In Loving Memory of

David James Rennie

1942 - 2022

Obituary of David James Rennie

With treasured memories and heavy hearts, we regret to share the news of Dave's passing in his 80th year, on Monday, August 8, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by loving family.

Predeceased by his parents, Jim and Bernice Rennie; he is survived by wife Judy, son Jim, daughter Sheri-Lee Thompson (Rob) and three grandsons, Alex and Matthew Rennie, and Benjamin Thompson.

Born in Iroquois Falls, Ontario, he remained there for 35 years, beginning his career in Human Resources in the paper industry. Transfers through the years brought him to mills in Smooth Rock Falls, Sault Ste. Marie and Thorold, Ontario. He then worked for the Ontario Lottery Corporation in several capacities until he retired at the age of 67.

Dave will be remembered for his contributions to the communities he lived in, serving as a Scout Leader and member of the Kinsmen Club in Iroquois Falls; Chairman of the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital Board; on the Board of the Children's Aid Society of Algoma and instructor of Sault College Adult Education Courses in HR and Labour Relations. He was proud to serve on the Board of Tanguay Place in Welland.

A loving, patient husband, father and friend, he was always available when advice was sought. He cared deeply for all animals and their welfare. He enjoyed golf, and travelling the world.

He will be missed but forever in our hearts. At Dave's request he will be cremated and no visitation or Celebration of Life will be held. If desired, donations in Dave’s memory may be made to any organization that looks after the welfare of animals.

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Tamara Wilson
11 months ago

Judy and Family,

I just heard the news and I’m so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great friend and mentor – he always provided sound advice and support and I truly valued his friendship – he will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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Allison Sibley
1 year ago

Judy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the true pleasure of working with Dave during his HR career with OLG. As much as he became my mentor who I learned from, he was also a good friend. I loved his story telling and his amazing sense of humour.
I hope you all find comfort and feel his presence as you reflect on the memories shared.
RIP Dave.

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Bonnie Wild
1 year ago

Judy and family….I am so so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great husband, father and friend. He was a shining light to us all and always had time for you when needed. He could also be a prankster when you least expected it! I will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with you during this time.

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Paul McKenna
1 year ago

Judy and family……so sorry for your loss. Dave was always such a great friend and he will be missed dearly. He had the ability to make everyone around him a better person. He will be sorely missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

1 year ago

Dear Jim
So sorry for your loss May his soul Rest In Peace .

Colette & Mike Cowan
1 year ago

Mrs. Rennie, Jim, Sherri and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Leslie Waslyk Gagnon
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I’m heart goes out to you Jim, Sheri, mom and all who lived and cherished him. I have fond memories of him. He was always a kind sole and gentle spoken man.

Leslie Waslyk Gagnon and family

Allie and Christian Jeffrey
1 year ago

Jim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Larry LaRose
1 year ago

Just received word on the sudden passing of an old friend and wish to pass on my sincere condolences to you, Judy and son Jim and daughter Sheri-Lee and my deepest sympathy. May David Rest in Peace

Richard & Elizabeth Massey
1 year ago

I’m so sorry my friend oh how I loved our talks poolside. Al our condolences to the entire family we will miss him dearly love you David….❤️❤️🙏🙏

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Maree and David
1 year ago

The world got a little dimmer this week as this fine man had to leave the many people who loved him. His warmth and quiet sense of humour will be sorely missed. We are sending our love and prayers to all the family

Tom Kavanaugh
1 year ago

Judy, Sheri-Lee, Jim, Alex, Matthew & Benjamin:
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this most difficult time. Hopefully the good memories will lighten sad hearts and help you all to look ahead the way your husband, dad, and granddad would have wanted.

1 year ago

Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.” “May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.” “I am sharing in your sadness as you remember your loved one.” “Praying for you during this difficult time.


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