David Richard Lavender
September 26, 1952 - November 5, 2021
David Lavender passed away peacefully in his sleep, at St. Joseph’s Hospice London, on Friday, November 5th, 2021 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Jane (née Campbell) for 44 years. Loving father of Tracey Cronin (Paul) and Chrissy Lavender (Francis Majewski). The best Papa to Jillian, Olivia, and Colin. Loving brother of Wendy (Randy) and Ron (Colleen); brother-in-law to Delilah (Steve), Rose, Jym (Monique), and John. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Dorothy Lavender, his in-laws Peter and Espedita Campbell, his sister Diane (Sam), brother-in-law Chuck (Barb), and sister-in-law Susie. Also loved by numerous nieces and nephews.
David recently retired from IPEX in London. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel. Over the past few years, David became very enthusiastic about collecting and building LEGO. He could find a store that sold LEGO anywhere he went. The grandkids loved coming to visit and always asked to play with it as soon as they came in.
For 15 years, David was a dedicated member of the Listowel Kinsmen Club, as well as spent several years volunteering with the Listowel Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization.
The family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London.
Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family for a memorial visitation on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m and from 7:00 p.m to 9:15 p.m. Registration will be required to attend the visitation. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place and masks are mandatory. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.
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I was incredibly saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave at BATL on Tues Night Blue, and he was always a joyful presence and a great sport. He spoke of his family often and it was obvious how much he loved them and how proud he was. He was over the moon when Tracey was expecting Jillian, and he spoke about his sweet grandbaby all the time! I didn't have the opportunity to see him the past few years, but he would drop me a message from time to time and they always made my day. Dave was a joy to know, and I am so grateful our lives crossed. I'll always remember him with a huge grin on his face, an axe in his hand and a beer in the other :) He was a truly great man, and he will be missed by many.
Jane and family, we were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We had such great fun together golfing, laughing and who can forget that funny game mad gab….I believe that it was called. You are all in our hearts and prayers at this most difficult time. Sending love Bob and Betty Anne
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Treasure all your wonderful memories of Dave.
Sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carole Gethke
Janey, Chrissy and Tracey- Christopher, Ryan and Jake and I send you a ton of hugs and luvs. Our lives were all greatly touched by David and we have many many fun memories of times spent with all of you. He loved to laugh and have fun. He was intelligent, fun loving and totally committed to family and friends. We are all feeling sad today and will be getting together as a family to have a drink and “cheers” to his memory. We all shared stories today back and forth in texts. I believe him and Stewy and Snappy will be drinking and golfing and having fun together. Janey, I know you will be feeling sad and alone for awhile. You are a beautiful, wonderful lady and my best friend forever. My heart is very sad for you and really hurts for your loss. Jeez we shared so many good times all together and I am forever thankful for the parties and dinner and good times we all had together. I know I have been far away for along time now, but my love for you has never changed. Big hugs to you and I will see you in the New Year. Xoxoxo Love Sheree Stewart
Such a loss of a dear friend and colleague. He was such a jolly man who clearly was so proud of all of you. His face always lit up when sharing stories of his excursions and visits with you all and especially the cruises of a lifetime! He will be missed by all that knew him at IPEX for sure! Sincere condolences and prayers for your family.
Jane so sorry to hear the sad news Bernie & Judy Givens
Our deepest sympathy to you Jane and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Marg & Kim Sanburn.
My deepest condolences. Gone way too soon.
Tracey and family, sending my sincere condolences during this difficult time. May your happy memories help you get through this. Hugs
Jane my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Dave was a true friend and will be missed.
Our deepest sympathies to you and the entire Lavender family.
My heart is saddened at David's passing ! He has been a wonderful friend who was very dear to my heart ! My thoughts and my prayers are with you, his family, as you grieve!
Sincere sympathy, my thoughts are with you. Hugs
The moms of the group chat are thinking of you Chrissy. Sending you all prayers and strength.
Ron Lavender pledged to donate to St. Joseph's Hospice London. Gratitude for the compassionate care received by David Lavender and family.
Doug Maude pledged to donate to St. Joseph's Hospice London. Our Condolences Doug, Wendy, Justin & Samantha Maude
Scott & Cheryl Litt pledged to donate to St. Joseph's Hospice London. Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather & friend.
Jane and family. I was deeply saddened to learn of Dave's passing. Difficult times like this cause me to think back on that special time we all shared together in the Listowel Family of Kin. Although it has been sometime since I have seen you, I have and will always consider Dave and you good friends. My heart goes out to you. All my sympathy Ray Roswell
Holly Morrison pledged to donate to St. Joseph's Hospice London
Jane, Chrissy, Tracey and families. So sorry to hear about Dave. He touched a lot of people over the years. I think about our impromptu Christmas gatherings and suppers every time I see the Riverview home and it puts a smile on my face. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gay Pearc
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