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Passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 74. Beloved husband for over 48 wonderful years of Patricia (nee Martinello). Loving father of Scott and Paul (Sandra). Cherished grandpa of Joshua, Keira, and Isabella. Dear brother of Gerry Black (Harriet) and Mary Black. Dear son-in-law of Joan Martinello. Sadly missed by many extended family and by many friends. Dave will be fondly remembered for his humour and loving nature. Special thanks to the Doctors, nurses and staff in the ICU and to the vascular team at St. Joseph's Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) STONEY CREEK (905-664-4222) on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 934 Hwy#8, Winona, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial contributions to the Lung Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of people who may attend the Visitation and Funeral Mass. Please RSVP in advance on Dave's tribute page at www.smithsfh.com or by calling the funeral home. All visitors are kindly asked to follow Covid-19 restrictions, wear a mask and practice social distancing. www.smithsfh.com

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 14, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
We are so saddened to hear of Davids passing. Please know that David as well as you and your whole family are in our prayers.

With Love,

Ernesto Alessio and family
Ernesto Alessio
November 18, 2020
Dave was a wonderful guy who was always willing to be one of Santa's 'helpers' at our Sears kids Christmas Parties. Thinking of you and your family Pat. From Susan Bohaychuk and family
Susan Bohaychuk
November 18, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences also from your old neighbours, the Trotti family.
Angie and Bob Garside
November 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 17, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your loss Pat! I remember Dave at Sears, listening to his jokes! He always put a smile on my face! I'm sure many will miss him! Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Debbie Pacifici
November 16, 2020
Sorry to hear the sad news. Hugs to u Pat, Paul, and Scott. and family, I really enjoyed talking with Dave at work and at hockey.Dave was the first Santa my grandkids went to see. That memory will stay with me for ever. love and hugs from kay,[fritsch] johnston
kay johnston
November 16, 2020
Dear Pat, Scott and Paul, I have such fond memories of of Dave and all of you. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. May you all be comforted by the extraordinary memories in your heart during this difficult time. xoxo Brenda (from Sears)
November 14, 2020
My deepest condolences to Pat & family, so sorry to hear of Daves passing. Dave was a lovely man, and whenever you would ask how he was, he would always say pretty good for an old guy! Hugs to the family
Shelley Mitchell
November 14, 2020
My condolences to Pat and family. Dave was my manager in the hardware department in the eighties at Sears. He was a sweet man with a great sense of humour!
Joyce Waters
November 14, 2020
My deepest condolences to Pat and family . Dave was such a sweet man with a great sense of humour. He will always be remembered as Santa to many Sears employees kids . He will be sadly missed by many ❤
Lorraine Latter
November 12, 2020
David was a great guy. My friend since High School. He will be missed.
Dennis Dunaway
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