August 27, 1942 – November 22, 2014
Died peacefully at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Saturday, November 22, 2014, aged 72 years. Husband of Susan for 48 years. Loving father of Richard and Nicholas (Stacey) and proud grandfather of Elizabeth, Connor and Patrick. Emigrated from the U.K. to Canada. Owned and ran a successful business “Avon Engineering Limited” until his retirement. Active member of Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and Christ Church Flamborough. Sailing was his passion. Many thanks to all the care givers David had at home and during the 7 months he spent at the hospice (his second home). A Celebration of his Life will be held at CHRIST CHURCH, FLAMBOROUGH, 92 Hwy #8 Dundas, ON on Saturday November 29th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or Christ Church Flamborough would be appreciated.
Sue, Nick and Richard and Extended Family;
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.
Dave had a profound and lasting positive impact on myself and my extended family, his kindness and understanding in good times and bad were consistent and very appreciated. We all learned a lot from working with and being around Dave and his robust passion for his work and for those who worked for and with him will always be remembered.
My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with David at Bridge and Tank until it’s closure in 1984.
I also had the privilege of dealing with Avon Engineering and David as a supplier to Dofasco. David was a fine man.
So sorry for your loss.
Sue and the family;
Sincerely condolences on the passing of David. We fondly remember our worship together at the
8:30 services. We also cherish our coincidental sharing of the ferry trip to P.E.I.
Always in our prayers.
Sue, you will never walk alone.
Hello Nick and Family.
I am very sorry for your loss, My sincere condolences to your Mother and extended Family, the only words of comfort I can say is, that he is at peace now, and not suffering anymore. I did not know your Dad personally , I had only met your Dad twice , but all the guys in the shop, who knew your Father and worked for him , they all said the same thing , He was a great guy and a great employer.
Sue, Nick, Richard and Extended Family;
I was one of the lucky ones to have known Dave for so many years, May the wind always be at his back and the sun upon his face!
We are thinking about you.
Carly and Nella
Sue, Richard, Nick and family,
I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. It was an honour and a privilege getting to know David throughout his final journey at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. May the love and support shown throughout his illness hold you tight today, tomorrow and always. Think of him often, remember him always.
Sue and Family,
We are very sorry for your for your loss.
We have missed seeing him at the McCoy’s hockey games and somehow wished that he would overcome this
and we would see him again beside you.
Bob and Pat had told us what the team did for him during the Allan Cup and again, hope against hope we thought we
would see him again. We wish for all of you, that love will surround you at this time of sorrow and help you through.
Sue, Nick and family: Sorry to hear of Dave`s passing. It was a pleasure to work with him and the gang at Avon. I hope he got to enjoy his retirement as much as I have.
Sue, Nick and family;
I had the pleasure of working for Dave at Avon engineering.It was one of the best companys I had the pleasure to work for.Dave always treated us all like extended family.I had alot of respect for him.So sorry to his family for their loss.And hope time heals your loss and leaves only happy memories.
My condolence on Dave’s passing, he is in a better place. I had the pleasure of working with Avon Engineering on the Little Current Swing Bridge on Manitoulin Island and the Burlington Canal Vertical Lift Bridge. Dave’s was a kind man and fun to work with. God bless.
Such sad news to receive in a Xmas card. Dave was a great guy. We did our Diploma in Management Studies at Teeside in the Uk. I was the one who did not understand statistics. Dave was the friend who gave time and expertise, we became friends. We have fond memories of Dave and Sue visiting our home in the Yorkshire Dales a few years ago.
No surprise to read the good comments above. Dave was one of the best and will I am sure be surely missed.
Our Love to Sue and the family
Ken and Iris Smith
Dear Sue, Nick and Richard,
We are deeply saddened to hear of David´s passing away. I have fond memories of the times our families spent together and how he patiently took on the responsibility of occupying us younger cousins. Heidi and I send our heartfelt condolences to you all and wish you strength at this difficult time.
John and Heidi,
Belated condolences to Sue and family. David was my cousin -and he got in touch with me in the year before he passed,to discuss our family tree and to exchange fond memories of our childhoods. I’ll never forget watching the Queen’sCoronation in 1953at his family home in Hartburn,Stockton (they were one of the few families with a television) I was very envious of David and Robin’sgold coronation coach! Once again, my condolences.
Richard and family,
My belated condolences. I remember from our high school days when your father kindly drove us to the weekly Hamilton Chess Club.