It is with great sadness that his family announces the sudden passing of David Wright in the morning on Monday, June 7th, 2021, at the age of 57. David was an avid reader and; enjoyed hiking, biking and he traveled extensively. His passion was European football; David was a dedicated fan of the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., the Bolton Wanderers F.C. and the England Football Team. David grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Alberta, followed by a Master’s Degree in History from York University in Toronto.
David retired in 2018 after a successful 31-year career with the Federal Public Service, working in various departments, including the Department of Justice, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Canada Border Services Agency, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. David was an accomplished cellist and an active member of the Ottawa classical music community, belonging to several orchestras and ensembles, including the Lansdowne String Quartet. A valued member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) for 24 years, he served as the musician representative to the OSO board.
David leaves behind his beloved spouse, Josée Therrien and his in-laws Noëlla and Jacques. A dear son of the late Francis and Barbara Wright, he also leaves behind his brothers, Christopher, Adrian and Ian, his nephews and nieces, Tim, Robert, Kelly, Emily, Terri, Sarah, Stephen, Bronwyn and Simon, and his great nephews and great nieces, Abigail, Anna, Theodore, Alexander and Sydney. The celebration of David’s life will be held at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, when COVID restrictions allow for a larger gathering. In lieu of flowers, a donation in the memory of David made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation would be appreciated.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember David as a compassionate and kind person. It was a joy to play with David.
Aunty Pat and Uncle Philip Linney
We were shocked to hear of such a sad early death of a nephew we very much admired. The last time we saw him was in the Cotswolds , where we were celebrating our wedding Anniversary with all the family. It was a very happy occasion we all enjoyed his company, only wishing we lived closer and could see more of him . Our love and deepest sympathy to Josee all our family in Canada
Olivier Philippe Auguste
I could remember growing up watching OSO players performed, to becoming a player myself, and becoming musician friend to you and others, I’ve played many many concerts with you at OSO, during practice or concerts when someone makes a comment and we kinda just look at each other and I know you understood exactly what I was thinking about, always smiling, always ready to listen with kindness, offer advice in the best positive way, before summer started you emailed me, you wanted to play with me, I wanted to say non because of my busy schedule, but I couldn’t say no to a friend, so we decided that we’re going to play as a quartet, you took the time to ask me what I wanted to play, we was planing a concert just a few months before you past away, when I got the news it really hurt and I can say that I’ve played with some other musicians after in the community that really was very saddened about the news. I say this to say I am grateful to have meet someone like you David, I send my sincere condolence to Josee and the family, strength in those difficult time
My sincerest condolences. I only found out about David’s passing today. David loved
his puns and loved to make people laugh.
He had a big place in my heart.