Elliott, David Allen
June 23, 1941 - April 19, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce that David Elliott, at age 80, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2022.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 56 years, Sandra, his two sons, Cameron (Stephanie) and Duane (Hi-Jeong), and his wonderful grandchildren, Hannah, Fiona, and Andrew. Throughout his life, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and could be counted on to travel almost any distance to see his children and grandchildren follow their passions for sports. Those who knew him understood that he never bragged except when he was talking about them.
David was the only child of Harold and Gladys Elliott. They encouraged him to play sports with the neighbourhood kids and at Sarnia Central High School and to take his studies seriously. Many of his summers were spent sailing the Great Lakes with his grandfather, and sometimes his cousins, aboard various CSL boats. David spent several years living and studying at Huron College (UWO) where he earned a BA, an MBA, and a law degree from the University of Western Ontario. While home from school, he had the good fortune to meet Sandra at the Rose Gardens, and the two were wed in August of 1965.
David enjoyed sailing on Lake Huron, golfing at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, and skiing all over North America. He had a great passion for all cars, but especially Mustangs. That passion extended to attending car races in Canada and the United States, and driving laps at Daytona, Charlotte, and Indianapolis motor speedways.
Many families in the Sarnia-Lambton area, and beyond, were provided with legal services and advice over the past 50 plus years and David’s patience, knowledge, and understanding became well known and sought after during that time.
David’s family would like to thank the caring and compassionate doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Greensmith, Jenny, and Barb.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Huron House Boys Home at https://hhbh.ca/how-to-support/ or Community Living Sarnia-Lambton at https://www.communitylivingsarnia.org/get-involved/donate
The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photographs or messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca