Dr. David John Wren, B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph. D., ndc
September 9, 1950 - January 7, 2019
With great sadness we announce Dave's passing at home on January 7, 2019. Dave lived life with unbounded curiosity. He always viewed life through a glass-half-full lens and he left feeling he was truly blessed. During his rich life, he realized significant achievements. He earned his Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Toronto and completed a post-doc at Kansas State University. He then went on to a 30-year career at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. that took him to Pinawa, Ottawa, Kingston (for a wonderful opportunity for travel and learning with the National Defense College), Deep River, and eventually Mississauga/London. Dave's passions over the years included cooking and eating, hosting family and friends, watching sports on tv, playing hockey, golf and tennis, rapaciously consuming knowledge and trivia on all topics, reading (especially sci-fi), having a good debate, teasing his friends and family, and traveling the world. Throughout his life he was a lover of cards and crosswords, steak, a smooth scotch, eclairs and British murder mysteries. Most of all, he loved his family and his friends. He will be remembered for his generosity, joking personality, and encyclopedic knowledge. To his family, he was the best husband, best dad, best son, and best brother. David was born in Niagara Falls to Jennie (nee Fedorkow) and Arthur Wren. He is survived by his beloved wife and partner of 36 years, Jungsook Clara (nee Jang), his loving daughters Sumi (Trevor Wasik) and Sujin, his granddaughters Lilian and Aurelia Wasik, his mother Jennie, his sisters Nancy (John Bontje) and Patty (Geoff Turnbull), his sister-in-law Meehae (Alan Johnson), his brothers-in-law Moonseok (Jo, Jung) and Heesung (Bang, Yongsam), and his nieces and nephews, Katie, Ben, Bram, Faye, Woojae, Jungyoon, Woochun, Bomi, and Bobae. We will miss him so very much. An open memorial gathering will be held from 2 - 5 pm on Saturday January 12th, 2019 at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London, Ontario, N6A 1W9. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada.
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