David Harry Finn
David passed away peacefully with family at his side on Friday, July 29th, at the West Island Palliative Care Centre. Beloved dad to Kelly Cluett (Evan Griffiths) and Curtis (Sara) Cluett. Grandpa to William, Ginny Finn, and Charlie Pia. Predeceased by beloved partner Pia LaPorte. Will be missed by brothers Bruce (Barb); Brian (Felicity); and Stephen (Karen). Remembered by nieces and nephews: Heather (Eric) and Robert (Lynea); Allen, Henry and Jesse (Kylie); Kimberly. Predeceased by parents Helen and Bud Finn.
Throughout his life Dave loved the urban vibes of Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, especially jazz festivals, NHL hockey, and gastronomic indulgences. He also loved the tranquility and natural beauty of the remote Northern Ontario family cottage, where he swam, hiked, boated, and fished.
Although Dave lived with three cancers over the past fifteen years, this did not define him. He picked up his trumpet, swung his golf clubs, and walked his dog, Wilson, with a positive attitude and hope, day by day. Many thanks to his dear friend Yvonne, who in his final weeks, gave support and loving care during illness at home, in hospital, and in hospice.
In his teens, Dave and his friends formed a band called Sound Judgment, which played in community halls and hotels. In his retirement years, he played in several local bands in the Beaconsfield area at seniors’ residences and outdoor parks. Dave would encourage us to support local musicians, attend live concerts, and live our own song.
Memorial for Dave will be held at his home on Saturday, August 13, 2022 12-5pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us in celebrating David’s life.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (voluntas.ca)