David James Jarvis
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David James Jarvis passed away July 14, 2021, at the age of 68, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved son of Christena Jarvis and Victor (deceased), survived by Son Liam, Sisters Dianne and Deborah. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Jul. 21, 2021.
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July 24, 2021
I worked with Dave on the Mental Health Advisory Committee as the OPP representative. Loved that we shared the same last name and the same love and concern for the marginalized in our community. He was a pillar of strength to the team and a real gentle man. It was an honour to have known him and the world is a little darker without him in it. I pray for peace for his family.
Val Jarvis
Friend
July 24, 2021
One of the most balanced, kind and gentle but no bullcrap man i had the pleasure of meeting. May you be blessed on your continued journey home brother
Rich Rammler
Friend
July 23, 2021
Dave will be a part of Haliburton for a long. He was so respected by all community members. He was not afraid to rock the boat and follow through help people and the community to become better.
As mentioned by many Dave was very respected. I worked at different agency and Dave was the greatest mentor I had for 15 years. I both professionally and personally. Available 24/7. I will always remember conferences and Dave's ability to great us all talking and sharing about each , that we learned we are all human and appreciated each other. Thank you for that. I believe there is a bit of you in all of us.
Todd Meredith
Coworker
July 23, 2021
My sincere condolences to Dave’s family during this difficult time. I felt sad to hear the news of his passing. Dave was a coworker, friend and a caring mentor. I am grateful to have known him during good and difficult times. I felt a special connection to Dave, as we both shared in common the loss of a parent early in our lives. Dave celebrated and supported opportunities that came my way, and I remain grateful for his compassion and support. Thank you for the laughs and kindness. May you Rest In Peace.

Alexandra MacKay

Alexandra MacKay
Coworker
July 23, 2021
I had the tremendous pleasure of knowing Dave as a colleague but also calling him a friend. Always unconventional, never judgmental and endlessly caring, Dave truly embodied what makes Haliburton County special in its approach. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and the community members who were fortunate enough to have known him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Marina
July 22, 2021
My condolences to Dave’s family. Dave was a co-worker and friend for many years and I am glad I knew him. He came alongside many of us who worked at HHHS during the good times and difficult times. During some of the hardest times in my life he was there to coach me through the circumstances and always available to talk and be a lifeline. He was wonderful at reaching out to check in and see how things were going and would be a caring, compassionate confidante who always made me laugh too. I will miss him.
July 22, 2021
One of the first people I met when I entered the MH world in Healthcare, such a great mentor! Dave was always supportive and helpful in my new role, we shared lots of laughs at mutual meetings over the years until his retirement. So saddened to hear this. RIP Dave!
Jessica Holt
Coworker
July 22, 2021
Dave has left a legacy in Haliburton County, far beyond the confines of his work with Mental Health. So many of the systems which people rely on for assistance and support are the outflow of Dave’s concepts of developing a caring community.

Eccentric and contrarian, Dave pushed me to think past the orthodox thinking of the day and always supported and mentored my work with patience and authentic interest and concern for human suffering.

He was also a hilarious companion in a tree-stand during various hunting seasons, an adroit navigator of Professional Conferences, a connoisseur of maple syrup and Toyota trucks, and a heck of a friend. I will be reminded of him as I drive around this County and view the places and people Dave was so fond of each and every day. Rest in Peace my friend.
Andrew
Friend
July 22, 2021
David was a great colleague. We enjoyed many laughs and drinks at conferences. We shared a dark sense of humour and sarcasm. An easy going guy who was raw and honest. So sad to see his retirement cut short. My condolences to his son Liam and the rest of the family.
Trent Parmiter
Coworker
July 21, 2021
What sad news!!! Always had a great admiration for Dave. I remember the great laughs we had at conferences and introducing me to specific restaurants that I will hold in my heart for many other reasons. God bless Dave. In prayers ♥♥♥
Desmond Meenan
July 21, 2021
One of the most kind giving guys I’ve ever met. And the best freind I ever had. Miss ya bro.
Paul Orchard
Friend
July 21, 2021
I enjoyed my time with Dave very much over our years at HHHS. We became good friends and supported each other through many ups and downs in our personal and work lives. I felt that he was always there for me and I could count on him in any situation. I know many others who felt the same way. Dave was interesting, had a great sense of humour, was kind and caring, and an all-around good person. I was glad to know how happy he was to have met a wonderful person to spend his retirement with. I’m glad he had that time. I am very sad to know his life was cut short. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and other loved ones.
Cathy Outram
Friend
July 21, 2021
Mr. David Jarvis AKA The captain, is undoubtedly the bedrock of my career. He hired me into my first clinical job fresh after completing my Bachelor's of psychology and was a leader and mentor to me. He supported my keen attitude and backed me up on several special projects and policy developments around the office. His teachings weren't always conventional or by the textbook, but he was smart and astute and I value the supervision he provided as I learned a very tough field of work. Without hesitation he coordinated generous work accommodations for me to have Fridays off to go back to school on the weekends for my Masters of social work so I could "get the letters" as he said. He also allowed me two special leaves to finish my practicums and went above and beyond to assist me in obtaining an educational grant from the hospital foundation towards my tuition. When it was time for me to leave his organization to be closer with my family he graciously provided me with a thoughtful letter of recommendation. Most recently I contacted him early this year again for his support as a reference in my next professional journey and he was kind and supportive with his response. I got the job, in part thanks to him and my first day I was stopped by my new coworker who told me word had gotten out that I was preceded by high recommendation from an excellent reference and I can only assume that was the captain at work. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with him and maintain a positive relationship years after. When I last contacted him we spoke at length catching up on our lives and shared interests and I'm now so appreciative of that phone call. I thanked him in that conversation, but had I known it would be our last I would have said more to show him my gratitude. He was a good leader with a creative mind. He was an influencer and distinctly had an influence on my professional development and career path. I will miss him and do my best to honor his memory through my social work trying to better the lives of society's vulnerable and marginalized people. Thank-you and rest in peace Dave. From Bridget *MSW :)
Bridgey
Coworker
July 21, 2021
Mr. David Jarvis AKA The captain, is undoubtedly the bedrock of my career. He hired me into my first clinical job fresh after completing my Bachelor's of psychology and was a leader and mentor to me. He supported my keen attitude and backed me up on several special projects and policy developments around the office. His teachings weren't always conventional or by the textbook, but he was smart and astute and I value the supervision he provided as I learned a very tough field of work. Without hesitation he coordinated generous work accommodations for me to have Fridays off to go back to school on the weekends for my Masters of social work so I could "get the letters" as he said. He also allowed me two special leaves to finish my practicums and went above and beyond to assist me in obtaining an educational grant from the hospital foundation towards my tuition. When it was time for me to leave his organization to be closer with my family he graciously provided me with a thoughtful letter of recommendation. Most recently I contacted him early this year again for his support as a reference in my next professional journey and he was kind and supportive with his response. I got the job, in part thanks to him and my first day I was stopped by my new coworker who told me word had gotten out that I was preceded by high recommendation from an excellent reference and I can only assume that was the captain at work. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with him and maintain a positive relationship years after. When I last contacted him we spoke at length catching up on our lives and shared interests and I'm now so appreciative of that phone call. I thanked him in that conversation, but had I known it would be our last I would have said more to show him my gratitude. He was a good leader with a creative mind. He was an influencer and distinctly had an influence on my professional development and career path. I will miss him and do my best to honor his memory through my social work trying to better the lives of society's vulnerable and marginalized people. Thank-you and rest in peace Dave. From Bridget *MSW :)
Bridget
Coworker
July 21, 2021
I was so fortunate to work with Dave during his time with HHHS. He was a strong and passionate advocate for the people he served, and overall, just a wonderful and supportive colleague. I was sad to see Dave retire, but understood he had given his all and it was time for him to enjoy life a bit more. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and would like to extend my very sincere condolences to his family and friends. Dave was a treasure.
Jai Mills
Friend
July 21, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He and my Dad (Ron Adlam) worked together and reunited again through a mutual friend/neighbour Damon Toth. My Dad always spoke highly of Dave and I know they enjoyed many good times both through work and at Damon’s! Dad passed in January and I hope they have met up again wherever they are now and continue their friendship and good times.

Take care during this sad time, and take comfort in the fact he can be at peace and fought a hard battle!
Jenn Adlam
Acquaintance
July 21, 2021
Dave was one of a kind, in the very best way! He was authentic, wise, funny, approachable and so much more. My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. I feel blessed and privileged to have known and worked with Dave over the years. I have many fond memories of Dave and will cherish the laughs we shared and time we spent together.
Christine Crough
Coworker
July 21, 2021
Our deepest condolences to David’s family. We have fond memories of David during his time as a supervisor at Kinark.
Alison and Mark Wilkins
Coworker
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