In Memory of



Obituary for John “Dave”

After a long and valiant battle with cancer, John David DOWNIE (Dave) left this world behind, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the age of 60, and was called Home by his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He was born on June 29, 1959; and is survived by his wife and best friend Pam, married for over 33 years; his cherished children: Peter, Nathan (Kassy), and Drew, and his precious grandchildren Mila and Baby Downie; his father Allan Downie; and his sisters Kathy (John) Geerts and Tricia (Mario) Piccinin. Dave has been reunited with his mother Jean Downie, in Heaven. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Life Transitions, Chatham. Cremation has taken place. A graveside Service will be held at the West Bothwell Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends will be invited to the Dawn-Euphemia Community Centre, 6213 Mill Street in Florence, for a time of fellowship and where a formal Celebration of Life Service at a later date. In Dave’s memory, please consider donating to: Emmanual Christian Church, Newbury, or to Victoria’s Quilts Canada. EMMANUAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Newbury
I have attended this place of worship for the past 32+ years. We may be small in number, but the Word of God is preached faithfully each Sunday. The Pastor is Ken Willis. I have also preached the occasional sermon. We have been able to make donations to the local food bank; as well as to several ministries, particularly to bless Israel. The church is located at 15 Broadway Street in Newbury, and the contact number is 519-693-4992. Thank you for considering making a donation to this church.
VICTORIA’S QUILTS CANADA I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help. From a humble beginning in October 1999, volunteers now provide nearly 6,000 quilts yearly to Canadian cancer patients. Their quilts provide physical and spiritual comfort, to those confident to know that they are not alone in their health struggles. I can personally testify to feeling the quilt’s warmth, as I went through chemo in an icy hospital environment. Thanks for supporting this worthy cause. For more information contact: ; or phone (613)843-9212.