Born in Montreal on September 26th, 1954 and at the age of 68, David Alan Lewis passed away suddenly on January 31st, 2023 at Brockville General Hospital.
Survived and missed by sisters Patti (Jim) and Brenda (Ian), niece Shannon (Shawn), great niece Jemma, great nephew Casey, and Dave's beloved cat Snoopy.
Predeceased by mother Edith Margaret (Pat) Lewis and father Henry Lewis (Heinz Laufer) as well as numerous relatives in Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic and Australia.
Dave was known and admired by many both locally and much further afield through his lifetime of work as a professional musician; a gifted electric bassist, lead and harmony vocalist. For the past 6 years he was a member of the popular area country band Hillbilly Highway and throughout the 1980’s was a touring musician cross-Canada and overseas in the Lang & Ackroyd country rock band. His earliest eastern Ontario bands were The Shades of Blue and Showdown. From an early age, Dave displayed a fascination and adeptness for all things technical, leading to a Diploma from Radio College of Canada (Toronto) and in between his music performing years, eventually operating his own computer repair shop, Prescott Computing. These skills also made him the sound engineer of choice for most bands which he performed in.
Many appreciated Dave’s keen sense of humour, even the bad puns! Back in the day, he introduced lots of friends to Monty Python. He was also a huge fan of the funk band Tower of Power, attending many concerts across Ontario and into the USA. In recent years, he was a fixture in and thoroughly enjoyed the Local Burger King Coffee Club with the guys. Anything which captured Dave’s interest he took on with gusto. Through his later-life mastery of in-town gardening, ‘Farmer Dave’ generously gifted family and friends with various breeds of his delicious tomatoes, usually accompanied by considerable quantities of sweet treats and chocolate - also among his favourite things.
As per Dave's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A date will be announced for a casual outdoor gathering in warmer weather.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave’s memory may be made in his name to Spencerville TNR Cat Rescue www.spencervilletnr.ca in Cash or by Email Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org