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In Loving Memory of

David "Dave" Jahns


Obituary of David "Dave" Jahns

Dave passed away peacefully on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age of 57. Surrounded by his family, love, tears and humour, brought comfort to Dave in his final moments. He will be dearly missed by his loving spouse, Bonnie Foxwell. Dave will be remembered by his adored children, Nathan and Lauren Jahns, their mother Andrea Jahns and Bonnie's children, Charles (Nancy) and Gene (Erin). He was known as “Special Grandpa Dave” to Logan. Dave leaves behind his loving sister Karen (John) Kube, a large extended family and many friends. Dave was predeceased by his parents Donald (2020) and Margaret (2010).

Dave was a proud and long-time constable with the Niagara Parks Police, having served over 25 years of service. Exemplifying natural qualities of an officer, he was smart, intuitive and he had a stern side as well as a soft side. One of Dave’s favourite parts of being an officer with the NPP was the camaraderie with his colleagues. His time in service provided him with a lifetime of stories and friends.

The greatest accomplishment of Dave’s life was the day he became a father to his twins, Nathan and Lauren. From day one, they were the apple of his eye and he beamed with pride when talking about them. Dave also took pride in his home, was handy and enjoyed taking on many projects around the house, which was his favourite place to be. He was a good neighbour and loved to laugh and joke around. He was most content relaxing, enjoying a drink and being with his friends and family.

His kind nature and big heart were not without challenges through the later years of his life, yet his life was blessed with love from his families, who only wanted the very best for him.

A special thank you to all the paramedics, nurses and doctors who provided exceptional care through his final days. As per Dave’s wishes, a private family gathering was held and cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services.

Aligning with his kind nature and as a final act of kindness, Dave gave the gift of sight through the Trillium Gift of Life. In memory of Dave, memorial donations may be given to The Soup Kitchen - Niagara Falls Community Outreach.

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Robert and Celine Meginnis
1 year ago

Sending our sincerest sympathies to Andrea, Nathan and Lauren at this difficult time.

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Tooke Barbara and Edward
1 year ago

So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing he was a wonderful person R I.P. Dave

Julie Hamill
1 year ago

My condolences to Dave’s family during this difficult time. Lots of memories from our neighborhood growing up. Rest In Peace my friend ❤️❤️🙏😇

Kim Ferren
1 year ago

Bonnie and family. So sorry your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts. May he Rest-in-Peace. Kim Ferren and family

1 year ago

I’m so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing..
I was in shock when told today.
Dave will be missed. RIP now Dave.

1 year ago

Sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. RIP.

Norma Merrett (Brown)
1 year ago

Extending deepest sympathies during this difficult time to all. Fond memories of childhood visits to Manitoba from Dave, Karen & his parents.

Tarina Burse
1 year ago

Oh my dear Bonnie I wish I could hug you so hard right now 💐💔🙏 Rest In Peace Dave you were here knight in shining armour 💐💔🙏

Rick Parkins
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to Lauren, Nathan and Andrea. May he Rest in Peace .

Tecla and Mary Bordin
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss Lauren and Nathan and Andrea ❤️


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