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NUGENT, John “Dave”

October 10, 1964- Montreal, Quebec
November 20, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

With remarkable strength and grace, Dave Nugent passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the age of 49 years.

Dave came to the west from Ontario to join his siblings. He studied at SAIT and graduated as an A.M.E. It was while working at Canadian Regional Airlines that he met the love of his life, a flight attendant, Kim. They had 3 beautiful children together, and family became the most important part of their life. Dave was always there to cheer on all the accomplishments of his kids. He was happiest standing at the end of a hockey rink cheering on his son and analyzing the game with the dads.

Dave made many friends in aviation and culminated his career with his favorite job. He loved his travels but he was always happiest at home, surrounded by family, with a glass of wine and good food.
Dave fought a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Our family was blessed with many angels; our homecare team, our soup angels, our helpful friends/family, the hockey community, teachers and gracious aviation friends.

Dave is survived by his loving wife Kim; his children Alexandria, Katelyn and Noah; sisters Pamela Nugent and Tracy Singleton and brother Peter Nugent.

Dave was predeceased by his parents Robert and Barbara Nugent, his father in law Patrick Gorman.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 SILVERGROVE DRIVE N.W.), on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Dave Nugent, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Dear Kim, I am so sorry for your great loss. I remember years ago I ran into Dave and the kids in the swimming pool in Hawaii, then went on to work with him many years. Dave will be missed by many. Keep your memories close to your heart.
    Love, Gwen

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  2. Dear Kim and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time. May the love of family and friends bring you comfort. Dave was a wonderful person and we will miss seeing him at the rink.

    In our prayers,

    The Novakowski’s

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  3. Dave and I shared many laughs while scraping “prc” out of the fuel tanks on the F-28’s as we apprenticed our way through our aircraft maintenance careers at Time Air/Canadian Regional.
    Please pass on my sincere condolences to Kim and the kids. My prayers are with you. Shawn Darcy & Family.

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  4. Marilyn, Darren and Tyson Loewen :

    Our deepest sympathy. The hockey rink will be a little emptier without Dave’s friendly smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Marilyn, Darren and Tyson Loewen

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  5. My sincere condolences to the entire Nugent family. Dave was such a gentle soul with an easy smile. He will be missed.

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  6. I worked with Dave for a short while in Maintenance Control in Halifax. He was a good Controller and a very easy person to get along with. I was sorry to see him leave to go back out west. He will be missed.

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  7. Roberta Mesheau :

    My sincerest condolences go out to your family. I was lucky enough to work with Dave for a few years while at Avmax. He will be sadly missed by all.

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  8. My condolences to Daves wife, kids and family. He was taken too soon

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  9. Dear Kim and Family,

    I am heartbroken for you and your family’s indescribable loss. I will never forget our days together at Time Air/ Canadian Regional when Dave was in maintenance control. He was always very good at what he did, but most important he was genuinely a nice man. He will be sorely missed by all the people that were lucky enough to have known him.

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  10. Philip Roy and Family :

    Dear Kim and Family,
    Dave will always hold a special place in my memories of the good times we had as young people working at a young airline. I will never forget his smile, his unforgettable laugh the unwavering support of his friendship. We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be there with you this Wednesday to bear witness with all those fortunate to have shared part of his life.
    God Bless.
    Philip Roy
    and family

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  11. Our deepest sympathies to the family
    Mariejosee

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  12. Georgia Papazoglou :

    Dear Kim and family,

    I work out of the Skyservice Montreal office. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Dave was a true professional and I only heard good things about him. Please keep those good memories alive and stay strong through this very difficult period.

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  13. My deepest sympathy to all the Nugent familly. I have worked with Dave on several occasions since the Canadian Regional days and he always made me feel as though we had a special connection somehow. Certainly we shared a mutual respect for one another and even though we did not spend a lot of time together during the last few years I feel like I have lost a great friend. Dave and I spoke about this time about a year ago and we agreed that the best thing a fellow could do would to be available to try and describe to the children exactly what it was that Dad was doing for all those years, and to let them know of the dedication and professionalism that he always made a part of daily life. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. I am very sorry for your loss. I will miss him.

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  14. Sue and Dick Thompson :

    Dear Kim
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Alex,Kate,and Noah. You have lost a very special person, husband, father, and a cheerleader but have many memories to carry with you.
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    Our love, Sue and Dick Thompson

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  15. Sharon Whynott :

    I worked with Dave at Hangar 77 in YYC. He was a great guy. I am so sorry to hear about his passing.
    My Deepest sympathies to Kim and his family.
    God Bless

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  16. Shelley and Jay Gabriel :

    Dear Kim and family,

    We were deeply saddened when we learned of Dave’s passing, he was taken far too soon. Our hearts and prayers go out to you in this most difficult of times.

    Our deepest condolences go to you all

    Shelley and Jay Gabriel

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  17. Dear Kim and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing.
    My heart goes out to you all during this very sad time.
    I am thinking of you and sending love.
    God Bless,
    Tracey Beisel

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  18. Corey & Lana Gunther :

    Dear Kim and Family,
    Our whole family wishes to send our condolences. Please remember all the great times you had with your husband and father. It was more than evident that he loved you dearly. Your three children are a testament to you as loving parents. God Bless.

    Corey, Lana, Olivia & Natalya Gunther

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  19. Kalpana Upadhyay :

    Dear Kim and family, I was lucky to work with Dave at AVMAX . Such a gentleman, easy smile. Good leader. Sure he will be missed. May his soul rest in peace, god bless you and the kids and may god give you strength in this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

    Kind regards,
    (Ana) Kalpana Upadhyay

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  20. (Ana) Kalpana Upadhyay :

    Dear Nugent family and friends,

    I had an opportunity to work with Dave at AVMAX for a short time. Great Leader, easy smile, respectful to every one, gentle soul. He will surely be missed.

    May god give us all the strength in this difficult moment.

    God Bless,

    Kalpana Upadhyay

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  21. Val and Mike Hartney :

    Please accept our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Mike, Val, Bridget, Laura and families

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  22. Deborah Dishart :

    Dave is sadly missed and will always be remembered as one of the most respected and exceptional co-workers I have been fortunate enought to work with. May the Good Lord watch over & give strength to the family.
    Most Sincerely,
    Deborah

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  23. Kim,
    It’s been so long since we have chatted. I am so sorry to hear about Dave. I am not on Facebook but Paula came across the news. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and do often. I hope you and your family are coping as best you can under the circumstances. As always, I am here for you. You are the only person I could lose touch with but take a call and our talk was like no time had passed. Love you. Always have. Dawn

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