David Jakob Fast
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It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of David Jakob Fast. He was the beloved husband of Janice for 56 years, and father of Dawne (John), and David (Tracy). Proud Opa of Sean, Alyssa (Jim), Jake (Kirstin), Joshua, and blessed papa of Urijah and Maryjane. Survived by sister Helen (Herman Adrian), brother and sister-in-laws Philip (Angelita), Gary (Jean), Marty (Natalie), Sandy, Albert and Linda. Predeceased by his parents Abram & Elizabeth, sister Elizabeth and brother Abe, and Brother-in-law Dan. He will also be fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends. Dave was known for his loyalty to them all, as well as his easy smile and generous nature. Dave spent 30 years working for Ford Glass Plant in Niagara Falls, but his main reason for working was to live life to the fullest. Early retirement then enabled him to spend lots of extra time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nothing gave him greater joy. He spent 26 years working on his golf game, and aside from his family, nothing kept him from his four days a week on the golf course with Jim, Colin and Doug. He managed four hole in ones, and twice shot his age. Practice did make perfect. Dave loved travelling with Janice (Ross and Vicki) and his family, and coffees with Val and Naz. Special Thanks to Dr. Mary Salib and her staff who were constant for Dave & our family. Also to St. Elizabeth for our last few days together. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to Walker Family Cancer Clinic would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.tallmanfuneralhomes.ca

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Published in St. Catharines Standard on May 22, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
Words seem minimal to describe a man who affected our lives to a max. Our hearts are broken and we will miss his infectious grin, mischievous giggle and big heart. Ken will miss uncle Dave (or kens second dad) at golf but knows hes now golfing with his dad Erv. Much love to aunt Jan, Dawne, John, Dave, Tracy and kids.
Ken and Leslie Hildebrand
Friend
May 25, 2020
Janice, Ian and I are so sorry for your loss, Dave Sr. Was a wonderful sweet man who always made you feel welcome and special
Patricia Adam
Friend
May 25, 2020
Very very sorry to hear I worked with Dave at Ford for many years and considered him a trusted friend we had golfed a number of times and exchanged Cancun stories I will miss the odd times we exchanged e-mails
Bill Dann
Coworker
May 24, 2020
I only knew Dave from the course, he was a very friendly gentleman and would always have a place for you to sit and chat. He loved golf and the 4 amigos always had a great time. His smile was so comforting and inviting. He will be greatly missed this season and the seasons to come. My deepest sympathies to your family Dave. Rest In Peace my friend. We will try for a hole in one for you this year.
Marlene Soucy
Friend
May 24, 2020
Our Heartfelt condolences to Jan and the Fast Family , RIP our friend , you will always be remembered .
Theo & Colleen Curvin
Friend
May 23, 2020
Dave was a very fine gentleman who will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Cadinal Lakes has lost a great member.
Paul Wochesen
Friend
May 23, 2020
Dave you are definitely one of the good ones sir and will be missed by all.
Hit em long and straight.
Brian Staneff
Friend
May 22, 2020
Dear Jan and family. We were so sad to hear about Dave's passing. May your wonderful memories get you and your family through this most difficult time. Corinne & Ron
Corinne & Ron Grundy
Friend
May 22, 2020
Im so sorry for your loss Janice. I cannot imagine how difficult this past year has been for you. I never had the chance to work with Dave but always kept an eye out for him when he was with us. Your devotion and support to your family did not go unnoticed. Thinking of you and your family. (Occupational Therapist - Alex from 3B)
Alexandria Giles
May 22, 2020
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May 22, 2020
Dearest Jan, Dave, Tracy, Dawn, John and families. Sending my deepest condolence to all of you. Dave was the very best neighbour , friend and mentor. I will always have the best memories of his kindness support understanding and his giving nature. May all the memories continue to flow through you all and in time wipe the tears and bring smiles again. With love Lisa Petersen
Lisa Petersen
Friend
May 22, 2020
Dear David and Tracy and family so very sorry of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are for all of you.
Terri Barrow
Friend
May 22, 2020
ave was a great guy. I loved playing golf at Cardinal Lakes in the Tuesday a.m. group. We played many rounds together often in the mens senior championship ( which both of us won on various occasions). Win or lose Dave was gracious and friendly. I will miss him a lot. Hey Dave, there is a guaranteed tee time in heaven. Long and straight my friend. Tom Q.
Tom Quarantillo
Friend
May 22, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person and friend. We will all miss Dave. (The muffin man)
Jan, our hearts go out to you and your family at this time. He was special. Dr. Ciocca, Dr. Goode, Dr. Macdonald, Julie, Angie, Anna, Pat, and the rest of the staff at Linwell Park Dental.
Angie Wright
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