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LACY, David Francis
October 23, 1956 - June 23, 2014
The family of David Francis Lacy, son, husband, and father, announce with sadness his peaceful surrender to brain cancer at home on June 23 at the age of 57 years.
David will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Laurie, and their precious children, Ryan, Sean, David, Brendan and Leanne; by his mother, Helen; and by his brothers and sisters, James, Patricia (Bob), twin Kit (Michael), Donald (Julia), and Margaret (Anthony). David will also be forever remembered by his numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Born in Invermere, BC, David grew up in Chemainus, BC, on Vancouver Island, where he graduated high school (Cowichan Secondary). David moved to Edmonton and worked for 29 years at Celanese Inc. until the plant closed, whereupon he worked at Transalta for the past seven years as an outage scheduler. David loved flying gliders in his single days, and willingly gave this up for complete dedication to family life, always highly involved with the activities of the five children, the parish, and the home education community. Many thanks to the palliative home care team; special thanks to Lynn, David's wonderful care aide in his final months.
A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at Connelly- McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street NW, Edmonton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 210 Haddow Close, Edmonton, with Fr. Andrew Bogdanowicz celebrating.
Memorial donations in memory of David may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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Published in Edmonton Journal on Jun. 25, 2014.
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October 21, 2014
Dear Laurie and family - I am so so sorry to hear of this. David was such a beautiful soul and a tremendous addition to our Hockey Edmonton Rec League family. Our deepest condolences to you and the family.
Loree Dawson
August 13, 2014
I express my condolences to the Lacy family on the passing of David. We were good friends in high school at Chemainus and Cowichan and graduated together in 1975. David was always a bright light with a huge sense of humour and he loved a good practical joke. Soar high old friend!
Andrew Riley
August 2, 2014
lacy family so sorry for your loss.
i met david in 1980 he took pictures at my wedding ,wonderful baby sitter my daughter loved him,my ex husband wayne bates worked with him at celanese inc.i was so shocked when i found out,my heart and prayers going out to you all r.n.p my friend will be missed..ivey-bates- youden
July 27, 2014
Laurie and family, I only knew David for a short time, but I learned very quickly that he was a gentle, caring person. His love for his family was very clear. David will be missed. My deep condolences to you; may your memories be a source of comfort to you.
Brenda Pullen
July 26, 2014
Shocked and saddened to see David has passed away. I had the pleasure of knowing David during our Canada World Youth experience in 1975/76. I will always remember his cheerfulness and friendly demeanor. He was a joy to be around.
Sincere condolences to the Lacy family. Gone to soon.
Danielle St. Amant Wookey
July 24, 2014
Just received the sad news about David from my mother by way of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle. David and I were good friends in high school in Chemainus and graduated from Cowichan Senior Secondary School together (Class of 1975!). David had a great sense of humour and I think back to those great times we had together at the old Lacy home on Chemainus Road. My sincere condolences on your loss - now you can fly and be free at last, David!
John Bennie
July 21, 2014
Laurie - Sandra passed on the sad news. May you each find strength when you need it. Treasure your memories and hopefully you will feel his light and spirit each day. Warm thoughts.
Nancy (O'Brien) Kortbeek
July 16, 2014
Laurie nd family thinking of you all in ur time of sorrow , may the dear lord strengthen you all as you go on with ur lives . Didn't know you all but the few times we met Dave n Laurie at the cross doing treatment we had nice visits also seem like very nice folk . Family when you miss him just think of the great legacy that he left behind . God bless you all , with all our care love J Judith Wipf n family
Rosanne Wipf
July 15, 2014
Laurie, Sandra shared the sad information about David last year. I'm sure that the time you and the children had with him was special. My condolences for your loss.
Jon Rossall
July 7, 2014
Dave was a wonderful man with a great heart and wonderful joy for life and his family. He is at peace...until we meet again Dave. Prayers and strength to David's family at this time. RIP dear friend.
Darlene Cardinal
July 4, 2014
I'm deeply sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. David is always with you in soul and spirit.
Heather Burke
June 30, 2014
Dear Lacy Family
I did not know David as an adult, but our families were connected through our youth and being friends with Pat meant that I was aware of how your lives were progressing through the years. So sorry that the last couple of years have been so difficult, but knowing your connection to your faith and the support you have received from your community, I am sure you will be supported through this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers and those of my family (the van den Bergs) are with you at this time.
Berna Ruffell
June 30, 2014
Dear Laurie, Ryan, Sean, David, Brendan and Leanne:
David was such a good-spirited, inspirational person. He certainly will be missed by everyone who knew him. We really appreciated all his help and good humor when the boys were involved in scholastic chess events. He obviously was a great dad and a great guy.
Bruce, Patricia and Derek Thomas;
The Roving ChessNuts and Society of Alberta Chess Knights
June 30, 2014
Dear Laurie and family,
Our hearts were saddened to hear about David. We are thinking about you and the kids and wishing you peace at this time.
David, Nancy, Julia, and Hannah Phillips
June 29, 2014
Laurie and family,

May love give you comfort and time give you peace.
Thoughts and prays are with you.

Ken and Kathleen Nachtigal
June 29, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the Lacy Family.
Caroline Puyat
June 29, 2014
Dear Laurie and family,

We were all very sad to hear that David had passed away.

We always remember with great affection your visit to England and the lovely time we had together.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Your English cousins,
Joan, Marian, Richard, James, Joshua (Byrt), Sarah & Christian (Trenker)
June 28, 2014
The Fleming family would like to offer our condolences to Laurie and the family. We had the pleasure of knowing David for many years, starting with Celanese and expanding outside of work. He was a great friend and workmate and a tremendous husband and father. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Paul, Yvonne & Family
June 28, 2014
We offer our deepest condolences to your family on David's passing. We pray that your Faith, which is so evident in all that you do and which is an example for us all, will ease your journey through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry Harris and all the Harris family
June 28, 2014
Please accept our deepest sympathy from the Nypiuk/Bohaycuk Family, Shannon and Michelle. Dave will be missed. xoxo
June 28, 2014
Laurie & family, we are deeply saddened & will continue to pray for you all. May Gods light shine through our wonderful memories of Dave XO
June 27, 2014
My condolences to the Lacy family during this time of great loss. May God' s Holy Spirit comfort you and give you strength during your tine of grieving.
Emma MacMain (van den Berg)
June 27, 2014
We will always cherish the good times spent with David. He was a wonderful friend and workmate. We know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Laurie and family.

Marilyn & Derrick
June 27, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this difficult time. Stay strong...
Kathy Udahl
June 27, 2014
We 'd like to offer condolence and best wishes. We are the parents of Allison Naidu, from Regina, and made your acquaintance in the pews at St Thomas More. David, you and your family are obviously faithful, it's heartening to see, and we hope it carries you well through a tough time. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and David, and give you peace.
Cam & Judy Cooper
June 27, 2014
I worked with Dave at Celanese for many years. He was full of life and his laughter could fill many rooms. Myself, Dave with his '79 Volare and 2 other C.A. boys went up to Sunshine in the depths of winter circa 1982. Coming home was -35 down Hwy2. That was my 1st ski trip and it was memorable. Dave made it more fun. Rest in peace Dave, you were a hard worker, smart and a great family man. Condolences to his family.
Tony and Linda Gull
June 27, 2014
David was such an approachable person. He always had a smile and a kind word. We only knew him a short time, but liked him immediately. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Paul and Rachelle Godin
June 26, 2014
Our most heartfelt condolences to you, Laurie, and the family on the passing of David. While we will be away for the funeral, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Edith and Morris Baraniecki
June 26, 2014
Many prayers and blessings to your family from the Landrys.
Bonnie Landry
June 26, 2014
Dear Laurie and family: We are sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved David. God's blessings and peace be with all of you during this time.
Clay&Marie Buchanan
June 26, 2014
Dear Laurie, family and the extended Lacy families,
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of David - a wonderful husband, best friend, father,son, brother, uncle, cousin, mentor and caregiver of many. We have never met but feel we know you through our dear friends Pat and Bob. Sending you our deepest condolences. May David rest in peace. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Maureen Shakespeare, Les Stead and family.
Maureen Shakespeare
June 26, 2014
You couldn't help but be happy when you were around David; his humour, his smiles, his passion for his family and his respect for others was second to none! He was always a pleasure to work with at Celanese, and a very honourable man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
NIki Lamoureux
June 25, 2014
I worked with Dave at Celanese and I will always remember his friendly nature and warm smile. It was a pleasure to be around him and I think that is a testament to the great life he lived. My condolences to all of his family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Richard Skura
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie and family,

Please accept my most sincere condolences and know that my heart goes out to you all.

I will always remember when Jim asked me to meet both of you and the kids for the first time, I was nervous but as soon as we arrived, David came toward me with open arms and his usual beautiful smile (pushed playfully Jim out of the way), gave me a big hug and welcome me to his home, I knew at that moment that I was meeting a very special man.

I will always have precious memories of David and he will be greatly missed.

I keep you all in my prayers and in my thoughts.

Love and hugs, Nicole
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie and all Family Members,
So sorry for your loss, especially for a father lost too soon and a husband no longer to hold. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Paul and Dodi McCann
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie and children:
Working with Dave at Celanese was a gift to me. Always laughing and being so kind. Bless his soul in the afterlife and yours as well.
Sheryl Deagle
June 25, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Divid & Lois Kuchmak
June 25, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 25, 2014
For the last couple of years at Celanese Dave had the office next to me. He was a joy to work next to, and even on the worst days he could always get a smile and a laugh out of him. I'm so sorry for you lose.
Sandy Swan
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie and family,

Our prayers and love go out to you in abundance. We thank God for David's life. We remember him for his Faith, dedication as a husband and father, his smile, genuine warmth, intelligence, love of babies, support of home schooling, and generosity of heart and deed.
Thank you for being such examples of fortitude and faith over these difficult months. You showed us how to give all to God with great joy, surrender, and peace.

Love the McDonalds of Derwent
June 25, 2014
Always enjoyed working with Dave at Celanese. So sorry for your loss. He was always a cheerful person and fun loving. Sincerely Ric and Colleen Hildebrandt
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie & Kids, We are so sorry for your loss. We loved getting to know David through the homeschool journey & at Youth4Truth. He will be so missed by all of us! Love & Prayers
Barb, Paul, Tom, Martin, Rosie, Meagan et.al.
Barb Moroney
June 25, 2014
David was a fun and very devoted family man. There was nothing in his life which he would talk more highly of then his wonderful family. We will miss his humor and honesty. Hugs to you all. Colleen and family
colleen plooy
June 25, 2014
Laurie and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We have such fond memories of David and your family. We send Hugs and prayers to each of you. Love,The Kettles (Kaley, Keri, Ellie, Alex and Nathan)
June 25, 2014
Sorry to hear of your loss, I worked with Dave at Celanese. He was a vibrant and wonderful person to be around.
Brad Straty
June 25, 2014
Laurie -
It was exactly one year ago that we were able to share some time with you and David at the block party. Although we are deeply saddened to know that David has passed, we feel blessed to have known him as such a wonderful personal and exceptional neighbour. We'll remember fondly the time we spent with him in our lives, and we take solace in knowing that he is now in a better place.
God Bless you and your family.
Keri, Kaley, Ellie, Alex, and Nathan Kettle
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie and family, Our most heartfelt condolences to you in this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Syd, Beth, Amanda, Jessica Marple
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