DC David Cunningham – 28 July 1938 ~ 16 January 2023
CUNNINGHAM, DAVID JAMES, Born on July 28, 1938, in East York to loving parents, Michael, and Isabella Cunningham. David passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023. Beloved husband and best friend to his devoted wife, Lillian Cunningham. Predeceased by his son, Mark. Devoted grandfather to Katie, Zoe, Weidi, and Samantha; and dear brother to Eleanor Jones. He will be greatly missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and all the many family and friends who loved him dearly.
Dave was a proud 35-year veteran of the Toronto Fire Department, retiring as a District Chief in 1996. Dave’s career began with the Forest Hill Fire Department on the 2nd of July 1961. He was taken on by the Toronto Fire Department and was promoted to Captain on the 11th of April 1983 and finally to District Chief on the 17th of May 1993. Dave enjoyed golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter, and the many friends he made along the way. David was a much-loved neighbour, always offering a smile and a helping hand. He will be sadly missed by all, and warmly remembered for the many stories he loved to share. A special thank you to his niece, Catherine; her husband, James; and their children, Noah and Mairin, for their love and devotion, especially during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Society, Scarborough General Hospital, or St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. If you wish to share stories and remember David or leave condolences for the family, please visit www.mcdbrownscarb.ca.
Visitation: Saturday, January 21, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3159 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough.
Memorial Service: Saturday, January 21, at 11:00 am St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3159 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough.
Dave was a proud member of the Toronto Fire Fighters’ War Veterans Association; he is missed at the monthly meetings.
Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to his Family and Friends.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888