David was born to Gordon and Evelyn Isaacs on October 4, 1950. He was predeceased by his loving father in 1953. Times were difficult for Evelyn and David went to live with his grandparents, Janet and Cecil Freed, at Curtis. David loved the country, the farming, the trains and his dog Rex. But not peanut butter like his grandma thought every little boy should. They were devoted to him.
When Evelyn married Ted Cook, David moved back to Portage and finished his schooling. It was during this time that he achieved the honour of becoming a Queen’s Scout. He somehow became enthralled with selling and that is what he pursued. Posters and Pet Rocks. He ended up in Mississauga and that is where we met. We were married in 1977, and moved to Portage in 1981, in time for spring seeding. David loved farming. A quarter section without a weed showing was his pride and joy. Achieving malt barley status was a thrill.
This all ended when he became ill. It took over a decade for the diagnosis of a major nervous breakdown. This diagnosis cost David a lot. An occupation, friends, a marriage.
Evelyn and I will be forever grateful to those of you who saw through the illness to the old David: to those of you who maintained contact – took his phone calls. David and I remained married to his death. We had become really good friends in the last years.
We would also like to thank the R.C.M.P., local EMT’s and Emergency staff for their caring in his last few hours.
As well as his father, maternal and paternal grandparents David was predeceased by his stepfather Ted Cook, in laws Malcolm and Bette McKellar, brother in law Ian McKellar. Left with memories are his sister in law Carolyn McKellar of High Bluff; sister in law Carolyn McKellar (Ian d.), nephews Alex, Andrew and Mitchell of Ontario, Aunts, Uncles and cousins. And of course Evelyn and I (Sandy).
David was loved and will be missed. He is now at peace, and that is good.
Following David’s wishes, he has been created and there will be no service.