David George Perry in his 45th year died of cancer on Wednesday October 4 in Parry Sound Ontario surrounded by his family and cherished friends. David was the eldest son of Peter and Judy Perry of Collingwood Ontario; father of Christopher Olesen; partner of Patti Morel; brother of Jane (Patrick Teti) Alison (Douglas Moggach) and Cullen (Michele); and uncle of Iain and Catriona Moggach and Graham Emma and Rowan Perry. David was a much-loved and respected teacher at Rosseau Lake College. No academic or physical challenge was beyond him. He was a graduate of Lakefield College School York University and Georgian College (Marine Engineering). David was a former captain of the brigantines STV Playfair and Pathfinder to mention just one of his many skills and achievements.
At Davidís request a celebration of his life will take place at Rosseau Lake College a school he loved deeply. This will be held on Sunday October 22nd commencing at 11:00 am. All are invited. A room will be dedicated to Davidís memory in the schoolís new academic building to be constructed early next year. Friends wishing to remember David with a contribution may send it (marked ëPerry Memorialí) to Rosseau Lake College Rosseau Ontario P0C 1J0. All donations will be gratefully acknowledged by the College and by the family.
Those who have pictures stories or anecdotes about David are invited to e-mail them to [email protected].