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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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Bev Franks
5 days 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
9 days ago

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

Ron Dawe
10 days 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… Read more »

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John and Sheila Biehl
10 days 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
10 days 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
10 days 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
10 days 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
10 days ago

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

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