Dent, David Nathaniel

Dent, David Nathaniel

October 3rd, 2021

Tragically the victim of a motor vehicle accident at the age of 18, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 with his family present at his bedside. Forever loved and remembered by his parents, Peter and Rachel Dent. Beloved brother to Bethany, Abby (Iain) and Chloe. Adored grandson to Andy and Elizabeth DeVries. Predeceased by his grandparents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Dent. David will be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and friends. David’s contagious smile, quick wit and large heart endeared him to anyone privileged to know him. The funeral service will be conducted at Gateway Church, 890 Sarnia Road, London, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The first visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for those who do not plan to attend the funeral service. A second visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for those planning to attend both the visitation and the service. Registration is required to attend both the visitation and service.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Registration page for David's visitation on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

To register for the funeral service, please click here: Registration page for David's funeral on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (Visitation one-hour prior)

To access the livestream, please click here: Livestream for David's funeral service on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of David are asked to consider the Medway High School Football Program. Please contact Principal Greg Howard at g.howard@tvdsb.ca for more information regarding donations.

The family requests those able, to please consider Canadian Blood Services Donation to ensure we can continue to meet the needs of patients in Canada.

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Stephanie DoddsSending our deepest condolences to you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. -Stephanie Dodds, Joan Dodds and family
Chris BourdeauWe are so deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. The Bourdeau Family.
Lee McLeodSo sad to hear of this tragedy. May his memory always bring you comfort. My condolences to the whole family.
Kerry WatsonSincerest condolences to your entire family . Please know you are in my thoughts during this very difficult time. Kerry Watson
Laura BrownMy deepest sympathy to your family.... Boys leave footprints in our hearts that are never forgotten.
Vladimir Garcia My condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
LEDIA BELII am very sorry to hear. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. May his memory forever be in your hearts. Ledia Beli
Michelle PatersonMy deepest sympathy to you and your entire family, thinking of you through this difficult time, may his great memories bring you some comfort. I will keep you all in my prayers, Michelle Paterson and Family
John LindOur deepest condolences to your family during this time. The Linds
Carlo SinibaldiDear Dent Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. Our Community thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Cathy MulcahyDear Peter and family, sharing in your loss and may you find comfort with family and friends, Sincerely Cathy Mulcahy
Patricia Latchford MitchellSending my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of your precious son. May God comfort you with His love and grant you His peace that surpasses all understanding and give you the strength you need at this difficult time Our family will keep you all in our prayers. Patti Latchford
Tom & Earla FeltsDear Peter and Family, We are heart broken for you in the sudden and tragic loss of your young son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. Mourning the loss of one so young seems most difficult. May your faith and support of family and friends comfort you. We hope and pray you will know God's love and presence even during this time of sadness. Love & Prayers, Tom & Earla (Latchford) Felts
The Braid familyTo David’s family we offer our deepest condolences, words cannot express how saddened we all are with David’s passing. He will always be in our hearts and prayers. It was an honour to work with him on the football field and to know him as a friend. Rest In Peace David
Miriam McClincheyPeter, my heart goes out to and your family during this difficult time.
The Rutledge FamilyDeepest condolences to your family during this heartbreaking time. We are all so saddened to learn of his passing. Dave became good friends with our son Curtis when they both started Medway together. We will miss seeing his big smile and infectious personality. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Dave
Rico MenaDear Dent family, im so sorry for your tragic loss. Words cannot full the void that's in your hearts, but know that we are all here for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Rico and Jenny Mena
Greg Henderson Sincere condolences to David’s entire family! Having coached David at Medway was a privilege I am grateful to have had. Working with him daily throughout the season he demonstrated the sheer passion and joy he had for he game of football. The bonds of brotherhood he forged with his teammates was then, and still is now as evident as ever before. May you find strength in one another at this difficult time.
Anthony LacariaDear Dent family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Nancy & Anthony
Les WaresMy heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace and comfort during these difficult times.
Cindy CoatesMy condolences to the family during this time. I got to know David while teaching him at Medway. Definitely a character when he entered the classroom. All smiles.
Greg Stanton My thoughts and prayers are with The Dent Family and Friends. Gone way to soon. 😢
DawsonChabot I’m going to miss you buddy you were a great friend I’ll never forget you 💔
Anna MauricioWords cannot begin to express how sorry I am for this loss. When David entered my class on the first day of tenth grade I knew he would be a student that I would always remember with a smile on my face. David walked into our room that day with such energy and enthusiasm it was hard not to smile and laugh along with him. Watching David work toward achieving his goals brought me so much joy. David's big heart and kind smile were evident every time we saw one another in the hallways at Medway and while it will be missed, he will never be forgotten. I feel fortunate to have known David, he made me a better teacher and person. May you find comfort in knowing just how loved he really is.
Sue BettencourtPeter, Bethany & Family - I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.
Lina MachounTo David’s family, sending you love and prayers. We were so saddened to hear of David’s passing, he was an amazing young man and will be greatly missed. He was always so kind and caring and loved his teammates and would always joke with me when I managed his football team with the Mustangs. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace David.
Rob RoesSending my deepest condolences to Peter and family. My heart and thoughts go to you on David's tragic passing. May his memories always bring you comfort and joy.
The Coleiro familyOur deepest condolences to David's family and friends. You are in our thoughts and we hope you find comfort in observing the impact David had on those he touched. Know that the amazing Medway community will support you as navigate through this difficult time. 🙏 Colin, Shannon & Lauren
Kendal CushmanIt is with a very heavy heart that I express my condolences to Peter, Rachel, and family. My thoughts, prayers, and heart are with all those who knew David. May you all find peace during this very tragic time and continue to lean on the support of cherished memories and those who knew him.
Jennifer ThomsonMy heart is with you all.
Gary Smits and Mary Helen WalshTo David's family. We had the privilege of having David participate in the co-op program at Medway. During his time with us, we enjoyed seeing him grow into a confident productive citizen. When visiting David on the jobsite, we saw firsthand how much he enjoyed working at his new career and how fellow employees loved having him around. His last text conversation before completing our course was " I'm going to be a graduated man". Peace.
Susan BycraftMy deepest condolences to you all. Memories will always be in your hearts. Hugs to you all.
Mitch BurdenMy deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time.
Joey-Lou BakerPeter, Bethany, Jonathan, Mackenzie and all the Dent Family! My sincerest condolences on the sudden loss of your son, brother, nephew and cousin David. Although I have never had the opportunity to meet David, I can see by that beautiful smile he was a genuine, warm and lovely person like all of you!! Rest in peace David.
Lynch Family The entire Lynch Family; kane, Dillon, Tracee, and Warren All Send our deepest Condolences to the Dent, Family You are all in our deepest thoughts and Prayers at this very difficult time.
Paul & KatieTo the entire Dent family, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time and know that we are always here for you.
Sherine DuarteI am so sorry for your loss, sending my love and condolences to the entire family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Dahlberg FamilyTo David's family, we send peace, love and prayers. Our son (Zach) had the pleasure of being David's teammate with the Jr. Mustangs. David was a team player, a kind soul and a wonderful young man. Rest in the sweetest of peace David.
Tina BoothI did not have the privilege of knowing David but from one parent to another, my heartfelt condolences go to Mr. & Mrs. Dent and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dayna MeadowsI had the pleasure of getting to know David while teaching at Medway. He had the most contagious smile and always went out of his way to say hi to me when he passed me in the halls. He was a character and was the first one to help out a classmate. May your memories wrap around your heart. I am so sorry for you loss.
Jasmina TymlI am shocked and saddened to hear about Dave's passing. I remember teaching Dave well. He would burst through my door trying to make deals about his homework and he was so charming and funny I usually made the deal. Dave had such a big personality I knew I was in for a good laugh whenever he was in my class. I am grateful I got to know him a little bit as his teacher. My heart is broken for his family and all of his friends. Please know I will always remember his smiling face walking around the school and some of the laughs I got to share with Dave and his friends. I am sending you all much love and hugs from Medway High School.
Tammy LastThere are no words that seem enough. My family and I are deeply sorry for you loss. The Dent family is in our thoughts at this very difficult time.
Meaghan BowlerMy sincerest heartfelt condolences to the Dent family. My prayers and thoughts are with you during time of tragedy and grief. There truly are no words, but sending you all much love during this incredibly difficult time….
Alison HajjarThere are no right words to say in a heartbreaking time like this. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending abundant amounts of hugs and love to you. God bless you David, may you rest in eternal peace <3.
Paula and Rui SousaSending our Condolences in this very difficult time. Your Family is in our Thoughts & Prayers. God Bless
Jen Jackson & Mike LongOur sincere condolences to Peter, Rachel and family. We are so sorry to hear about this tragedy.
Brad BishopPeter, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
David CoateWe are deeply saddened to hear about your tragic loss and extend our sincerest condolences to Peter, Rachel and the entire family. May he rest in peace.
Jennifer Wagner LaframboiseI am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to Peter and his family. My prayers and thoughts go to you all.
Shawn McConvilleI am shocked an sorrowed by your unimaginable tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.
John Robinson Peter, Bethany and family My thoughts are with all of you during this tragic time. I know that the love you shared with David will last forever.
Jan PrydePeter, I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your son David. Nothing can ever prepare you for the shock, pain and heartache you and your family must all be suffering right now. Thinking of you with much sympathy.
Emily Floros-Soares Our heartfelt condolences for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dent family during this very difficult time.
Fern Seidman To The entire Dent family, I am deeply sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May his memory be a blessing 🙏🏻
Lori StrongPeter and Rachel, Bethany, Jonathan and the entire Dent family: So so sorry to learn of the unfathomable loss of David. There are no words. Sending big hugs and praying for all of you during these very difficult days ahead.
Deb WoelfleI had the privilege of working with Peter at CIBC about 5 years ago and have wonderful memories of his support for all of us in the branches. We had a few great conversations about family and I know how proud he was of this kids . My deepest condolences on your loss. I was heartbroken to hear of this accident that stole David's life. No words can give you comfort during this tragedy though I hope you find peace in memories as time goes on. As a parent of kids of similar ages, I can't even comprehend the pain your family is in. I will keep your family in my prayers and hope you find strength in each other. May David rest in eternal peace.
Deb WoelfleI had the privilege of working with Peter at CIBC about 5 years ago and have wonderful memories of his support for all of us in the branches. We had a few great conversations about family and I know how proud he was of this kids . My deepest condolences on your loss. I was heartbroken to hear of this accident that stole David's life. No words can give you comfort during this tragedy though I hope you find peace in memories as time goes on. As a parent of kids of similar ages, I can't even comprehend the pain your family is in. I will keep your family in my prayers and hope you find strength in each other. May David rest in eternal peace.
Andrea DeVriesDear Rachel and family, I am so deeply sorry for your incredible loss. I can’t even imagine the pain you are feeling. From the comments on this page, your son sounded like a beautiful, and well loved person. My thoughts are with you.
Joanne Simac My most sincere condolences to all of David’s family. David was such a fun and energetic student. He always gave me a friendly hello in the hallway and would stop by the family studies food lab when something smelled delicious. He would never turn down a sample ☺️. Wishing you all strength and courage during this difficult time. He will forever be remembered ❤️.
Ann DevriesDear Rachel and family, My family and I send our love and deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your pain and loss.Praying that God's love enfolds you and comforts you through your pain.
Dianne Fenton Dear Peter and Rachel and family I am so very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son and brother David. My heart breaks for you. My deepest condolences to you and to the whole family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sonia SangiorgiMy deepest condolences to the entire Dent family. My heart breaks for you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your beautiful boy David rest in eternal peace.
Ornella LisiDear Peter and Family So sorry to hear of the passing of David. wishing you the strength to weather this tragic event. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.our deepest sympathy. Ornella & Adam
Elaine ReganDear Peter and Bethany, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Please know that I am thinking of you all during this very difficult time. May David rest in peace.
Julie DemersPeter & Family, I am devastated to hear of the loss of your beautiful son David . The news struck me since David is just a year younger then my eldest Charlie. I had the pleasure of meeting David when I worked for you in Ottawa. Big Smile, Awesome Laugh that filled the branch and I remember he loved to eat the candies in your office! Words cannot comfort you for what you and your family are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you navigate through this difficult time . Julie, Mark , Charlie & Sam
Joy DassDear Peter and Family, Very sad to hear about this tragic news. Our condolences to you and the family. May our Almighty God bless you and give you all, HIS peace and comfort. Blessings! Joy Dass and family.
Stephanie SparlingPeter, I am so very sorry to hear of this absolute tragic news. Please know I am thinking of you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, may he rest in peace. Stephanie and the Sparling Family
Fred and Deb LatchfordOur hearts break for you at the loss of your precious son. We are keeping you in our prayers. May you feel God's arms around you as you go through this difficult time. Love and prayers, Fred and Deb Latchford
Samira Soufan Dear Peter and family , I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time, My sincere condolences to you and your family Love and prayers from ; Samira Soufan & family
Greg and Christine SuddsDearest Rachel, Peter and Family. May the sorrow and loss you feel soon give way to warm memories and may those memories comfort you, strengthen you and give you peace. With sympathy to you both and your family. Greg, Christine Sudds and Family
Emma Keable My heart aches for your family, I was saddened to hear of David’s passing, my memories of him and our time together are some of the best memories I carry. Chloe, David and I were the three musketeers- in Ottawa, we were the best of ourselves and I will miss this always, but I will smile at our secrets and smile when we got level 16 in Black Ops like we had conquered the world. I will miss you dear friend, even though it has been a while since we were close friends, my absolute best memories are of you and Chloe. Your soul rests with the creator … Miigwetch dear David, we will see you soon!
Kevin BordinDear Dent Family - I am so sorry for your tragic loss. My thoughts are with you and David.
The Kelly FamilyWe are so very sorry for your devastating loss. Noel played football with David for many years. He will be remembered as a great person and teammate. Steve, Julie, Noel and Paige
maria benhamI am so sorry for your loss. My s.i.l. (Patty L.P.Lancaster) asked me if I'd heard about this car accident. I had read about it in the lfp but did not know there was a family connection. I live in Arva, so am familiar with the high school and have often heard the lads at football practice. May you find some comfort in the memories you shared.
Robert GaliziaPeter, my deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful family on the loss of your beloved son and brother David. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss and I only pray that fond memories of time spent together with David will help to somehow numb the pain. I wish you all peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Peter, Doreen and familySo sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you
Evelyn DoddsPeter, Bethany and family I was so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. You are in my thoughts today especially, may you find comfort in your memories. Evelyn
Ashley Matthysse and FamilyRachel, Peter and Family There are no words for this unimaginable loss. As I read these beautiful messages I can feel how truly wonderful he was and will leave a lasting impression in the hearts of many. I hope during the hardest days you can carry that with you and find some kind of light in those dark days. I know our dad welcomed him with open arms and will watch over him until you meet again. Love you all so much and sending hugs from afar...xoxo
Paulina Marshall Our deepest condolences to the Dent family, may you find the strength in the love around you at this difficult time. Paulina, Miriam, Alex & Yash.
Michael DogarDear Peter & Family from my family to yours, We are so sorry for you loss and send our condolences and will have you in our thoughts during this difficult time
Nick ComlyDear Peter and family: I am so sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences. Thinking of you all during this extremely difficult time.
Emily Williams-YeagersDear Peter and Family, my sincerest condolences on your loss. Sending you all thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Larry and Patty LancasterWe are thinking of you and your family, Peter. Love and Prayers.
Joe PelechatyPeter and family, my deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.
Kelly MelchersDear Peter and Family, My deepest condolences for your loss. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Rob, Wilma Simpson & FamilyDear Peter, Rachel and Family: We are sending you our deepest love and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your precious David. We share your sadness greatly and pray that each of you will find comfort, peace, and strength in beloved memories of him, and also from this verse: 1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, 'What no eye has seen, nor ear has heard, and no mind has imagined, the things God has prepared for those who love him.'
carolina sinibaldiDear Peter and family my deepest condolences for your loss . My prayers are with Peter and your family .
Angela DevriesDear Rachel and family, I am deeply saddened to learn of your tragic loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Carrie SammutI am so very shocked and saddened at the tragic loss of Dave. We spent lots of time together up in the SST room at Medway. He had a big personality and an even bigger smile. He was a master negotiator and he always had the ability to make me laugh. He will be dearly missed. My heart hurts for all of Dave's family and friends. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Tracy Cocksworth Dear Peter and family Iam sorry for your loss Dave was wonderful person with a smile that lit up a room. Rest in peace Dave . sincerely Tracy and family
Doug & Kathy Nogle & familyDoug & I were so very saddened by the news of David's sudden passing. Our hearts go out to all of you during this extremely difficult time. We send you our deepest sympathy & most sincere condolences! May the Lord Comfort, Strengthen & give you Peace!
Debbie and Mike LajoiePeter and Rachel Our heart breaks for you A parents worst nightmare Love each other and be strong together every day hopefully gets easier Xoxo
Andrea EmeryI am shocked and saddened to hear of David's passing. Each day, when he arrived at Medway, he would stroll into the office with a big smile a Timmies and a creative excuse. His smile lit up a room and always made my day. His loss will be felt by so many but of course most deeply by you, the family. My thoughts are with you as you navigate this new normal. ♥
Denise and Ken HoppnerPeter, Rachel, Bethany, Abby and Chloe - We are so terribly sad to hear about David's tragic accident. It brought tears to my eyes to see 'all grown up' David smiling in his graduation cap. I know he was loved so much by all of you - our thoughts are prayers are with all of you. Denise, Ken and Anonda Hoppner
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