Funeral of Long time Club Stalwart Dave DeVerteuil

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of David Andre Marie on December 17th, 2018, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Helen, cherished father of Shannon (Don), Andrea, and Mark (Amy) and loving grandfather of Madison, Megan, Mikaela, Ethan, Ayden and Abigail.

He will be greatly missed by his 7 brothers and sisters and many relatives and close friends in Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, Trinidad and Barbados.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 47 Reynolds St, Oakville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Please visit to sign the Book of Condolences.

As a Crusader member from the early 1970’s Dave was a regular and reliable player, pulling on the gold jersey at all levels of the club.  He would gladly play where ever needed and was an enthusiastic tourist – Montreal, Windsor and various  US destinations.  Dave played well into the 1990’s and enjoyed both the physical and social aspects of rugby.   In the 2000’s and 2010’s Dave was a regular attendee at home matches, always accompanied by his dog.

Born in Trinidad, Dave was a well respected photographer, avid fisherman and family man.

Helen and Dave were strong club supporters, attending and contributing to various club functions and events.  In the early days, Dave’s influence with Mayor Ann Mulvale helped secure our present home on the Ninth Line.

The DeVerteuil family are planning a celebration of Dave’s life – details will be posted.

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  1. Steve Eastwood
    Steve Eastwood says:

    Vicki and I send our sympathies to the family, Dave was a good cru man and part of a great era for the club, we wish to offer Helen and the Deverteuil family our condolences

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