David Charles Catton

David Charles Catton, 76, of Dresden passed away peacefully at home on February 17, 2019. Born in Niagara Falls September 26,1942 and raised in Sarnia, the son of his late father, Ken (Clarence) Catton and survived by his mother, Edna (Chambers) Catton. Beloved husband and best friend of 53 years to Elsie Catton. David will be missed by his sister Diane (Catton) Carrothers and her husband Jim Carrothers. Loving father of Wendy and Jeff McDonald and Chuck and Karen Catton. Proud grandpa of Roderick and Mandy McDonald and Aidan Catton. He is survived by his nephew and nieces Steve and Tina Loxton and Pam and David Burgess. As well as many other beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews. David was a gifted artist. He attended Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Beal Art School in London. He worked as a commercial artist at Libby St. Clair in Wallaceburg for 30 years. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture and had a passion for wood carving. David liked to be physically active. He was an avid tennis player and outdoors man. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, and camping. He will be remembered for his kind heart and his ability to connect with people wherever he went. All are welcome to attend a funeral service at Dresden Community Church (29043 Community Rd. Dresden) on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm. Colin Paterson officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 pm until time of service. Luncheon to follow service. Cremation to follow. Donations can be made in David’s name to Hemophilia Ontario.

23 Comments on “David Charles Catton”

  1. Dear Elsie and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. There sre no words that help at times like this.
    Dave was a very kind man…..so talented. That is his legacy. And I don’t think i ever saw him without a smile. Sending hugs.
    Phoebe Murray

  2. Elsie and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing and your loss. Dave was a gentleman, a loving husband and an all around great guy. His custom work on Dawn’s sewing studio work table was one of a kind, as was he. A very talented man who will be missed. Our sympathies are very much with you and your family.
    Randy and Dawn

  3. Dear Elsie and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May fond memories of Dave bring smiles to your faces. He was always so positive and welcoming.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Dave’s passing, we are all thinking of you!
    With deepest sympathy
    Kate and Kevin Goodhand

  5. Elise and family
    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, he was so kind and gentle .
    Janice and Ken Bee

  6. Dear Elsie and family, we’re so sorry for your loss. Dave exemplified living every day to its fullest. He was always smiling and eager to share his latest project with others. Very talented with a positive outlook on life. Thoughts and prayers with all of you during this difficult time.

  7. Elsie, Wendy & Chuck,
    My prayers are with you at this time. Dave was always a great person to talk to on the street or at the gym.

  8. Elsie
    We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this sad time.

    Lee & Shirley Stevens

  9. Elsie and family
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Russ and jinny

  10. Elsie, Wendy & Chuck

    Ours thoughts and prayers are for you in this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.

  11. Elsie and family,

    Jean and I are very sorry to hear of your loss with Dave’s passing. We had no idea he was ill. He was a great friend, willing to help out and a joy to talk with.
    Dave will be missed greatly by the carving community and by all that knew him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bill & Jean

  12. Chuck & the Catton Family
    Truly sorry to hear about your father. He is at peace now.
    Ted & Jennifer Minnis

  13. Dear Elsie, Wendy & Chuck.
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss, his smiling face will be missed, great tennis partner, such a kind and gentle man
    Dave & Wendy Weston

  14. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I have many great memories of Dave on the tennis courts, he was a fine man!

  15. Chuck and Karen
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Jay texted me when they got home.
    Our thoughts are with you at this time

    Judy and joe

  16. So sorry to hear of Daves passing, I really liked Dave. Enjoyed spending time with him and my Uncle Bob. Sad news

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