David Levy passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a brief fight with cancer at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Oct. 23, 2021 at the age of 80.
Husband of Anne (Mitchell), married 55 years. Father of Doug (Nancy), Dale (Donna) and Kevin (Yolanda). Grandfather of Jessica (Nick), Adam (Avery), Sean (Marrisa), Jordan (Kayla), Paul (Sarah), Ashlyn, Rhett (Destiny), Parker, Justin (Katie), Mitchell. Great-grandfather of Maeve, Liam, Lillian, Benjamin, Colton, Jayden and Jaxon. Brother of George and Ruth Levy (deceased), Harold and Betty Levy of St. Marys, John and Marie Brookshaw of Wiarton, Margaret Levy of Mitchell and brother-in-law of Jim and Cyndy Mitchell of Niagara Falls, Bill and Bonnie Mitchell of St. Marys. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Eleanor (Sparling) Levy and in-laws Jimmy and Peggy (Cowan) Mitchell.
David was born at the Arthur Meighen home in Blanshard Township in June of 1941. He grew up farming with his parents and family on their farm near Woodham. David and Anne bought the family farm in 1978 where they raised their boys and made many great memories. In 1985, David joined his brother's business, Harold Levy Construction and St. Marys Wood Products, where he worked until he retired. This is where he honed his carpentry skills which led to his finest project of building his own home with his wife and family. David acted as the general contractor for the project and built the home on evenings and weekends. He hand built all of the cabinets, vanities, trim and doors. He was a perfectionist and definitely incredibly proud of his work. At the age of 75, David watched a YouTube video and taught himself how to build his own band saw. The saw is still in the family today and continues to provide beautiful furniture for his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. He was meticulous with the fine details and was very patient to ensure everything was right and built to last. David was also very mechanically inclined and could fix all of his own equipment. A trait that he passed onto the next generations of Levy's. He was always willing to lend a hand and help with any project. He worked hard to provide for his family. David was proud to watch his boys enjoy their passions, whether it was a ball game or a trip to the Kirkton fall fair to watch a derby or tractor pull. He would proudly wear a hat or shirt from their teams and was definitely their biggest fan. You could always find him at the ball diamond or reading a newspaper article about the boys with a big smile on his face. He loved going to Williamsford and spending time with Tom & Sharron and Bill & Betty and helping with projects around the property. He enjoyed a trip over to the grass farm to watch the cattle or help Tom mend a fence. He enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Ipperwash and being at the lake. It was a perfect road trip for David and Anne where they'd stop along the way to enjoy an Ice Capp together. In the past, you could always find David on a Friday night at his in-laws' home where he enjoyed a drink on the front porch with his buddy and father-in-law, Jimmy. We all know they're now on a porch somewhere enjoying a drink together. Let's all raise a glass in celebration of David's life!
Cremation has taken place.
David's family will hold A Celebration of Life for David on Sunday, November 14, 2021 from 2pm - 5pm at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.
Memorial donations may be made to the
St. Marys Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 940 St. Marys,ON N4X 1B6
or the Canada Cancer Society
55 St Clair Avenue West,
Suite 500, Toronto,Ontario M4V 2Y7