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In Loving Memory of

David John Lee

1942 - 2020

Obituary of David John Lee

Lee, David John.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Lee on Sunday, April 19, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Dave is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children, Debbie (Luc), Norm (Melissa), Adrian (Kristine) and Derek (Erin); siblings, Isobel (John), June and Ivan; as well as his seven grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces in Canada and Northern Ireland. Predeceased by his siblings Fred, Margaret, Patsy, Elizabeth and his parents Fred and Agnes Lee.

Dave was born on February 18, 1942 in Dergenagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Fred and Agnes. He grew up on the farm, and trained as an Automotive Mechanic. Dave immigrated to Canada, and married Kathleen from Lisburn, Northern Ireland, after they met in Toronto in 1965. Early in his career, Dave and his brother-in- law Bob ran the Emerald Isle Fina service station in Etobicoke. Eventually Dave and his wife Kathleen moved to Sherkston, where they bought a service station, garage, and store which became Sherkston Auto. He loved watching his son’s racing at Humberstone Speedway, and playing hockey. His children remember him as a kind, proud, and witty Irishman who supported, loved, and encouraged them at all times.

Dave was an accomplished businessman and skilled mechanic. He loved the countryside, fishing, having an Irish coffee with friends, and watching his grandchildren grow and play. He was a family man who enjoyed travelling to Florida and back home to Ireland to spend time with cherished family and friends. He was a generous person who sponsored local baseball, soccer, racing teams and charities, loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, and was devoted to family and hard work.

The family would like to thank Dr. Phillips, Dr. Daniels, the Palliative EMS Paramedic team, and all the Personal Support Workers for their efforts, kindness, and dedication.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. As per Dave’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at Overholt Cemetery in Port Colborne and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be shared on Dave’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

Dave, we love you and miss you.

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Carol Bowerman
2 years ago

Kathy and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Dave was our mechanic for many years, a man of integrity in his service for us. We were so sorry when his health started to fail, and eventually closed Sherkston Auto. I still think of all of you when I drive past your old business. May God bless you with fond memories of your Husband and Dad. With heartfelt sympathy from Carol and Family.

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Mary Hiebert
2 years ago

Kathy and family, please know we are thinking of you at this time. Dave took Blair under his wing and started him on his apprenticeship at Sherkston Auto. He learned a lot from him, he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Dave.
Blair and Mary Hiebert

Mark Boyd & family
2 years ago

Thinking of Kathy and the whole family at this time. I have fond memories of my times with Uncle Dave, both in Canada and Northern Ireland. Praying that you will all experience God’s comfort as you mourn the loss of a great man.

Jordan Kilts
2 years ago

Dave was always very helpful growing up in Sherkston. I remember going to his shop to get candy and ice cream as a kid. After getting a car he was always there to help with gas and fixing my car when I needed help. Rip Dave, truly a Sherkston icon.

Tina and Dennis Smith
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the family. I lived across the street from Dave and he was my mechanic He was the greatest kindest person and we will miss him so much. Thankyou Dave

NIAGARA ANTIQUE POWER ASSOC.
2 years ago

Our deepest Sympathy and Condolences from everyone at the NIAGARA ANTIQUE POWER ASSOCIATION

Ebw
2 years ago

Dave was always so nice to us and took very good care of us and our golf cart while being stored with him! I always enjoyed seeing him every year!! Such a great and gentle soul!! You will be missed!!

Juliann Giampaolo
2 years ago

Melissa and norm. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you. Xoxoxo and a big hug! Juliann Gianna and Frankie

Brian Van Horn and family
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to Dave’s family at this tragic time. We met Dave in 2003 and he serviced our cars while we were at Sherkston Shores and we bought our cart from him. He was always a friendly man with a smile and a joke. He leaves a strong memory with us. RIP.

Evelynn and Lyle Cartwright
2 years ago

Our condolences to Kathy and family at this very difficult time. We have fond memories of David. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Ted Tremblay
2 years ago

My condolences to the Lee family. Dave was a great man and a better friend. Going to miss Dave very much.

CAA ERS Team
2 years ago

We are sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts.

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George and Lorraine Kidd, Lisburn, Northern Irelan
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to my sister Kathleen and her family on the passing of their much loved husband and father.
The Lord is my shepherd

Leslie, Gloria, Valerie, Caroline & Pearl
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers are with Kathy and all the family. We have such fond memories of Dave’s kindness, generosity of spirit and, of course, his wonderful smile. May “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” help and strengthen you at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1: 3 & 4).
Love from brother-in-law Leslie Beavers, and nieces Gloria, Valerie, Caroline & Pearl.

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darlene robison
2 years ago

My condolences to Dave’s family. So very sorry. Dave was a great honest caring man who will be missed dearly. Thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time

Bernice and Oliver Triepel
2 years ago

We are so sorry to the Lee family for your loss. Dave was a kind wonderful man that will surely be missed. We had the pleasure of knowing him for the past 20 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bernice and Oliver – Sherkston Shores Resort.

Mike Feagan
2 years ago

what a great guy. Always remember his xmas celebrations in the garage, treats for his valued customers, and sharing a toast. Took good care of me and my ratty old trucks. RIP, you old Irishman.

Cathy Diplock
2 years ago

Our condolences to all of Dave’s family. Dave was very much a part of our family for many years. Dave was always there for us when we needed a good mechanic. He was very much a part of the Sherkston Community.
Rest In Peace my friend. We will always remember your smile.

Adeline & Alan Williamson (nee Lee) Co.Tyrone N.I
2 years ago

Sending our sincere sympathy and love to the entire Lee family circle on the sad news of cousin Davids passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Psalm: 121

Louisa, Kevin, Alex &Simon Valihora
2 years ago

Sincere condolences to the entire Lee family …in our thoughts and prayers at this time

Taylor Lee
2 years ago

Love you all. Me and Aiden loved coming over to the apartment and seeing grandpa and grandma. We will miss him and his hugs. All the love he gave to us will be in our hearts forever.

Raymond, Marc and Karen, Lise, David and girls
2 years ago

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. May you remember all the happy times and the love he had for you. Please accept our most sincere sympathy.

Margaret, Remo, Marisa and Ashley
2 years ago

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.. Love the Battista family

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David Kidd and family
2 years ago

Love and prayers to my sister Kathleen and family on the passing of her husband David. God bless.

David Kidd and family
2 years ago

Love and blessings to all the family at the passing of David. Love from Lisburn.

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