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David Wenger

David Wenger

May 30, 2011

David Wenger
Wenger, David; passed away surrounded by his family on Monday May 30, 2011. David Robert Wenger of Mount Forest in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Mary Wenger. Loved father of Jennifer Hoehn & husband Terry of Barrie, Andrea Ferrier & husband Dean of Southgate Township and Aaron Wenger & wife Sharon of Mount Forest. Loving grandfather of Ryanne, Caleb, Brad, Darin, Drew, Noah, Damon and Olivia. Remembered by his sisters Lee Haskins of Cambridge, Cath & Husband Norm MacLennan of Listowel, father-in-law Robert Ahara of St. Catharines, brother-in-laws Ted Ahara of Cambridge, Charlie Campbell of Seaforth. Predeceased by his parents Jean & Barry Wenger, sister-in-law Peg Campbell, brother-in-law Mike Haskins and mother-in-law Adelaide Ahara. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday June 4th at 2:00p.m.Memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or to Cancer Patient Services would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.englandfuneralhome.com


Dear Mary, Jen, Andrea, Aaron and families: We were so terribly sorry to hear about Daves passing. Please know that you are not alone. You are all in our thoughts and most certainly our prayers...Debb, Daryll, Jessie and Burke

— Debb and Daryll Cameron, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary and family, I was shocked to learn of Dave's passing. While we never shared a lot of time together, the times we did share were highlights in my days. I've always considered Dave a good friend. I am very sorry for our loss.

— Adam Jongkind, June 1, 2011

Andrea & Jen and family: We are very sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Take care. Love Rich & Sandra

— Sandra Bulley, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary & family, Bob called to tell me of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Ellen

— Mary Ellen Wooddisse, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary and Family, We were very sorry to hear of Dave's passing.We are sending our condolences your way and to let you know we are thinking of you.

— Staff of Mount Forest Motors, June 1, 2011

Please accept my sincere sympathy. Kathy

— Katherine Lemaich, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies as you grieve the loss of your wonderful partner in life, dear father, and loving grandfather. I know how much David loved his family, he was such a kind and giving man. I am so happy to see how your family has grown over the years, he would have been so proud of all of his children, and eight grandchildren. I think of our years and friendship in Mount Forest--such fond memories!!! May you and yours be comforted with all the joy and precious memories you have to remember and cherish. My thoughts are with all of you in this time of great sadness and sorrow. Sincerely, Your Friend, Grace Wick

— Grace Wick, June 1, 2011

The Wenger and Misselbrook families have shared a friendship that spans 35 years or more. We've shared much joy in family weddings, birth of grandchildren, and other life victories. And now we share in grief with the loss of our devoted friend, a joyful man, by the name of Wenger. Rest in Peace.

— Ted and Pat Misselbrook, June 1, 2011

Mary and family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Amy & Bill Hieber and family, June 1, 2011

We are saddened to hear of Dave`s passing. I first met Dave through the Lions Club back in the early 90`s. I enjoyed working with him at many projects. In 1995 I was president and Dave was the Secretary he was a very big help to me. Some of his stunts back then were priceless, like the time he pulled his pants down and his whole behind was purple from falling of Murray Calders camel. he said he couldn`t sit for weeks. Our thoughts and prayers go to Mary and Family and all who will miss him.

— Bill & Diane Dineen, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary & family...so sorry,our deepest sympathies to you and your family

— Bill & Judy Gerber, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary and family:I am so sorry to hear of the passing of David.He was one of my best friends when I was growing up in Wingham on Leopold St.We were the same age,and I remember his Dad Mom and sisters.We sort of lost touch with each other when my family and I moved to Exeter when I was 9 years old. My deepest sympathies.

— Charles Keating, June 1, 2011

Receiving the news that my good friend Dave Wenger is no longer with us was very hard to take. My memory bank immediately went back to the fun times David and I had together over the years as we worked hard to build the Ontario Community Newspaper Association into what it is today. But, more than that, was the support that David gave to me during my years on the OCNA board. Whenever I had a problem David was always there with a friendly ear and sound advice. My thoughts are with Mary and family during these very sad times.

— Harry Stemp, June 1, 2011

Dear Mary, Sometimes there are no words to express how we feel at this time of sorrow. Hopefully the sharing of memories with family and friends, will help you through this difficult time. Blessings to you and all your family. Barb and Joe O'Brien

— Barb O'Brien, June 1, 2011

Mary and Family Thinking of you and your family. Our sincere condolences Regards Linda and Ken Dewar

— Linda Dewar, June 2, 2011

Dear Mary and Family,Our condolences on the loss of you Husband you have our deepest sympathy.Our thoughts and Prayers our with you Mary and your Family at this difficult time. Dave was a good neighbor he will be miss by all who knew him. Perry,Pattie Gale and Family

— Perry and Patricia Gale, June 2, 2011

We were saddened to hear of your loss. Dave did so much for this community and he will be sorely missed. Our condolences to his family. Kris & Corn

— Kris and Cornelia Svela, June 2, 2011

Dear Mary and Family: It was with great sadness that we read of our dear friend David 's passing. We met David in Stratford while we attended Stratford Teacher's College in 1968, and a lifelong friendship developed over that time. David helped at our wedding by hiding our car and then delivering it to us at the appropriate time for us to leave on our honeymoon complete with a wonderful surprise lunch and champagne prepared by his mom.Although our paths parted for about 20 years, It was like we had never lost contact when we reconnected at the Owen Sound Marina in 1989 to share our love of boats and water.What wonderful summer weekends we had. We will never forget those times. We share your sorrow and sense of loss at this time and send our love. Ken and Anne Smith

— Ken and Anne Smith, June 3, 2011

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Wenger family. Interesting that David's middle name was Robert (most probably after his Uncle Bob)! Thinking of Cath, Norm, your family, Gladys and family, as well as to all members of the Wenger family. Sincerely, Lois Reoch & Family

— Lois Reoch & Family, June 3, 2011

Dear Mary, Catherine and Norm, Lee and all family members: I was sorry to learn of Dave's passing. I have fond memories of my days in Wingham, many of which seemed to involve the Wengers, and some of which saw Dave and me, and Larry McDonald ... and Doug and Rod Cameron ... and Gary Reed and Alan Mowbray... and other young bloods ... hitting the streets in our various semi-reliable sports cars. One such blast took Dave and me almost to Bluevale, as I recall, in a Mini Cooper that, well, "developed problems".... I'm sorry I haven't kept up very well with you all in recent years, but I do extend my sincere condolences to you now in this time of bereavement. I'm sure you have some great memories. I'm glad I knew the man. All the very best to you. -- sj

— steve jones, June 3, 2011

Dear Mary and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the good times. Our deepest sympathy. Gary & Sheila

— Gary & Sheila MacEachern, June 3, 2011

Dear Mary, Jen, Andrea & Aaron, I can't begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Jen - What I remember of your Dad was how easygoing he was and entertaining when we'd visit your family home on weekends away from university or your parents' boat. I remember your Dad dressing up in some crazy outfit of overalls and a strange old man's mask waving to everyone on the dock. I pray you can find peace in your fond memories of him. Love you!

— Natalie & Joey Kadziolka, June 3, 2011

Jen and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take care.

— Veronica McLean, June 4, 2011

Dear Mary and family We are sending you our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great man,David Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sincerely Jim and Donna Bowden

— Jim and Donna Bowden, June 4, 2011

My first OCNA function was the first Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards Luncheon in 1982. And what an “introduction” to the association it was! I was so honoured, in 1985, when I was asked to be a judge. Little did I know my involvement would carry on for more than a decade. As the “founding father” of OCNA’s most outstanding program, I would often look to David for guidance, during the time that I had the humbling experience of chairing “his” program. All who get close to this program can't help but be in awe of Ontario's youth and are forever bound by a special kinship. Starting this program is only one of the great legacies left behind by this wonderful man - but it is the one, which is nearest and dearest to my own heart. Dear Mary, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. With warm regards, Kate Stemp, Uxbridge, Ontario

— Kate Stemp, June 5, 2011

Dear Mary and family, It is with great sorrow that I read of David's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Eve Buchanan

— Eve Buchanan, June 8, 2011

I am an old resident of Mount Forest and had the pleasure of working at the Mount Forest Confederate for a number of years which is where I met and had the pleasure of working for Dave Wenger. It is a time in my life that I will always treasure and to this day I still have old colleagues that are good friends!! Dave was a wonderful boss and friend, and I can't believe that he will not be around anymore the next time I walk past your house when I am home. Mary and children my deep condolences. He will definetly be missed Michelle Vandepas, Tilburg Holland.

— Michelle Vandepas, June 8, 2011

Sadness and many good memories of a remarkable man became a little mixed up as I read of Dave's biggest trip to date, just now. For the family, your loss is enormous but I do believe his spirit about and will be very alive for many generations. Sincerest belated condolences.

— mike dukelow, June 18, 2011

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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