Jay, David Alan

Jay, David Alan

January 23rd, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of David Alan Jay (Jayball) on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in his 61st year. Beloved husband, father, brother, son, grandfather and friend. He touched all of our hearts beyond words, leaving a void that can never be filled. David has left his best friend and wife, Rosemary; his children, Kylie (Sam) and Shawna (Mike); stepchildren, Craig (Natacha) and Ryan (Christina); and three beautiful grandchildren, Georgia, Brayden and Jordyn. He will be dearly missed by his sisters, Judi (Bob) and Donna (Peter); nieces and nephews, Greg (Deb), Tim (Erica), Andrea (Wil), Christopher (Sandra), Adam (Jennifer), Karen, Jen (Carm) and Kate (Dustin); and by his great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and so many friends. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Christina Jay. David was a true family man. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time. 

 

Book of Condolences

Stacey WilkinsDave was a great guy and one who would help anyone out. He was a true sports enthuist.
Leisa SprattVery sorry to hear of your loss - so unexpected, so young.
Melissa Theriault I am so sorry for the unexpected loss of your precious Jayball! He will sorely missed. I smile huge when I think of all the laughs I had with him over hockey emails and technology. He was a great guy with a larger than life personality. Gone too soon... keep your stick on the ice, big guy!
Kathy BakerShawna and Kylie our hearts are with you in this very difficult Time. Love Russ Kathy Mackenzie and Casey
Andy ForceyI am so sorry for your huge loss. Jayball was a great guy who always was there to help out others. Sunday morning hockey will never be the same without him. My prayers are with all of you.
Ted WilkinsonI am very saddened to hear the news of Dave's passing. Dave & I met at 11 or 12 years old when we competed against one another in many team sports & as individuals in track & field. Dave was a very talented athlete & affable individual with a very genuine smile. My sincere condolences to Daves' loved ones. RIP "Jayball"
Jess & Mike Creighton Shawna, Kylie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you all of our love at this difficult time. He will be so missed. Love Jess & Mike
Debbie (Howard) EdmonstoneVery sorry to hear about David's passing and your tremendous loss. I remember David as a a young boy at family get togethers. I know he will be missed but will always be remembered in your hearts. Bill and Debbie Edmonstone
Chuck FraserLeslie and I are very saddened by the loss of Dave. He has been a good friend for over 35 years and we’ve shared a lot of great times together. Even though we only saw each other a couple of times a year when we got together it was like old times. I will miss my friend. Shawna and Kylie our thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to heal from this great loss.
Andy huszarVery sorry for your loss, my heartfelt condolences to the family, be safe and take care
Randy McClincheyI am sorry to here of the passing of Dave, my condolences to the family, Dave was a trusted and loyal friend to me and many others. Clinch
Suzanne Edwards (Jeanette's Sister)Words can't Express how sad I am to hear of Dave's passing. Please know that prayers are with you xoxo
Cheryl Evans Elford Condolences from your cousin Cheryl and family on your loss of your brother
Josh FlanaganSo sorry to hear this. Dave always spoke so highly of his daughters and Rose. A great family man with a huge heart that would do anything for his friends. Jayball was one of my first customers ever and began a long time relationship to my Landlord, Friend and Teammate on the ice. You will be missed by so many people. Thanks for the great years of Friendship Jayball❤👊
Tony and Isabel ResendesKylie and Shawna, Our sincere condolences at the passing of your dear father. Gone too soon. Tony and Isabel
Bob CurtisMy sincere condolences to the family. Friend and teammate back with East London Sports and Sunday morning skates, i will always cherish my memories of Jayball. Dave always greeted with a smile and so many laughs were had when he was around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family through a very difficult time. RIP Jayball
Dan HurrellMy sincere condolences to the family. Years of Sunday morning skates, old tournaments, so many names and great memories. Thank you Jayball for all of this. Kinsman arena will never be the same. Thoughts and prayers to your family. RIP Jayball
Phil and Melissa TerryWe are sending our condolences and prayers for the family. Dave was an AMAZING guy who is going to be missed by all. God be with you in your time of mourning and know that we are here for you.
Dan Herbert & Belmont Oldtimers Hockey Team Our condolences to the family. So sorry to hear of your loss. A great guy, team mate and opponent. Keep your stick up, Jayball!
Rick & Kimberly We are heartbroken as your friends, neighbour, and business partnership. Or sincere condolences to Daves' Rosie, to all of the children, grandchildren, and family and friends. He has left a large void, but may he live on through all those who loved him. Reach out if you need us. May God help you heal your hearts.
Lambeth Canadian Oldtimers Our condolences goes out to the Jay family , Dave will be sadly missed by all who have had the pleasure to meet him , RIP Jayball Lambeth Canadians
Mark WillisSo shocked,, just ran into Jayball at the dump recently. Great memories playing hockey with you. Condolences to the family. 🌹
Susan and Jerry O’BrienRosemary and family, Our sincere sympathies go out to you at this tragic time. We only met Dave recently, but enjoyed all our conversations. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave DarbyMy heart felt condolences to all family and friends. Dave was one of my first friends I made when I moved to London. We had a lot of good times on and off the ice over the years that I will always remember. I will miss you my friend. RIP Jayball.
Scott MachesneyKylie, Shawna and Rose my sincere condolences go out to you and your families. Dave will truly be missed and your loss is shared by many. I cherish the memories we have from the rink, the golf course, Phoenix and just hanging out, something we didn't do enough of in the last few years. Ball I'll call ya. Chester
Trevor and Lillian ReadyIt saddens me to hear about Dave’s passing. We were neighbours for 6 years, had a lot of great times with the family. Your smile will be truly missed.
Ken VenhuizenA very sad day to hear of the passing of Jayball. He was a friend and team mate that will be missed. Condolences to the family and those close to Dave with thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Jayball!
Dave AdkinLittle can ever be said of a person with whom we all enjoyed. What I do know is if it were possible to have a public service in these crazy times just the attendance of all of us in the London hockey community would make for standing room only. It is with a deep heart that I wish his family a path through their grief as JB will be deeply missed by so many... Godspeed Dave
Suzanne BartlettI am so sorry Rose to hear about Dave! He really was a nice guy. Sending love to you and the family during this difficult time! RIP Jayball!
Doug &Lynn HareRose ,Kylie ,.Shawna and family .. Everyone who knew Dave shares your heartbreak and grief ... We are left with so many great memories on the ice and off which we will treasure .. We have known Dave for so long but not long enough .. Will be so missed ..
Mary and John KobalDave was fun and full of life. We had the pleasure to know him through Rosemary. We are shocked! Our sincere condolences to both families and especially our Rosie.
Mike CrouseMy sincere condolences to family . I have fond memories playing hockey with and against Dave so sad to hear this news he was top shelf 😢 RIP JayBall you will be missed
Kenny (scotchy) MacdonaldVery sad to here of Dave (jay ball’s ) passing, sending our condolences across the pond to all the family. Great guy and was always made to feel like one of the guys when ever I came over from Bonnie Scotland.
Marysia and David GreenDear Kylie and Shawna We are so very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending you our love and prayers. Big hugs to you both
John Cadel worked daily with Dave for many years.... I miss him already, Dave's laughs, his jokes, our banter, his stories, his calls, his texts. I miss my friend. Dave was was a true gentleman. Rose and family, my deepest and sincerest sympathies. My thoughts are with you.
Brad and Stacey BrownRose, Kylie and Shawna we are very sorry for your loss. Dave was one of the best guys and his sudden passing has left us all very sad. Goodbye my friend it was an honor knowing you. Our sincerest condolences to Rose, Kylie and Shawna.
Anne Marie HickmottI had the pleasure of working where Dave got his job materials. Going to miss making silly faces at each other even with the masks on. Work wont be the same knowing he wont be back. My condolences to his family.
Brett and Michelle ButlerDave was an amazing person taken way too soon. We will cherish our time spent together and always carry on your memory. Cheers Davey.
Ron and Laurie MarlowRose, Our hearts go out to you. Jay ball was one of a kind always there to help, to talk, and always have a laugh you will be missed
Leah FerneyhoughWhat can I say about Dave, soo many crazy stories from the past during our LCA days that are pretty blurry. Pretty sure Troy was involved lol.. man did we all have some amazing times. Not only were you there for the fun you were there for the hard times like a true friend. God bless and Rest In Peace. My sincerest of condolences to Rose, shawna and Kylie.
Jenn and Nelson Henriques Our deepest and sincere condolences to the entire family, we hope that you find peace in these difficult times and may you find light in the memories that were made along the way. Our prayers are with you all.
Frank WilkinsMy deepest sympathies to the family of a great guy. Dave will be missed by more people than you can imagine. It saddens me the I hadn't seen him in quite a while because of the lifestyle we've had to put up with the past year. Jayball, missing you big time!!!! Pink
Robert LumbI’m very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I coached Dave in baseball when he went to Tecumseh P.S. My deepest condolences to his family. Robert Lumb
Rafael moreiraIt's so sad for your loss my friend a good man a good friend my condolence to all family rest in peace 😪😔
Robert LumbI’m very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I coached Dave in baseball when he went to Tecumseh P.S. My deepest condolences to his family. Robert Lumb
Cheryl and Brad IdesonRose, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all ❤
Paul DeyellSo sorry to hear about this. Dave was a friend, patient and hockey buddy. He was tough on the outside but a real softy on the inside! Condolences to Rose and family. We’ll all miss you Jayball!
Randy BaileyMy condolences to the Jay Family. Knew Dave since the old Montcalm/South high school hockey days. Played with and against him for years. He was quite the character on and off the ice. One thing for sure, he always put a smile on your face. RIP Jayball.
Kevin hareRose, Kylie, and Shawna, and family, we are so deeply saddened and share in your grief. We offer our condolences during this extremely difficult time. The white team will never be the same. RIP Jayball. You were more than just a friend.
John SutherlandI played against Dave in minor hockey and high school....then we played together when he joined our team for tournaments with the Belmont Oldtimers. I preferred having Dave on my team! He was a great competitor. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to the Jay family.
Bev BowersMy condolences to the Jay family.I was so sadened to hear the news of Dave's passing.My memories go all the way back to minor hockey.Another good guy gone way to soon.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time......RIP Jayball
Peter RutledgeThe hockey world has a huge hole in it that will never be filled. It was always fun to get on the ice with Dave. I will miss him. Condolences to his family.
LAURIE AND TODD BUTTERWICKDear Rose and Family Sending you lots of Love , many many Hugs and comfort at this very sad time. We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing . Sincere Condolences Laurie and Todd
Chris hareRose, Kylie, and Shawna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you upon hearing the news of Jayball’s passing. He was way more than just a friend to our family. He taught me so much working with him and playing on his white team. He will never be forgotten and we are blessed to have had him in our lives. Miss Ya Jayball!
Chris hareRose, Kylie, and Shawna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you upon hearing the news of Jayball’s passing. He was way more than just a friend to our family. He taught me so much working with him and playing on his white team. He will never be forgotten and we are blessed to have had him in our lives. Miss Ya Jayball!
Lauren StirlingI was very saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Dave. He was a neighbour, a good friend and great guy. His family meant the world to him. My sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time.
Peter HewittSo sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time RIP Jay
Peter HewittSo sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time RIP Jay
Jamie EVELAND for Ron CooperMy family would like to send their sincerest condolences to the Jay family, My dad, Ron Cooper coached Dave when he was a minor/major midget with London Minor Hockey Association. When I told Ron of Dave's passing he was as everyone, shocked. He went on to say what a great player Dave was.
Kelly BarkerRose, Kylie and Shawna- I am so incredible sorry for your loss. I am still honestly in disbelief so I can’t imagine how you are all feeling. Dave was such an amazing man, kind, funny, hard worker and a good listener- he helped me with multiple renovations and taught me to do so much. He was a good friend and helped me cope in some difficult times and always made me feel like a fighter. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know I am there if you need anything.
Mary Jane FerrimanRose and family; so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs of condolences and prayers for peace and comfort. Thinking of you all. xx
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