David Easingwood

Obituary of David Bruce Easingwood

With broken hearts, we announce David Bruce Easingwood of St. Catharines ON, passed away suddenly at home on June 21, 2023. Dave was born to Betty and George Easingwood on July 18, 1945 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.


He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Diane; son Matthew and daughter-in-law Lesley, grandsons Jarvis & Charles; his daughter Heather and son-in-law Jason, granddaughter Lily, sister Barbara, brother-in-law Trevor and dear uncle to nieces Helen, Jane & Kate; lastly his best friend Tosh the dog, who was always by his side.


Dave was an active sportsman from his school days in England. He enjoyed cricket, tennis, golf, and particularly squash, where he played to the highest standard and coached at The Club at White Oaks. Matthew has inherited the squash gene of which Dave was extremely proud. In his retirement years, Dave remained an avid reader, an excellent gardener, a talented watercolor painter, a music lover, an exotic fish breeder and a faithful Leeds United Supporter. Most of all, he simply loved being a Grandpa.


Dave had a long career as a Civil Structural Engineer that began in England then Nova Scotia and ended in the oil and gas pipelines of Alberta.


Dave passed suddenly from heart failure in his beloved garden at home with Diane at his side. It has been a shock to lose Dave/Dad/Grandpa so soon, however, his family and friends will always treasure special memories of all being together so recently this past October as Dave finally walked Heather down the aisle at her long-awaited wedding. It was a beautiful day full of love that brought everyone together again post Covid and it was eloquently topped off by Dave’s loving speech. Dave was a quiet man but when he spoke, everyone listened and became captivated by his kind, distinguished British gentleman manner.


A funeral mass will be held at St. Julia’s Catholic Church at 251 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario at 10:00 AM on Friday July 14, 2023; with a lunch reception at the church to follow Mass. All are welcome, and it will also be live streamed. Donations can be made to St. Julia’s Roman Catholic Church or Niagara Health Outpatient Mental Health Program through our online website if so desired.

A Memorial Tree was planted for David
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at George Darte Funeral Chapel Inc.
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