FINN, David
July 29, 2022

Mr. David Finn

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 if you would like to join us in celebrating David’s life.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (

Private Gathering

Dave's Home

Saturday, August 13th 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

11 responses

  1. Bruce Finn

    August 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Bruce and Barb Finn will attend

    • Nicky Hoffman Beechko

      January 5, 2023 at 5:27 pm

      I miss you my dear friend Dave

  2. Karen Cluett Frohloff

    August 5, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Peter & Karen (Cluett) Frohloff will be there

  3. Art & Sue Bolduc

    August 6, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Dave you will be sadly missed with all your life has touched – May your Families Fond Memories live in their Hearts for ever as they have with the earlier years we spent together – God Bless you ALL – You have gained your Wings Dave Sore high into the Heavens and watch over your Family R.I.P. my friend

  4. Mike Knox

    August 8, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Dave will be missed by many. I only have great memories – whether it was talking about sports, music, work or just life. Dave was the one that introduced me to Jazz and you could see him light up when talking about Miles Davis – or the Habs of course. I am grateful to have been able to share a part of his life – something that I will cherish forever. R.I.P. my good friend

    • Cindy Cross (formerly Porter)

      August 9, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      Well said Mike. Very saddened too. He was so funny.

  5. Art

    August 9, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Such a gentleman and fisherman, memories working with Dave at Bell in Toronto, walks to the coffee shop at the Eaton Centre, guidance during Sales situations and of course ice fishing trips to the Waltonian. Such wonderful memories and fun times. Rest Peacefully Dave, you will be missed
    Cheers to you !

  6. Guy Dumay and Annie Proulx

    August 9, 2022 at 11:33 am

    David was an avid trumpet player, we enjoyed playing in bands together for the past 4 years. I will remember David with fondness. Kind souled with a big heart and easy going nature. Both myself and my wife Annie wil be attending.

  7. Patricia Dupuis

    August 11, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Will be there for about an hour to play trumpet for Dave’s funeral

  8. Margot & Eric, Lara & Phil, Luc & Alice

    August 12, 2022 at 10:13 am

    A great neighbour and even better friend . He will be missed by all of us. We will be there Saturday(at least most of us)

  9. David Kolinski-Schultz

    January 5, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    My good friend during our time at Berklee in Boston – miss you Dave.


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