David Heinz Pause passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Friday, November 18th, 2022. 62 years young.

Beloved husband and best friend of P.J Pause for 46 years. Loving father of Joshua, Robert, Trevor (Laura), and Jennifer (Dave). Cherished Grandpa of Nolan, Owen, and Olivia. Dear big brother of Janet (Joe), Angela, and Lorraine (Dan). Dear brother-in-law of Richard (Florence), Pauline (Earl), and Gerard (Lisa). Son of Patricia and the late Hein. Son in law of Jeannette and Celestin. Dave will be dearly missed by his lifelong childhood friend Tim (Sandy). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Those who knew Dave, knew he would not face cancer without a fight. His determination and strength throughout his life was so bravely displayed during his long battle against this dreadful disease. He will be remembered as a great husband, son and friend, a wonderful father, and a proud grandfather. He was always one to brighten a room with a funny story or cheesy dad joke, it didn’t matter how many times he told it, we always listened. He had this innate ability to connect with anyone he met, finding common ground of interest and somehow, he knew something about every topic. If there is one thing he knew, it was everything. A true jack of all trades, he was always willing to help with a project and share his advice. His stubbornness to do whatever he put his mind to led him to building the retirement home for him and PJ, through rain and snow, through his treatment and right up until the end. A true romantic and man of his word, he made sure to give her their dream home. Although he did not get a chance to live in it, he left his mark on this world with that house and with all the love he gave to friends and family. His presence will be dearly missed by many.

Memorial Visitation for Dave will take place at the Logan Funeral Home, (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound on Saturday, November 26th, from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

To help others fight as strong as he did, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dave. He fought a gallant and brave fight against this horrible disease that has taken so many of our loved ones.
Peace and love to all his family. May your memories be strong that he will live in your hearts forever .

-Nancy & Geoff Edge

Sending you our condolences, the world won't be the same without him!

-Silviu Besenyei & Shelby Eyre

I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Dave on Girl Guide cookies with Dare Foods. His tribute describes him beautifully - he had the innate ability to connect with anyone he met. He was low key and sensible and gone far too soon. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family on losing such a dear person.

-Kathy Wilson

So very sorry to hear about Dave's untimely passing. I am happy to have met him. He was fair and ethical, kind and enjoyable to work with. I wish all of the many who loved him peace and warm memories.
Peter Luik

-Peter Luik

Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the Pause family.
Dave was a beloved member of our extended family, who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Rest peacefully, Dave.
Linda Cook-Atikian and Av Atikian

-Linda Cook-Atikian and Av Atikian

Very sorry to hear of my cousins passing. Love and Peace to the family

Tracy, Jimmy, Tyler, Jozie and Diego

-Tracy Hanke

I was a colleague of Dave's at Girl Guides and am so sad to hear of his passing. I know he was fighting so hard to beat this. I'll always cherish how supportive of me Dave was and how he was so eager to help - he used to pump up my bike tires for me when I'd bike to the office and they were a bit low. He'd give me chocolate when I needed a boost and was just always ready to listen and support. I'm sending thoughts and love to the whole Pause family who I feel I came to know through stories over the years I worked with Dave. He was so proud of his family and talked about everyone so lovingly. And I used to have to put a limit on the number of grandkids pics that I could see in one week because he loved showing them all off all the time! I am so sorry to all of you for this profound loss.

-Heather Auden

I am so deeply sorry for your loss of such a cherished family member and wonderful man. May your fond memories and great stories sustain you all through this impossibly difficult time.

-Claudette Akerman

Prima, words are SO inadequate at times like this. It is only the LOVE of your family members and friends that will help get you through this very difficult time.

-Linda and Greg Gernon

While I never knew Dave well, I got to know him through his relationship with Sandy & Tim and their girls for as long as I can remember. I know how much he loved Prima and their kids and grandkids. I know that this kind of love is enduring. So although Dave isn't around anymore, he isn't gone. He lives on in the faces of his children, in the laughter of his grandchildren, and in the warmth of the hug that you can still feel as much as if he was hugging you in person PJ. He will never really be gone because his love will always live on. And know that he wouldn't want you to be sad and suffer anymore than you wanted him to. So close your eyes and feel his love live on through you. Take care.

-Lynda Gernon

Our condolences to PJ and Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Lynn

-Lynn & Larry Keller

During the almost decade I worked with Dave I came to know his as someone who lived life to its fullest. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dave and loved having someone else who shared my love of all sorts of random trivia.

When I first found out he was fighting cancer I was impressed with his attitude and glad when he went into remission. Unfortunately, his fight was not finished, and this terrible disease had the last word.

The loss I felt when PJ told me he was in respite care and then passed must have only been a small iota of what his family and close friends are going through.

The pain and loss felt by those who loved him will not pass, but over time will diminish. As the late Queen Elizabeth said - Grief is the price we pay for love.

-Adele Wilson

I’m so very sorry to hear the news of Dave’s passing. I was fortunate to work with him at Girl Guides for 8 years. He was friendly and supportive from day one. I could never walk by his office without stopping for a chat and hearing stories of his family. He was always happy to help, offered sage advice and a smile.

When I found out in 2019 he had also registered to walk in OneWalk for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, I was so glad we could walk together for the the night and day walks. I have so many amazing photos that include him from that walk that I still cherish and would be happy to share with his family. As I continue to participate in The Walk for Princess Margaret, it will be memories of Dave that I carry with me each step.

My deepest sympathies to the entire Pause family.

-Leslie Noble

I worked with Dave for many years. I will always remember him for his kindness when I was pregnant. He ran down flights of stairs to open a locked door for me and regularly left chocolate on my desk. His love for his family was clear to anyone who spoke to him. I am thinking of his family and so sorry for your loss.

-Catherine Miller-Mort

We weren't done yet my brother! gone too soon

Our heartfelt deep condolences to you PJ & your whole family, our support is more then just a phone call away

-Sandy & Tim Gardiner

Today with a heavy heart I say goodbye to my best friend. Dave was the kind of friend that you could count on any time for anything. He leaves behind a wonderful family who loved and cared for him right up to the end. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends that had Dave in their lives. I will miss you my big brother.

-Tim Gardiner

Dave was one of the strongest men I've known and I'm so grateful to have had him in my life. He was the type of man to do anything for anyone without hesitation. He will be gravely missed and have left a massive imprint on this world.
We love you Pause's and if you need anything please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

-Sara Duclos

Our thoughts are with you. Such a loss to such a beautiful family group. John and Beth.

-John and Beth Dubeau

Dave is my best friends dad. Meeting him showed me where Jen got so much of her personality from. I remember he would get me a box of the mint girl guide cookies for Christmas cause he knew they were my favourite. He was always so welcoming and warm. We would watch hockey and he made me feel like part of the family. My heart goes out to Jen and her family as they now embark on their futures without Dave. He was extremely loved and will continue to be always.