Efford, Dan  Elmen

Efford, Dan Elmen

November 24th, 2016

Passed away suddenly at Victoria Hospital in the early morning of November 24, 2016, on the heels of celebrating his 75th birthday the week before. Survived by his loving wife Suzanne and adored father of four children: Brad Efford, Jean-Paul Efford, Joelle Efford-Gibbons and the late Danielle Efford (2012); and father-in-law to Lisa Efford, Ian Gibbons and Katie Harding. Loving grandfather of Braeden, Lucas, Haida and Simone. A proud native of Newfoundland, Dan had a long and fruitful career in print media, first at The Canadian Press in Toronto, followed by 29 years at The London Free Press. We will greatly miss his curious mind, creativity and love of laughter. A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dan are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice of London. 

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Barb, Rick and Aleksander G.Dear Sue, Brad, Jean-Paul, Joelle and family, We are sorry for your loss. Dan was so witty, genuine and kind. He will be missed by so many people. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences
Dody & Scott MurphySue, Jean-Paul & Katie & all the Efford Family: Our sincerest condolences on the loss of such a truly nice man. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dody & Scott Murphy (Katie's Aunt & Uncle)
Donna and Ron McLennan Suzanne and family, so sorry to read about the passing of Dan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Ron and Deanna AllenSue and Family we are so very sorry for your loss, we are thinking about all of you at this difficult time!!
Bruce HuffDear Sue and Family: Words are inadequate at times like this but rest assured that I share your pain and sorrow. Can't say enough good things only that Danny was one of the good guys with his infectious sense of humour. I recall the good times we had over the years and those are the memories that we will always cherish. I think that's what Carolyn would like me to say. God bless.
Marie SawaSuzanne, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Bill WeekleySo sorry to hear about Danny's passing. I worked at the Free Press and remember Danny My deepest sympathy to his his surviving family.
Heather-Jane Au (nee Smith)Dear Mrs effort, Brad, Jean-Paul, and Joelle, Dick & I are very sad to hear of Mr. Efford's passing. It is a blessing that he did not have a long time of suffering and had recently celebrated with family & friends all together for his 75th. However, I imagine it is difficult that you did not get a chance to try to prepare to say goodbye. I hope that you are surrounded by love and faith to bring you strength at this difficult time, hope that he is with God, and eventually peace in your spirit. Love from Heather-Jane
David BalsdonThe staff at Influence Marketing sends their deepest sympathies to the family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Pat Harding and I Rosemary Nagel We are thinking of you and your family today and in the days ahead. We remember Dan for his kindness and love for his love of family. We are sending you our love and sincere sympathy.
Ian MousseauI think it was Tolkien who said, "deep roots are not reached by the frost." Danny had such roots and was comfortable in his own skin. Spend five minutes with the man and you knew that. In fact, I can't think of Newfoundland without hearing Dan lament about his boat crying for the salt water of the Maritimes. Powerful stuff. Sincere condolences to the Efford clan. Hang in there, Suzanne.
Yvonne TouchetteOur sincere condolences to you, Suzanne, to your children and family. We have only good memories of your visit with us at mom and dad's 60th wedding anniversary in La Tuque. We will remember Dan as a very nice and gentle man that is was very interesting meeting (not to mention very good looking too)! We are sending you lots of love in this difficult time. Mom sends you her love too. Take care dear cousin xx
Eveline Coulombe Touchettecable.caDear Sue: It,s always so sad when our life long Partner leaves, I know1 We have to remember all the good times we were blessed to have spent with him. May you feel strenght & courage in knowing that our thoughts & prayers go out to you, my dear niece. I love you sweet Sue.
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