Passed away with his family by his side after a brave fight against cancer at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved husband for 51 years to Irene (nee King). Dear father of Paul (Diana), David (Theresa) and Tammy (George). Loving Poppy to Sarah (Chadwick), Jenna (Jason), Jordyn, Darren, Rachel and Rebecca. Great-Poppy of Cooper, Forrest and Lochlan. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Rita Desroches. Cherished brother of Lois Dunn (Bruce), Cecile Lesperance (Edgar), Yvette Asselin (predeceased by Morris) and Doria Peden (Jim). Predeceased by siblings Barb Silvey (survived by Leon and predeceased by John), Eddie (the late Anne), Andy (survived by Anne) and Jean Armata (the late Steve). Brother-in law of Cleo King (Marie), Ron King (Elsie), Betty Switzer (the late Bob) and Doreen Jeannotte (Ron). Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Ernie (survived by Darlene), Harvey (survived by Yvonne), Remi (survived by Mert) and Martin (survived by Jeannette). Dave will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. A memorial mass will be held at St. Margaret’s Church, 589 Hugel Avenue, Midland on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:30 a.m. A celebration of his life will continue at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland from 1-4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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