Dr. David M. Speer, 86, Canton


CANTON -- Dr. David M. Speer, 86 of Canton, NY passed away from this life on April 18, 2024, at the Plattsburg, NY Hospital.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

David is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Speer and three sons, and their wives and 6 grandchildren and his brother, Jack Speer.

He was predeceased by parents; Hilda and Webster Speer DVM, his sister, Virginia and brother, William.

David Graduated from Canton Highschool in 1956 and then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 1964.

He returned to Canton to open the Canton Animal Hospital and practiced until 2005 when he sold the practice then continued to work for the practice for 14 more years.

David was active in many Veterinary Societies and professional organizations over the years.

He enjoyed fishing and always tried to incorporate a fishing trip into any vacation, which were few and far between.

David was a voracious reader with an extensive library.

He also enjoyed gardening and planted many trees throughout his life. He enjoyed nature and the outdoors, had a pragmatic approach to conservation and didn’t waste time or resources with anything he did.

He always thought of his family before himself and was a great provider.

He was also very generous to his friends and extended family and donated to many causes.

In lieu of flowers any contribution may be made to the Canton Rescue Squad, 77 Riverside Drive, Canton, NY.

Information can be found through the Allen-Denesha Funeral home. Condolences can be left on the website.