Dave Garton

GARTON – David Howard of St Thomas passed away peacefully at his residence with his family at his side on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the age of 68.  Beloved partner of Wendy White (nee Lester).  Dave is survived by his daughter Jennifer Russell (Todd) of Carlton Place; siblings Linda Churchill (late Howard) of St Thomas, Debbie McKean (Dave) of Courtland, Kim Santarossa (Eric) of St Thomas and Tammy Bechard (Mike) of St Thomas; sister-in-law Lenora Ray (Darcy) of St Thomas, Treva Hawkins (Peter) of St Thomas and Helen Ronson (Robert) of Stanfordville; and by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents Perry and Patricia Garton.  Dave was an avid fisherman, an accomplished cook, a master euchre player and enthusiastic guitarist and singer. He loved jamming with his fellow musicians. Dave will be missed by so many and always remembered for his love of life and great sense of humor.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 3:00 p.m.  Private interment of ashes at a later date in Mapleton Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Grace Cafe would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.sjfh.ca