Ayton, David James

Ayton, David James

July 9th, 2020

Passed peacefully into the presence of his Saviour, at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Betty Marie Ayton (2014). Loving father of David (Marianne), Janet Donald, the late Bruce (Barbara), Gordon, Leonard (Sherry) and Ronald. Devoted Grandpa of 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Doris Durdin and Bob Ayton, and the late Frank Ayton. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Registration is required to attend the visitation and/or service. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of David are asked to consider Ark Aid Street Mission or the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.


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Mike & Janet GoldingDear Family of Dave Mike and I enjoyed Dave's company for coffee at McDonalds in St. Thomas. His stories of his years in the military reminded us of the dedication of his generation to our Country. He had a quiet sense of humour and enjoyed a good story. We are sorry for your loss and he will be missed.
Melissa Lavallee I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Johnny YeomansI am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. I had just spoken to him on the phone. He was such a sweet man. He loved the Lord and his family. I will miss him very much. We will be praying for the family during this time.
Whitney HourdI was so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. He was always such fun when we would meet for coffee at the Dunset Cafe. Dave had the heart of a lion and the soul of a dove. He will be missed by all his friends Be with God .
Glenn & Peggy LockDear Chris and family, Sending our condolences to each of you as you prepare to honour the life of David. May your happy memories help you through this sad time.
Kitchener Fire PreventionWe knew him simply as Gord's dad. He was the focus of many of Gord's stories, mostly centered around his childhood in North Bay, where his father served with the military. I think I only met him once, when Gord brought him into Fire HQ, but he was very much the guy you expected to see from the stories. It was clear to all of us that you had many special memories of your time together. On behalf of all of Gord's friend's here at Kitchener Fire Prevention, we are very much sorry for your loss. Gord, if you need anything in the coming weeks and months, the team has got your back.
Gary and Carol PineauSo very happy to have known Dave. Enjoyed our visits at McDonalds. Always great conversation with him. He had such a caring attitude and we know where he is going. He certainly loved the Lord. We will be praying for the family in the days to come.
Tim and Pat NottDave, Marianne & Family, we are very sorry for the loss of your Father, Grandfather, & Great Grandfather! To you, your children & their families, - we say that you are in our Prayers & thoughts at this time.
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