FIRTH, David (Dave) - Peacefully, at home on Friday, July 2, 2021. David Harry Firth (Dave) of London, Ontario passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Firth (2013) and loving partner of Susan Moore. Loving father of Stephen (Beth), Tim (Shannon), Nancy (Mike) Petryschuk and Janet (Michael) Mavis. Lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dave was predeceased by his brothers Robert Firth, Stuart Firth and sister Joycelyn Giles. Dave had a 37 year career with Canada Trust in Trust Operations both at the branch and corporate levels. Dad lived an exemplary life of service through volunteer roles with Scouts Canada, Kiwanis International, Mission Services, The Canadian Red Cross, his church and other local organizations. Visitation will be held at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Thursday, July 8 from 2-5 p.m. Visitation by appointment only; RSVP to 519-433-7253. A private family funeral service will be conducted at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church with Archdeacon Sam Thomas officiating. Cremation and interment at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 397 Springbank Drive, London Ontario N6J 1G7, Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London Children’s Trust, P.O. Box 312 Station B, London Ontario N6A 4W1, or the charity of your choosing would be gratefully appreciated.
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Rodney and Judith Senior
July 5, 2021, 4:56 pm
Thinking of you, Janet and Mike. Sad time for you, but we are sure that you hold many happy memories in your hearts. Blessings, Rodney and Judith
July 7, 2021, 8:35 am
Dear Susan and family. So sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. Sending sincere condolences for your loss.
Bob and Vicki Bassett
July 6, 2021, 8:48 pm
Holding you and your family close in our prayers Janet.
July 6, 2021, 4:26 pm
Dear Steven and Beth;We are so very sorry to hear of the recent passing of your father here in London,Ontario.What a truly fine humanitarian and citizen he was to all of us through his church and likewise his many numerous clubs and organizations he belonged to for many years to make our lives great into the future as each one of his family and likewise friends travel down the road to our future with career aspirations and personal lifes adventures still to be fulfilled under many memories given and bestowed upon each one of us we trust.Yours Sincerely Brian Cross,Harry and Dalene TenHaaf and family,London,Ontario,Brenda and Doug Martin Scarborough,Ontario.Please take genuine care in your lives foe each one of us okay we trust as always.
July 7, 2021, 12:14 pm
Dear Tim,Steve and Families,
We were saddened to read of your Dad passing but have great memories of him. We treasure to this day the memories of him as we experienced at FS Chorus. Great voice great sense of humour.
To loose a parent is painful but at his age you can treasure the memories of his love and modelling .We send you our sincere condolences and wish you blessings as you say your farewell to your Father.
Hope to see you again at some point at a future choral concert.
with our love and best wishes,
Hank & Anne Vander Laan
Marnie and Stan Hazle
July 7, 2021, 8:42 pm
Dave was a family friend and best friend to our brother, Phil Cox,for over 70 years. He will always be remembered as a compassionate, gentle person who was readily available to lend a helping hand. Dave will be missed but always remembered with a smile.
July 10, 2021, 12:28 pm
I was amazed and entertained by your dad/partner/grandfather from the moment I first met him. I wish I had known him longer. He welcomed me into the family with open arms and I will always remember him dearly for that. Love and hugs to all.
July 5, 2021, 12:59 pm
Dear Stephen, Tim, Nancy and Janet:
Your Dad, Dave, has been the best family friend we could ever ask for over the past more than 60 years. We already miss his presence. May Gods Strength and Peace be with each one of you. When someone you Love becomes a Memory the Memory becomes a Treasure. Love from Auntie Meryl.
Jill and John Schitka
July 6, 2021, 8:43 pm
Nancy, Janet, Tim, and Stephen
We send our deepest sympathy to all of you
in the loss of your wonderful father. He was a such a wonderful person and I always will remember how much he loved dogs. He always seemed to have af few dog biscuits to give our dogs when we visited our parents on Nottinghill.
I know you will miss him very much.
Jill, John, Kyra, Luke, Noah, Phil, Rylie, Emmett
Ed and Sandra Petryschuk
July 4, 2021, 8:11 pm
Nancy, Mike and family
We were very sad to hear about the passing of your father. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 4, 2021, 4:38 pm
My condolences to Susan and family for the passing of David. In the brief time that I knew David, I found him to be a very compassionate, humble, kind and loving man with an impressionable mind for statistics, dates and current events. I am so glad that Susan was able to share so many treasured memories in their travels and daily lives together.
Gerry and Marlene Fagan
July 16, 2021, 3:36 pm
Sending our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a great man, a better friend, and will be missed.
Love Gerry and Marlene
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