OBITUARY: David Alexander LaROCHELLE (1958-2024)


David Alexander LaROCHELLE

1958 – 2024

David Alexander LaRochelle, 66, born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in the much-appreciated care of the King Nursing Home in Bolton, Ontario, while enduring the challenges of Lewy body dementia and deteriorating health.

After graduating from Quebec High School, David moved west to the oil fields of Swan Hills, Alberta and then came back east to work in Toronto, Ontario. He retired in Keswick, Ontario.

David, a gentle giant, was always known for his convivial manner, respect and consideration for others. He was a true raconteur with a wonderful sense of humour and animated delivery. Family, friends, nieces and nephews all revelled in his antics and storytelling.

Motorcycling, collecting and tinkering were David’s favourite pastimes. He had an inquisitive, seemingly encyclopedic mind. In fact he read our complete set of The Book of Knowledge, 20 volumes, in his early childhood.

David was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Paul of Quebec City and sister Gaye. He is survived by his sister Patricia (Hap Oldham, deceased) and brothers John (Suzanne), Pierre (Belinda) and Mark (Janis). David will be sadly missed by all.

As per David’s wishes, cremation will take place. A private Celebration of Life will be held by the family.

OBITUARY: David Alexander LaROCHELLE (1958-2024) was last modified: May 7th, 2024 by QCT Editor

1 thought on “OBITUARY: David Alexander LaROCHELLE (1958-2024)

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave I have some extremely fond memories of hanging with him way back when. He was quite the character back then and I’m sure he was up until the day he past, he will be sorely missed I’m sure and admittedly it brought tears to my eyes having learned of this sad event. May he rest in peace in the heavens above.

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