Hammond, David Richard

Hammond, David Richard "Dave"

November 20th, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20th, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the age of 68. Survived by his loving parents, Tom and Lil Hammond; sister, Dianne Marchand; and special “Aunt” Elaine Corrin. Forever loved and missed by his partner, Connie Lavery. Proud Dad of Kurt (Jana), Dean (Alex) and Mark (Amanda). Step-father of Linzi, Sarah and Amanda (Nathan). Brother-in-law of Mary Schonewille (Arny). Cherished Papa of Brody, Mackenzie, Jack, Libby, Christopher, Ben, Molly, Vanessa, Oliver, Rylee and Blake. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Dave has been reunited with his favourite blonde – his beloved golden retriever, Wrigley. He is hopeful that there is a baseball team in Heaven needing a pitcher. Dave started Hammond Pools in 1972 and also worked at the Ford Plant in Talbotville, where he retired from after 26 years. He was a really hard worker who enjoyed working with his boys building swimming pools. Dave was an all-around athlete who played Junior Hockey for the Strathroy Rockets, university football at the University of Waterloo, was a professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers organization, and played baseball for Chester Pegg Diamonds and the London Majors. A private Interment and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the Oncology and Radiology teams at LHSC/LRCP and CCAC and the Palliative Care team who were so supportive in Dave’s last days. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dave are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Pat & Reid Heffernan Sorry to lose an old ball player and good friend. We will always remember the good times on the field and especially those times we shared as family and friends.
valerie morettiThis brings prayers and profound sympathies to Mark, Amanda ...and all of you who loved Dave. with our warm hugs and deep sympathy ... valerie
Don and Lila PorterWe were so sorry to hear about your Dad. It is so difficult to lose a parent. Our thoughts are with you all at this time of sorrow.
Gordy & Judy SheppardKirk , Dean , Mark & Family...Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We had many great times and fond memories. Our condolences.
Janie VafiadesKurt, Dean, Mark and families. So sorry to hear about your Dad. I am pretty sure Dave will find a team to pitch for. I know my John will be hanging out at the ball park and the hockey arena in heaven just as they did in life with all of us. Know that I am thinking of all of you at this time. Janie
Susanne & George Dutka and FamilyDean, Kirk, Mark and family, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Peter and Teresa Orser and familyWe are so sorry to hear the news of Dave's passing. May you all take comfort in the love that surrounds you and the fond memories shared by family and friends. Thinking of you Kurt, Dean, Mark and families. Warm hugs sent to you from Nova Scotia.
Valerie PresseaultTom, Lil and Dianne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this tragic time. Your faith, your friends and the support of each other should help bring comfort to you. My prayers are with you.
Gary and Jackie McAllisterKurt, Dean, Mark and families. Gary and I are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your families.
Chester HulanickiGod Bless you Dave.
Sarah and Shaun StevensSo sorry to hear about your loss. our thoughts are with your family and friends.
Teresa SousaConnie and family.... May God bless you and comfort you in your time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending you a big hug.
Frank, Penny and Jocelyn WilkinsKurt, Dean, Mark and families. Sorry to read about Dave's passing. We sure will miss our "Go To" pool guy. Long time memories will never be forgotten.
BRIAN CROSSto the Hammond Family;i am so very sorry to hear of Daves passing recently.How well I can remember his playing Senior Football at Westminister highschool under coach Mr.Peter Morningstar from September 1968-June 1972,while I was the statistian for those great teams,shaing many memorable times in both numerous victories and defeats with our fellow highschool teams in Southwestern Ontario,always holding our heads held high and wonderful while pusuring our chosen academic goals under the very capable leadership of the womderful staff amd admiministration at the school which helped each student move forward towards a very fulfilling lives and numerous careers in our repective fields to this very day all the while enjoying the friendship of numerous family and frienships born along lifes pathways.May God bless each of you to look forward to brighter days ahead both in your chosen career fields and lives .yours Sincerely Brian CrossWetminister HighSchool Alumni Member Class of 1972
Robert (Bob) PhippsWhile very sorry to read of Dave's passing, I have good memories of him as a friend, gifted athelete and classmate at Byron Southwood Public School.
Bill and Ruta LawrenceKurt, Dean and Mark , we are saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your families. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jonathan & Melanie Van SpronsenWe offer our deepest condolences to your family. We are saddened by Dave's passing and know he is greatly missed. May your cherished memories be a source of comfort during this difficult time.
Paul V. O'DonnellI had a very short exposure to Dave and some of the baseball guys who played for the London Majors when he worked in the pool industry. I worked for Canadian Pools. To his family and friends - my sincere condolences - he was a fun guy to be around and I will keep Dave and the family in my prayers.
Alida Struyke &Mickie Struyke-LaurinMy dear Tom and Lil and Family We were so sorry to hear of David's passing. We have many fond memories when we were neighbours in Byron. David was a fine young man. As we did not keep in touch over the years we often spoke of and thought of how your family was. During this sad time in your lives we pray you cherish your fond memories with your family. Please take care
Terrie ComiskeyMy deepest sympathies Connie. My God send you strength during this difficult time. God Bless Hope to see you sometime soon Sincerely Cousin Terrie Comiskey xxoo Burlington
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