Carver, David Ernest

Carver, David Ernest

May 12th, 2019

Passed away tragically, on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, at the age of 57. Dave was born in London, on October 29, 1961, to Kenneth and Hazel Carver. He was a small business owner, for 33 years, of Carver Sheet Metal Inc. In his high school years, he was a provincial wrestling champion, and later represented Canada in multiple world ultramarathon championships, as well as completing multiple marathons, triathlons, and iron man races. No one could be happier or more excited about a mini Snickers bar than Dave. When not working hard at his family business, he had a strong love of golf, drinking coffee with friends at Angelos, vacationing to his home in Tampa, Florida, playing cards, and above all, showed a great love for his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his spouse, Catherine Burke, her son James, and four of his five children: Samantha Groot (Thomas), Laura Carver (Justin), Jamie Cashen (Michael) and Michael Carver (Bethany). Also survived by his five grandchildren: David, Ryder, Bryce, Kaylee and Brooklynn; stepchildren Malcolm, Brittany (Geoffrey); newest grandson Colton; sister Beverly Carroll; brothers Joseph Carver (Nancy) and Kenneth Carver (Deborah); multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family whom he kept close. Preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Crystal Carver; mother Hazel Carver; father Kenneth Carver; stepmother Mary Carver; brother Fred Carver; and brother-in-law Barry Carroll. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, a reception will be held at Greenhills Golf Club. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dave are asked to consider Run for Ovarian Cancer 2019. 

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Mike BacigalupoI was lucky to have had Dave Carver as my friend. I respected his parenting wisdom and dedication to family. I admired and was amazed by his running abilities. I can’t even begin to think of how much I’ll miss him at morning coffee. I thought he would go on running (maybe with a limp) forever. He was a powerhouse filled with passion and determination in a relatively small package but impossible to ignore and will never be forgotten. Mike
Elaine Carter My sincere condolences to Dave's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all for strength and peace through this difficult time. Cherish the memories
Armand & LiseOur thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. We are so heartbroken and sorry for your loss. Our friend Dave will be in our hearts and memories forever.” “Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. Armand and Lise 🙏🙏🙏💕💕
Cheryl CampbellCousin Dave was a wonderful man, I have fond memories of him and no matter how old I was, he still called me by the nickname that his dad gave me “squeaky“. Always made me smile, he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him! He’s in great company in heaven with all the family members that have preceded him! I will miss you Dave! Sympathy and condolences to all his close family members.
Steve HoweI remember like it was yesterday when I first met Dave in the hallway of a hockey arena in the early 1990s when daughter Laura was trying out for the team I was coaching. We became great friends over the next few years and I had the pleasure of coaching, Laura, Sam and Brittany as we moved through the decade. Through the many games, practices and tournaments Dave was always there for his daughters and always a big supporter of the teams and the organization. There was one season we nicknamed our team Carver’s Crunchers with Dave as the team sponsor and manager. It was a year I’ll never forget and I’m sure his daughters and my daughter will forever hold dear in their memories. Many times we solved the problems of the world over coffee at his office. Many times we shared a laugh over a brown pop usually after the big game at a tournament in a far away city. As our daughters moved into high school and my life took a new direction we didn’t see each very often but kept in touch through social media. We shared our surgical recoveries, mine bilateral knee replacement and him his tibial osteotomy in both legs. We were supposed to get together again for coffee but we never made it. I will always remember Dave. He inspired me. His humour was infectious and his dedication to family and friends was incredible. He will be missed and my thoughts today are with his family in this most difficult time. It was indeed an honour to know Dave and call him my friend.
MalcolmRIP super Dave
Debbie Richardson BoricI knew Dave thru high school, the wild cats, lets just say he was a great guy and knew how to have fun. From what I have read he was still the fun loving great guy. There are lots of wild cats that graduated with Dave up in heaven. Thanks for the memories Dave.
Sandy FordI had the distinct honor of knowing Dave through his years of dedicated support to being a Carrier dealer with his business. My heart breaks hearing of this news because I witnessed Dave's love of life, family and friends and his dedication to work. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends. May he forever live in your hearts, May he forever watch over you all.
Laura Perry My deepest condolences to all of Dave's family. Dave was one of the first people I met in the ultra community and he inspired me each and every time I saw him. He will be deeply missed.
Steve ShelstadI’m really sorry for your loss, Ken.
Colin R.NashDear Carver Family; My sincere condolences for the loss of such a great human being. I only got to meet Dave about a year or so ago, but could tell quickly that he was a positive impact on anyone who knew him. Colin
Diana WilliamsonMy condolences to all the family..... Cathy and all the kids and grand kids during this very difficult time. I met Dave when my mother in law (Mary) and Dave's father Ken dated and later married and the Williamson/Carver family began. Dave was always a kind and gentle person. Family was so important to him and he was an AMAZING father . He will be sadly missed by so many that knew him and his generosity. May he rest in peace
Valerie LovinsCousin Dave was a wonderful man and loved his family greatly. even though it was not until we were older that we became close it was like we had always been very close. He had a huge heart and was a generous man. He had a great love for his marathons and was very dedicated to staying fit and healthy. I will miss him terribly. Sending my sympathy and condolences to the family. Till we meet again. Love Cousin Valerie and Carlotta.
Lori JoyesMy heartfelt condolences to Dave's family and friends! Dave was an awesome schoolmate growing up! He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Elizabeth ArkwrightOur sincere condolences to the Carver family. I got to know David when his sister Beverly and I travelled to Wales to support the him and the Canadian team in a 24 hour marathon race. He was passionate about the sport and determined to complete the race with a goal of participating in more races in The Netherlands and The united States. He was surrounded by a supportive family and it was an amazing experience and trip that I will never forget. David will be missed by his family and friends.
Michael and Heather LernerHeather and I met Dave and Catherine as new members at the hunt Club and shared their company over golf this past year. To his family we express our deepest condolences and hope that you find comfort at this difficult of happy memories with family and friends.
Emco Londonso saddened to hear of this tragic loss! Dave was a good customer and always a pleasure to deal with. Our deepest condolences go out to his family at this very difficult time.
Elizabeth and Ross Di ChiaraOur deepest sympathy to Beverly and your family for this very tragic loss of your brother. Just reading the wonderful tribute here shows what a very special person he was. Our thoughts are with you all.
Diana WilliamsonMy condolences to all the family..... Cathy and all the kids and grand kids during this very difficult time. I met Dave when my mother in law (Mary) and Dave's father Ken dated and later married and the Williamson/Carver family began. Dave was always a kind and gentle person. Family was so important to him and he was an AMAZING father . He will be sadly missed by so many that knew him and his generosity. May he rest in peace
Bernie & Sue BierbaumBernie and I only just met Dave and Cathy last summer over a fun golf game and dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them and were looking forward to continue that friendship. Our deepest sympathy to Cathy and the family at this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Dave HillMy sincere condolences to the Carver family and to all who knew Dave Aside from bing the best friend I’ve ever had, he was a very generous and compassionate person. He had many struggles in his short life but always could overcome them. We ran many miles together which I will cherish forever. Most of all I cherish the true friendship we had for each other. Rest In Peace my friend.
Zena Jaworski Deeply saddened to hear the news of Dave's passing. Sincere condolences to Dave's friends and loving family.
Patrick WoodOur thoughts and prayers are with the Carver family at this difficult time. I went through school with Dave. I had the privilege of wrestling with Dave and the pleasure of sharing sheet metal class together. Mr Lange took the two of us aside in high school and said boys, your good at this, you should take it up as a profession. Well, Dave did, fortunately and he installed a furnace for us a couple years back. It was great to see him again and chat a little about our mutual passion for running and friends from the past. My condolences to the entire family. Rest in peace my friend.
Paula hillDave carver was an awesome person who done so much for other People. He was a caring loving father and grandfather who will miss him very much. Your tire running family will miss you for ever and we will run for our dear friend Dave carver. I was so lucky to meet a great friend and an awesome runner. You left us way to soon my friend, not only got to meet Dave but also got to meet his sweet kids and some of his loving grandkids. You may be gone but will never be forgotten. I love you Dave and Cathy Burke very much.
David CashenI would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Carver Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers .
Roberta ReardonI am sending my thoughts and prayers to all of the family. My deepest condolences. Roberta
Cindy WilliamsMy sincere condolences to all of Dave's family and friends. I (We) knew him for many years in the construction business. He was always so professional, kind and helpful over the years. He spoke often of his family. He was so proud of you all. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
James OlsonI am the Chair of the Executive Committee of the London Run for Ovarian Cancer. David’s request that people support the Run in his memory is unique and very moving. Though I did not know him, David sounds like he was an extraordinary person. On behalf of the London Run for Ovarian Cancer, I want to extend my condolences to David’s family, as well as our thanks for David’s generosity to the Run. I hope that David’s family can cope with his passing by recalling happy memories of him.
Rico DorseyMy deepest condolences, our prayers are with all of his family and friends. Rico and Melissa
Bill SalmonMy condolences to Dave's family Whenever we got together for lunch it was obvious how proud he was of his family Anything Dave did he comitted himself 100 percent and as a result he was very successful. I wish you strength through this very difficult time
brad clausSorry for your loss
Andrei NanaOur deepest condolences. Dave was a great guy loved by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. Claire & Andrei Nana
Gord McDonald My very deepest condolences to the entire Carver family and staff. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
David McGillivrayMy deepest condolences to the Carver family, I knew Dave from Manor Park and Westminster SS. I left London 30 years ago, moving back recently, many years have gone by, however I remember Dave as a personable and kind person, you will be deeply missed by your family and friends...RIP Dave
ken carverWell still thinking of you every day. Miss you Kenny
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