David Hemblen
1941 - 2020
BORN
September 16, 1941
DIED
November 16, 2020
David Hemblen was an actor known for live-action roles as well as voice roles including Magneto in “X-Men: The Animated Series.”

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Published by Corvallis Gazette-Times on Nov. 23, 2020.
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Thank you for bringing Magnus to life!
Thomas Sawyer
Acquaintance
January 6, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort them during this difficult time.
December 11, 2020
To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans of this wonderful man Mr. David Hemblen fine comfort with you during this difficult time in your lives. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives. Thank you for Mr. David Hemblen's contribution to our fan-favorite comic animated series TV show X-Men and his voice role of Magneto.
Tony
December 11, 2020
I met David in 1964 at a meeting of the Friends of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Toronto in the University of Toronto campus. He and two other comrades of his, Andre Bekerman and Dierdre Gallagher (both deceased), were a trio of articulate and charismatic voices supporting the anti-racist struggle taking place in Alabama. I was drawn to their thinking and participated in a sit-in in front of the U.S. consulate that they had helped to organize. They were radical socialists, supporters of the Cuban revolution, opponents of the American war in Vietnam. Like so many other young students, I was drawn to their politics and became a socialist. I recall how David had contributed through theatre in the educating of young activists. I also recall the day that I saw David, then a lecturer at U of T, had taken his class outside the hallowed halls of University College to join in protesting America's imperialist Vietnam war.

I participated with David in forums and meetings at the Vanguard Bookstore, the HQ of the League for Socialist Action. He was a great and articulate commentator. My wife and I got to see him episodically over the years after he had switched to his acting career. Always friendly and enjoying a good laugh, David was a delight (and down to earth) to chat with. Now that he has passed, we are filled with a combination of pleasant nostalgia and shock. David was a great humanitarian and talent. We will always miss him. He was both a comrade and friend.
Gord Doctorow
Friend
December 10, 2020
My condolences to his friends and family he was an incredible human being with lots of interesting talents to make kids cartoons sound cool end in itself that is the greatest gift he gave may he rest in peace
David P Call
Friend
November 27, 2020
With condolences to the Hemblen family for the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers of comfort from God who is tender in mercies.
November 26, 2020
My condolences.
November 26, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's
November 25, 2020
We worked together at the Shaw Festival in the early ‘80s. A terrific actor and an amazing cook as I recall. He was fun and outgoing and loved his family.
Wendy Thatcher
Friend
November 24, 2020
Our heartfelt condolence goes out to the family and friends.
May you all be comforted as you cherish the wonderful memories shared as well as the beautiful words of comfort from God, who has promised to comfort “ All who mourn “ bring you a measure of solace and peace during this very difficult time.
Ezeko & Rossy
November 24, 2020
Carol Sivadge
November 23, 2020
Goodnight, and Godspeed David, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the film and TV memories.
Harry Simpson
November 23, 2020