M, #7395, b. 20 June 1884, d. 9 March 1962
Ritchie was born on 20 June 1884 at Gourdon, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Ritchie and Ann McBay. David Ritchie was a fisherman. He married Jane Pirie at Alexandra Cafe, Market street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 16 October 1908.3,2 David Ritchie emigrated in March 1913 from Glasgow, Scotland, along with wife Jane Ritchie, on the ship ‘Letitia’. They arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on 12 March 1913 and settled in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.2 He was in the Royal Canadian Navy Fisherman’s Reserve and during World War II (1942-1944) was the Captain of HMCS Santa Maria, a Canadian Naval Patrol Vessel.2 David died on 9 March 1962 at Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, at age 77.2 He was buried on 13 March 1962 at Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.4,2
Children of David Ritchie and Jane Pirie
- [S5909] David Ritchie, Register of Births in the District of Bervie in the County of Kincardine, "David Ritchie, 1884, June Twentieth 11h 50m P.M. at Gourdon, Bervie, Male. Father: James Ritchie, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Ritchie M. S. McBay, married 1881 December 23d in Benholm. Informant: James Ritchie, His X Mark, Father, Present, William Jarvis Registrar Witness, father. Registered: 1884, June 28th at Inverbervie, William Jarvis, Registrar."
- [S5898] Kerry Thomson, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Kerry Thomson of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
- [S5899] David Ritchie to Jane Pirie, Statutory Register of Marriages, "1908, on the Sixteenth day of October at Alexandra Cafe, Market Street, Aberdeen. After Banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland. David Ritchie, fisherman (bachelor), 24 years, resident at Fore Street, Johnshaven, Father: James Ritchie, fisherman, Mother: Annie Ritchie M.S. McBay (Dec). Jane Pirie, school-teacher (spinster), 21 years, resident at 219 Portknockie, Banff, Father: Alexander Pirie, fisherman, Mother: Jessie Pirie M.S Cowie. Minister: George Andrew Johnston, Minr of John Knox Parish of Aberdeen. Helen Ann Wood, witness. Alfred Bay, witness. Registered: 1908 October 16th at Aberdeen, James Pratt Registrar."
- [S5901] David Ritchie, Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of DAVID RITCHIE 1884-1962
Peace Perfect Peace."