David Edward Thomas

February 11, 1974 - May 19, 2021

Funeral Details:

David Edward Thomas passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 19th 2021 in his home at the age of 47 years old.

David was born on February 11th, 1974 to Gwendolyn and Allan Thomas in Richmond Hill, ON.  David attended and graduated from Centennial College as an Automotive Technician in 1998.  David was always very passionate about being a mechanic.  He was always helping his family and friends with their vehicles.  David’s daughter Erica is very fond of the time he spent with her teaching her how to fix her own car, they are some of her favourite memories of David.

David’s friends describe him as kind, loving, generous, and forgiving.  “David put on a macho show but, behind that was a big soft heart”.

David had developed a great passion for cooking over recent years and even auditioned for Master Chef Canada.  He loved to entertain his friends, drive his truck around listening to music, go for coffee with his friends and loved to go fishing.  David also spent many years volunteering in Rosie’s kitchen, serving food to those in need over the holidays.  David also volunteered with Rosie to make her deliveries to those in need within his community.

David is survived by his wife Chevien; his mother and father Gwendolyn and Allan; his brother Robert (Bobbi); his five children Dylan, Erica, Katelyn, Dayemon and Jayden.  He is predeceased by his grandson Dominick.

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14 Condolences
  • Nicole Peterson
    Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2021 Reply

    I’m very sorry to hear of your passing Dave. I only spoke with you a couple months ago and all was good. Things change in the blink of an eye. You will be remembered as a great kind hearted friend who had a positive outlook on things. You will be missed. My condolences to all who loved and cared for you. Gone way too soon. Catch you on the flip side. R.I.P. my friend

  • Hugh Lowe
    Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2021 Reply

    Big Dave was a man with a big heart . He loved people and couldn’t resist helping others .
    Dave had his challenges like all of us do, but his desire was always to do what was fair and right .
    He will be sadly missed.
    May his soul Rest In Peace

  • Bob and Merilyn Deakin
    Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2021 Reply

    Always enjoyed fellowship with this big, gentle man. He always made a point of making us feel welcome. Sincere condolences to the family.

  • RJ Mckenzie
    Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2021 Reply

    Dave you were a great friend you will be missed but never forgotten RIP Dave sending you lots of RJ hugs

  • Joanne &Bob Smith
    Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I hope you will find comfort in the people that surround you and the beautiful memories you will carry in your heart forever!

    Bob & Joanne

  • Sue Duval
    Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2021 Reply

    I am very saddened and shocked to learn of David’s passing. He was always a kind and compassionate person.
    My heart goes out to his children, and his parents and brother.
    RIP David.

  • Islam(Salim) Elmajbri
    Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Reply

    My condolences

  • Julie Robb
    Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Reply

    My heart breaks for Chevie, the kids, and all of his family and friends. I am so very sorry. Lifting you all up in prayer.

  • Kathy Wright
    Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to you all.
    Your memories of Dave with keep you going forward and remind you that although you may not physically see him, you mentally will and that will give you strength to get to the next day.
    ((((Hugs)))) to you all ❤

  • Rick and Rose Markell
    Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Reply

    We send our greatest sympathy to the entire Thomas Family. We were greatly saddened to hear of David’s passing. He was a very kind and generous man. He gave a lot more than he got out of life. He is missed deeply.

  • Margaret Williams
    Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Reply

    My heart breaks for you and your family Erica. With deepest sympathy.

  • Laura Monds
    Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2021 Reply

    My heart gos out to the family and kids .He Had a big heart

  • Lilly Valitalo
    Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2021 Reply

    Rest in peace David.
    Gone too soon.
    You were a loving man.
    Thank you for planting my trees and the very heavy mothers day rocks for my garden.
    Your time here with Jayden was way too short.
    Shes comforted knowing you’re now with our beloved Jesus.
    More than just a son-in-law.

  • Cameron Smith
    Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2021 Reply

    So sorry to hear of your loss Erica. If he had any part in raising you there is no doubt he was a good man. Love. ❤️

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