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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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Robert and Diane Fahlman

Dear Josée and family, Dee and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on David's sudden death last week while out cycling. While far too soon, David was out doing something he loved. You are in our thoughts and we hope you take some comfort during this difficult time to reflect on the wonderful life you celebrated together. Big hugs from Rob and Dee in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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Maria Silva-Roy

Josee, please accept my sincerest condolences. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

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Robert W. Peck

I wish to extend deepest sympathies to Josée and family on the untimely passing of David. As then President of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra I had the good fortune to serve with David on the board of directors. His wise counsel, collegiality and common sense were deeply appreciated. As a musician he was a pillar of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and whose presence will be missed by fellow musicians and admirers. May his memory be eternal.
Robert Peck
Past President,
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

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Ann Frederking

My sincere sympathies to Josée and the extended family. I shared 14 of those 24 years in the Ottawa Symphony and fondly remember David as a talented musician. He will be missed.

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Nigel Wright

Our deepest heartfelt condolences for the sad loss of David we are all in a state of shock , the few times we were privileged to be in his company was always fun filled and with excellent conversation a lovely dear gentleman who will be sadly missed by his family and by his relatives here in the UK much love. Nigel, Julie, Eleanor, Hannah and Greg

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Nigel Wright

Our deepest heartfelt condolences for the sad loss of David we are all in a state of shock , the few times we were privileged to be in his company was always fun filled and with excellent conversation a lovely dear gentleman who will be sadly missed by his family and by his relatives here in the UK much love. Nigel, Julie, Eleanor, Hannah and Greg

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Nawfel Djari

Please accept my sincerest condolences for David's passing. I had the pleasure of playing in a quartet with him for a few years - sharing laughs, hugs, memories, and learning so much from such a fun, smart man.

He will forever be in my heart. And my future chamber concerts, are in this name <3

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Rhonda and TJ

Josée,
It is clear the loss of David will be felt by many. May the memories of him and his many contributions be celebrated by all. Sending you and the family strength to get through this difficult time.

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Mark Fenton

I met David when I was 13 and can honestly say his influence was formative, positive and fun. A friend in every sense of the word. I'm so sorry for your loss Josée, and regret I never saw the two of you together.

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Peter Rapson

David was a wonderful colleague and friend. He was always good natured and had a most positive and easygoing disposition. He will be most sorely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Rest In peace, dear David!
With much affection,
Peter

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