With heavy hearts we announce the passing of David (Dave) Mair, November 6, 1955 to April 28, 2022. After a long and courageous struggle with health and wellness Dave passed at home, peacefully, surrounded by the kindness of neighbours and the love of family and friends.
Survived by daughter Jennifer (Steve), grandchildren Jack and Jesse, Dave will also be greatly missed by brothers Mike (Janet), James (Carolynne), nieces and nephews Eric, Amanda, Hilary, Matthew and Kevin as well as many dear friends. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Peggy and Tom.
Dave’s intellect was fierce and, following his successful business career, was most readily applied to the events of our world and the plight of those struggling for fairness. Behind the intellect was a highly sensitive, if guarded man however, his love for and pride in his daughter and young grandsons shone brightly. Constants in Dave’s life were the cottage on Sturgeon Lake, his band of brothers from Burlington Central and a regular rotation of lovingly cared-for cars. In later years he became increasingly connected to nature. Whether feeding squirrels, birds and chipmunks or just ‘hanging’ with cat bestie Gabby, nature was always on display on his front deck. Still, he was not opposed to the occasional break to binge Sunday football…and to ‘kick it around’ by phone with brother James.
In Dave’s honour, a mask-friendly open-house will be held at the home of James and Carolynne Mair, 1193 Havendale Blvd. Burlington, between 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday May 7th, for as many as can safely be accommodated. In that light, an RSVP sent to email@example.com, is requested. Light refreshments will be provided.
Dave was a gracious client of and outspoken advocate for his local Community Care and Mental Health Organizations. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or Community Care Peterborough – please designate Buckhorn Branch.