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McRae, David Allan Jr. “Pugs”


Obituary of McRae, David Allan Jr. “Pugs”

McRae, David Allan Jr. “Pugs”
June 11, 1969 - January 7, 2023

After a brief illness, surrounded by unconditional true love and support, Dave "Pugs" took his final journey to the stairway to heaven. Dave leaves behind his Father and Mother David Sr. & Sheena McRae, his siblings Peter and Jennifer, his nieces Britanee, Danielle, Kylie, and Nephews Matthew & Curtis. Uncle Dave’s greatest joy was his Kinder Egg and Poutine drop offs to his Great Nieces Lillian and Gracie and loved seeing the “girls” and talking of their many shenanigans. He is predeceased by his Grandma and Grandpa Sinclair, Grannie and Grandpa McRae, Uncle Duncan, Fran, “Adams” (Steve) and his sister-in-law Shay. He will be missed by his aunts, Uncles, cousins, Godchildren, "Rizz", family & friends.

David was a man of few words, loud music, shared beers, and many highs with very little lows. He had a heart of gold, that giggle and an amazingly contagious smile. He could be found porch sitting talking about “the kids” making him dinners and watching his Miami Dolphins on silent with the radio blaring and shining a Zippo or two. Every song had a story, and every lyric had a meaning for him, “Pugs” lived his life truly his way and we were all happy to be along for the ride. He shared many happy times with his brothers from another mother “Tubby” (Kevin) and Curt and took great joy in the beer chuckles, taking bets for the highest bidder to shave those beautiful locks of curls and old-time stories around the bonfires. “Adams” and “Pugs” will be forever keeping watch over the fire. David was honored to have his best friend Michelle “MiMi” by his side throughout his life and through his final journey to care for, laugh, unconditionally love, and keep true to his final wishes.

A special thank you to the Walker Cancer Family Centre teams, Dr. VanderMeer and her team, Dr. Conen, Marti, the Nurses Raphael and Theresa for their care and support and Boggio IDA Pharmacy for all your help and guidance.

In keeping with David’s final wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dave’s life is planned at his favorite stomping ground and lunch stop. Join us this Sunday, January 15th, 2023, drop in and share a favorite memory between 12:00pm – 3:00pm at Casa d’Pizza, 3770 Montrose Road (Plaza), Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3C8. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Memorial donations in memory of David may be given to the charity of your choice.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: January 15, 2023
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Casa d’Pizza, 3770 Montrose Road (Plaza), Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3C8

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Tara Donkers (nee Allen)
1 year ago

It has been many years since I have seen Pugs but he was never forgotten in my mind. He was always such a happy and fun person to be around. My heart goes out to all of you. He impacted anyone he met with his laughter. He did not go without making a memorable part of this world.

Last edited 1 year ago by Tara Donkers (nee Allen)
Megan Matthews
1 year ago

My heart goes out to all of you,. I was deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. May the many moments and good times you shared with him stay with you always.

Dawn Walker-Krahn
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy. Such a happy go lucky guy. Sending hugs. Dawn (MacKenzie) Krahn and Bill Krahn.

Steve Henderson
1 year ago

R.I.P buddy
My sincere condolences to Daves family.

Deana Wright
1 year ago

Fly high my friend!!! This Bud is for you “Pugs” absolutely my pleasure 😇 to have known you, you certainly exemplified the true meaning of a friend ❤️ from the moment we met teenage garbage parties to formal weddings 🥂to say Thank you for your always genuine hospitality amazing laugh unbelievable stories the biggest and most beautiful hostas in my garden 🪴 which will now be referred to as Dave’s garden my sincere condolences to your family and Loved ones 💔 you Steve and Stacy keep that party going until we meet again my friend 😢🙏 always in my heart ❤️ Love you Dave 🥰

rob murray
1 year ago

Cheers Pugs..

Teresa Cole
1 year ago

So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing , a kind man always great to chat with him at Canadian tire .
My condolences to his Family.
RIP Dave

1 year ago

That smile.

Jeff Thompson
1 year ago

My sincerest condolences to Dave’s entire family. I enjoy the memory of hanging out with Dave and Pete as far back as John Marshall days.

Melanie McRae
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the world with out David. The world seems a little small without him in it.
He is cracking one open an smiling down on all of you.

1 year ago

Going to miss you bud

Bill and Layne Main
1 year ago

Our condolences to Dave’s family. Dave was one of a kind and will be truly missed. RIP buddy.

Rose Ellen Murray
1 year ago

Sheila &Dave so sorry for the loss of your son. He was always a gentleman to me. Always said hello whenever l ran into him.

Rae Ann Taylor
1 year ago

My sincerest condolences to Dave’s family


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