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.
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Dear Josée, I'm so sorry to hear this very sad news and my heart goes out to you. My deepest sympathies.❤
My deepest condolences to Josée and the extended family. So sorry for your loss.
Mes sincères sympathies Josée. Je pense à toi pendant ces temps difficile.
The punniest and best uncle one could have. So shocked and sad. We will miss you Uncle David
Josée please accept my deepest condolences for your tragic loss. I remember quite vividly the pictures of your trip to France together.
Darrell Gaudet and Joanne Crampton
Josée, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Darrell & Joanne
My sincerest sympathies Josee and family.
Léo Vaillant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chère Josée, Je suis très désolé du décès de David et de la grande peine que son départ soudain t'occasionne. Martine et moi t'offrons nos condoléances et te souhaitons le courage et l'espoir pour surmonter cette épreuve. Prends soin de toi. Léo et Martine
My deepest sympathies to you all.
I had the chance to work with David in the last few years of his carrer at the RCMP. Professional, competent, dedicated, he was just a great man to work with. Over the years, I also had the chance to attend NAC concerts in which David performed. What a gifted musician ! What a loss for his family and the community. Josée, Lucie et moi d'offrons nos sincères condoléances. Bon courage dans cette épreuve.