David Lavender

Obituary of David Richard Lavender


David Lavender passed away peacefully in his sleep, at St. Joseph’s Hospice London, on Friday, November 5th, 2021 at the age of 69.  Beloved husband of Jane (née Campbell) for 44 years. Loving father of Tracey Cronin (Paul) and Chrissy Lavender (Francis Majewski). The best Papa to Jillian, Olivia, and Colin.  Loving brother of Wendy (Randy) and Ron (Colleen); brother-in-law to Delilah (Steve), Rose, Jym (Monique), and John. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Dorothy Lavender, his in-laws Peter and Espedita Campbell, his sister Diane (Sam), brother-in-law Chuck (Barb), and sister-in-law Susie.  Also loved by numerous nieces and nephews.


David recently retired from IPEX in London. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel. Over the past few years, David became very enthusiastic about collecting and building LEGO.  He could find a store that sold LEGO anywhere he went.  The grandkids loved coming to visit and always asked to play with it as soon as they came in.


For 15 years, David was a dedicated member of the Listowel Kinsmen Club, as well as spent several years volunteering with the Listowel Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization.

The family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London.


Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received by the family for a memorial visitation on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m and from 7:00 p.m to 9:15 p.m.  Registration will be required to attend the visitation. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place and masks are mandatory.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.


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