In Loving Memory of

David William Blair

1943 - 2021

Obituary of David William Blair

David W. Blair passed away peacefully at Tufford Nursing Home on January 5, 2021, at the age of 77. Loving father of Christopher (Dana) Blair, Jennifer Blair (Russ Moyle) and brother to Donald (Faith) Blair. Cherished Grandfather to Ryleigh Blair, Emily Blair, Abigael Blair and Aela Blair Moyle.

David (known to some as Bear) lived his life to serve God. Music and travel were prominent throughout his life and he taught music for many years. His travels took him throughout Canada and the United States. He loved to photograph all the friends he made and the scenery where he visited and would spend hours sharing his photographs with his grandchildren. Dave felt called to serve God through many charitable organizations and through ministering to those in need.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Tufford Nursing Home for the care they provided Dave throughout the last couple of years. Additionally, the family would like to thank all those who have been praying regularly for Dave and have assisted with any related needs.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services has been entrusted with arrangements (905-354-2133). A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or UNTO, A Cru Ministry (formerly GAIN Warehouse in Pennsylvania) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared to David's tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Steve & Sharon Bacon
2 years ago

We are so grateful to have know the Bear. He has been missed ever since his stroke. We’re very thankful his suffering is over, and that he is in permanent reunion with his heavenly father, among others. And we look forward to seeing him again one day.

Mike Goff
2 years ago

God gave me a wonderful gift when He introduced me to Bear and allowed me to spend a week with him at the Unto logistics center in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania back in 2018. He and I spent hours together making gospel bead bracelets to be sent all over the world and used to share the hope of Jesus. While I never got to see him again after that week, I’m looking forward to spending eternity with Bear.

Janet Fraser
2 years ago

I finally gathered the courage to click on the link for condolences. Bear was such a good man. He had not one mean bone in his body. He lived to serve God & mankind. He was kind. He was intelligent. He was spiritual. He was respectful. He was a man of integrity. He was, indeed, a gentleman. To paraphrase Flavia, If I could sit on the front porch across from God, I’d thank Him for lending me, us, Bear. The world was a better place with Bear in it. ❤

Jan and Jim Hendry
3 years ago

We were so sad to hear of Dave`s illness and the loss of his very bright mind and loving spirit. Dave and I dated many years ago when he was struggling with custody issues and depression. He was a fine man and his heart was always in the right place. He used his musical talents and love of God to reach many people Our sympathies are with the family.

Bev Franks
3 years ago

I will always treasure Dave’s friendship, wisdom, Godly counsel, prayers & support! There was definitely no one like “the Bear!” It has been such a joy, an honour & blessing to have been apart of his life & will miss him in our gatherings.

Grieving along with you, but rejoicing knowing that Dave is now free & in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Dave was a beautiful witness who glorified the Lord!

Thank you God for Dave’s life & testimony!

Bev Franks

Chris and Julia Babcock
3 years ago

We are sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ron Dawe
3 years ago

To Dave family and friends
I’m saddened for loss that you all must be going through right now,yet Dave left such a legacy behind for everyone to remember him from.Id like to say that for me he was a true man of God in the way he walk out his faith every day, and showed the Lords compassion towards me and other.I can truly say he is in a place that only Gods people
Truly understand that when we leave these mortal body’s
Are spirit go’s to reside with the father in heaven. We are confident to say, is to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
I Pray that your time of grieving you see and hear what the Lord is saying
There no greater Love then Jesus

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John and Sheila Biehl
3 years ago

It is with great sadness that we send our condolences to all of Dave’s family. We enjoyed meals and visits and about 50 Grey Cup get togethers with friends. We will miss his smile and the many chats we had. God;s blessings and our love to all.

Pam and Tim Windsor
3 years ago

To al of Dave’s family our condolences – we remember fondly so many meals and acts of love and kindness from Dave – the gift of an old piano that we then gifted to a family who couldn’t afford one ! We will see you on the other side Dave – you finished well faithful servant of Jesus.

Kimberly Wahl
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Dave was a great friend, a prayer warrior and a great support to many in our community. Our community has missed his presence among us and we look forward to the day when we will see him again.
Love and prayers to all the family.

Ray & Colleen Crawford
3 years ago

We can only imagine the incredible “greeting” Dave received when he was finally in the arms of Jesus!

Dave taught us both SO much through his biblical teachings.

We are forever grateful for his love and friendship!

Love you big guy,

Grant and Joanne(Jody) Kilpatrick
3 years ago

In memory of a great joyful philosopher and servant. We enjoyed his life and presence. And sense of humour!

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