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Passing of David Richard Plewes

Published:Aug 30, 2017

Event Date:Aug 22, 2017

 

David Plewes

David Richard Plewes June 6, 1933 - August 22, 2017 With a heavy heart and fond memories we announce that David Richard Plewes passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 in his 84th year, after a year long, brave battle with Parkinson's. Beloved husband to Betty of 59 years. Proud father of Charles and Susan, and treasured grandfather of Jennifer, Christopher and Emma. Son of David Harcourt Plewes and Jannetje (Jennie) Hoogstad. David will be sadly missed by his 10 brothers and sisters; Verna (deceased), Margaret, Bill (deceased), Robert, Paul, Lee, Ruth, Joe, Chris, Ann and cousin John. David was a strong, outgoing, unique and irreverent personality. Sporty but intellectual, David loved to snow ski and water ski, play tennis and squash and would try anything, even hang gliding, zip lining and parasailing. He even took flying lessons. After 20 years in the construction supply business, he started Arpro Corporation and worked until over 70. He also built the family cottage from scratch at the age of 50. With a big, generous heart, he would donate food and his time to those in need. He would even fly family members across the country so that they could attend the family picnic. An avid automotive enthusiast, and past executive of the Model A Club, he owned several Model A Fords over the years. There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering on September the 2nd between 1pm and 4pm at MOUNT PLEASANT FUNERAL CENTRE (375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto. East gate entrance). Speeches and sharing of stories will take place at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Parkinson Society of Canada (www.parkinson.ca) would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences please visit www.etouch.ca.

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Kawartha Lakes This Week, Peterborough This Week

Location: Toronto

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