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OTWAY, David (Dave) Michael

March 27, 1944– Milnthorpe, England
November 23, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Dave Otway beloved husband of Shirley Otway of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Dave fought a valiant battle with cancer for fifteen years with courage and humour.

Besides his loving wife Shirley, Dave is survived by his son Mark Otway and daughter-in-law Shauna; his son Christopher Otway; his grandchildren Avery and Hudson; his sister-in-law Sandra; his brother-in-law Randell; and nephews and nieces from Brooks, AB. Dave was predeceased by his parents and brother John Otway.

A Memorial Service will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West on Highway #22X past Spruce Meadows) on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (710, 10123 – 99 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1) www.albertacancer.ca.

In living memory of David Otway, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Thomas and Pat :

    Dear Shirley, Mark and Chris.
    We are profoundly sad at your loss of David – husband and father.
    David was a wonderful friend with a heart of gold. He had the gift to bring a smile and warm a room. We will miss his laugh and hugs of friendship – plus David could sure cook a fine meal.
    David loved life and his family and his long hard fight was a tribute to that love. David left us way too soon and will be greatly missed. He exemplified courage and his positive spirit turned rain to sunshine. Till we meet again dear friend – so long for now. Forever in our hearts.

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  2. Mr. Otway has been mentoring me for a number of years now. He has always been very professional and a pleasure to work with. His sense of humour will never be forgotten. One afternoon, he took the time to share his love of ships with me. I found this to be very interesting as he had a vast knowledge of how the old ships were built. He never ceased to amaze me with his knowledge on various topics. With his intellect, he would have been the perfect contestant on who want’s to be a millionaire….have a good journey and keep smiling Dave! Your friend & co-worker, Kelly.

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  3. Jackie Walters & Edna Dunn :

    Our deepest sympathies Shirley. Holding you and your family gently in thought and prayer.

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  4. Julie & Guy Hollett :

    Sending deepest sympathy with lots of love and prayers to you all. May God give you the strength you need to get through this sad time. Know that your family in Newfoundland are thinking of you and asking God to keep his loving arms around you. Take good care.

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  5. Bob & Katie Mutlow :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley, and your family, as you gently entrust a loving husband/father to God’s care. May precious memories of better days be your stronghold, and allow you to have a Blessed Christmas.

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  6. Peggy & Mal Smallwood :

    Dear Shirley
    We are so sorry to hear of Dave ‘losing’ his struggle with ‘life’. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family at this sad time. With Christmas approaching we will surely miss his great annual letter that was always included with the Christmas card. Love Peggy and Mal

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  7. Bob & Katie Mutlow :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley, and your family, as you entrust a loving husband/father to God’s care. May precious memories of better days be your stronghold, and allow you to have a Blessed Christmas.

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  8. Alison Pettigrew and family :

    Shirley, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

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  9. Jim and Elaine Taylor :

    Sincere sympathy to you and your boys Shirley ..Have many fond memories of our dinner parties and cards. Will keep you in our prayers at this very difficult time.

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  10. Margaret &sorry David Boone :

    Shirley, Chris, Mark & Family,

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Dave, a dear husband , dad and grandad. Keeping you in our
    thoughts and prayers.

    Margaret & David

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  11. Rose-Marie Mckinnon :

    Chris and family.
    I was very sorry to hear about your dads passing, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I know he will remain in your hearts forever. Don/Rose-Marie

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  12. George & Gail Kalba :

    Its hard to believe I’ve lost a good friend. We all think that there is no battle we can not fight for our loved ones. Then one day it comes and we can not fight no more. When the Lord comes calling and says its time to come home we accept our faith. After fifteen-years of fighting a courageous battle, I believe the Lord said enough is enough. Dave was my friend, and a family friend with Shirley to my family. We had a lot of great times, camping ,golfing, travelling, and some good suppers. Family and friends were always important to Dave. Shirley, Mark, Chris, You were all were blessed with having a great Husband, and Dad. You were all blessed that in the Journey of Life you had Dave. Now its his time to rest in peace. Let God help you in your time of grief, as he will.
    George Gail & Family Kalba.

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