 2 RCHA, he was a mentor to me as a member of the Directing Staff at the Army Staff College in Kingston. He was an excellent instructor and a calm, confident example for the many junior officers he taught. Dave managed the transition to post-retirement life well, and became a valued partner in developing Army training events, in particular in support of the Vancouver Olympics. I know I speak for his countless friends in The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery when I say that he will be greatly missed, and many will share fond stories of their service together with the guns, in defence of our country. Ubique.

  • Lee John Hammond

    I worked with Dave, on and off, for thirty years in the Canadian Army. He was a highly respected Artillery Officer. I feel very lucky to have started my career with him. He will always be remembered by the RCA and Airborne Artillery! My best wishes to his family and friends, and my condolences. He was a good man, gone too soon. RIP Dave. We will remember you. End of Mission. Stand Easy. Ubique.

  • Ernest and Mia Beno

    Dear Sally, Holly, Rachel and Jane,

    Mia and I are shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of your wonderful husband and father, Dave. It hurts our hearts. What a wonderful soldier and leader, but more importantly the wonderful person he was. Dave had in spades the three qualities I hold the highest – loyalty, respect of others, and high moral standards. Under my direct command twice and as a friend for over 45 years (Lt Chupick in 1st Airborne Battery, and then “E” Battery (Para), and then CO 2 RCHA, but also the Kingston Command and Staff course, and three times as Training Advisor for 2RCHA), I have always held Dave in the highest regard. When I speak of loyalty and respect, with Dave it went both ways – he earned my loyalty and respect, and reciprocated – and he was tremendously loyal and respectful to the officers and soldiers that worked with and for him. When it came to moral conduct and behaviour, Dave only had one standard, the highest. He was modest, yes, but firm and called things the way they were. He knew right from wrong and good from bad, meeting the standard or not, and would tell you so (including me). He was professional to the core. When Dave was Commanding Officer 2RCHA I had, with good reason, the absolute and utmost confidence in him and in every decision he made, and it gave me great pride and pleasure to see how well he commanded the Regiment I had commanded exactly ten years earlier. And, we had a lot of fun together – Dave was always a pleasure to be with. Ever calm, and ever with a smile on his face.

    My heart goes out to you Sally and the girls. All I can say is that they you could not have had a better husband and father, and he could not have had a more caring and wonderful family. Such a sad loss for you, and far too early.

    We Gunners have lost a great friend and Canada has lost a wonderful soldier and leader. I feel fortunate to have served with such a professional officer and wonderful human being, Dave Chupick. We are sad, and
    we will all mourn this wonderful man, but we will always smile when we think of Dave.

    Good Shooting, Dave!
    Rest in peace.

    Airborne! Ubique!

    Ernie Beno, BGen Retired, and Mia

  • John McNair

    Having known Dave on and off for 40 years I have and will always retain my own memories of those times our paths crossed over those years: Phase 2 training in Gagetown, serving together in 1 RCHA and much later working together at CASC, Dave with Calian and me still in the military. I will never forget Dave reciting that age-old saying to we Officer Cadets on training in 1983: “Do as I say, not as I do!”. Given with that smile he had.

    Dave was taken from his family, and all of us, far too early in life. My sincere condolences to his family on the loss of a truly great man.

  • Mike Patchett

    RIP Dave. You were a great leader, mentor and friend. I’m heartbroken for the Chupick family’s loss.

  • Chris Comeau

    Sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Dave was my CO in 2RCHA and we remained friends throughout the remainder of our careers. He was a kind, thoughtful leader and true gentleman. I join you in mourning the loss of this impactful soul.

  • David MacPherson

    It was a pleasure to have served with Dave Chupick in Germany, when he was the Regimental Command Post (and Regimental Training) Officer in 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.

    But, to me, it was a gift and privilege to have served as Dave’s ‘BK’ (or ‘Battery Captain’ / second-in-command) in E Battery (Para) in the 2nd Regiment. Dave was a great leader, and too me… a great role model, and mentor. What is the essence of leadership? Trust. Through Dave’s character and actions, I and everyone I knew, we all granted Dave our trust – he earned it. If there was a soldier, NCO, or officer that did not trust Dave’s leadership… I never met them. Dave lived his life as a leader, and as a role model, for so many who followed and learned from him.

    Sir, thank you for sharing your life, your leadership, your example, and your friendship. You lived your life as a servant-leader, and the impact you had on others will live on, in all of those who had the honour to have known and learned from your example. I loved serving for and with you Dave. But I know I am just one of the so so many that admired you, trusted you… and we all would of followed you anywhere.

    Sally, and Rachel, and Holly, and Jane: Our prayers are with you at this time. And thank you for graciously sharing your husband, and your father, with all who knew him.

  • Bob Chamberlain

    What a fine Officer and Gentleman, which. I had the pleasure to know and serve Petawawa and Kingston. Sally, my prayers and thoughts are with you and family. RIP Dave, you left us too soon, but my memory of you will never fade. Bob Chamberlain (LCol, RCHA, Ret’d).

  • Tom Tomaso

    Dear Sally and all members of the Chupick family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Dave. I spent 2 of the best years of my career serving as Dave’s RSM when he was CO 2RCHA. He was highly respected by all members of the regiment. Our tour of Cyprus and the closing down of the Canadian contingent was mainly due to the leadership provided by Dave.
    He will be sorely missed by all who knew and served with him. I had the greatest respect for him and it was an honour to call him my friend.
    May he rest in Peace,
    Tom Tomaso

  • Pal Mann, RCE

    A life will lived, serving your nation, and preparing countless generations of officers to lead in the profession of arms. Thank you for your service, Gunner. Rest in peace Dave.

  • Greg and Bonnie Taylor

    I ran across Dave a few times in the Army but really got to know him when he was at the Army Simulation Centre in Kingston. One of the highlights of my post-Army career was to work for him on the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He was a great trainer, a great leader, and a great friend. Bonnie and I offer our sincere condolences to our dear friend Sally and to Dave’s extended family.

  • Dorothyanne Brown (Last)

    Thinking of you all and how difficult this must be. I remember Dave from the old days when I was a military spouse – he was always kind and fun.
    I do hope the memories and the knowledge of how much he was loved by all help lessen your sadness.

  • Ron Bragdon

    Dave snd I had some great times together working in exercises all over Canada from coast to coast and in our north. We tried to finish a great deal of our days with a single malt.
    He was more than a colleague, Dave was a true buddy. The cottage bunk house will forever be a testament to his talent and willingness to share that talent.
    I remember a night in Ottawa having dinner with a large chunk of his family. At the end there were hugs in the street to say farewell. I was included. On our walk back to the hotel Dave said with his famous smile “the last two that you hugged were not from my family”!
    I will always remember my Gunner Buddy!

  • Scott Long

    My sincerest condolences to the Chupick Family and David’s friends. I had the honor to serve with David in the forces. He was an outstanding leader and very well respected by all ranks. When he spoke people listened because he always had something worthwhile to contribute. I was deeply saddened to hear of his untimely passing. God Bless David and may he watch over and comfort his loved ones as they grieve his passing.

  • Steven Dowker

    I am very saddened to hear of the loss of Dave. In the early years of my career, he supported myself on a couple of contracts with Calian and was an excellent mentor through the entire process. I did not appreciate at the time just how much he was teaching me by handing responsibility for leading client calls, manage project activities and be the face of the work. Following the completion of this work, he sent my supervisor an email that changed the trajectory of my career. He was a selfless individual who had my upmost respect.

    In your time of loss, please know how far his reach extended and how instrumental he was as a mentor in my career. Thank you.

  • Garry Luloff

    A great loss to family and friends.
    We send our love to Sally, Holly, Rachel and Jane.
    He will truly missed by all.

    With love and prayers Garry, Christopher and Patrick

  • Ted Drew & Carrie Beavington

    We’re so sorry to hear of David’s sudden passing and offer our deepest sympathy for your loss – gone much too soon cousin.

  • Uncle Chris

    “We will always smile when we think of him” – wonderful words Holly! You do your Dad proud! Much love

  • Kevin Cotten

    Dave was a trusted and compassionate military leader. He set an excellent example for so many under his command. While he will be missed by all, we share many great memories by which to remember him for the wonderful man that he was!

  • Mark Chupick

    Words and tears are not enough to fill the void that David left on his passing. He will be more than missed because of a thousand different reasons. Rest in Peace, Bro.

  • Dave Banks

    Dave you will be sadly missed. You were a great boss and leader for the gang in A31. RIP.

  • Mary Sellars

    Sally and family, We are so devastated for your loss. Dave was a wonderful friend, more family than friend, to all of us. We are so sad for all of you but know that you will find comfort with each other and in all the wonderful memories you have. He will be missed, not only by you, but by us and so many of his other family and friends. We send you our deepest condolences and big hugs across the country. Love Mary, Mark and the family.

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