David Karl Mallette (March 11, 1963 – November 30, 2017)
It is with deep sorrow the family of Dave Mallette announce his sudden and unexpected passing on Thursday, November 30.
Devoted and loving husband to Jessica who partnered in raising their beautiful children Michael (Morgan), Nicholas, and Caela (Declan). Son of Karl Mallette (Bev) and Betty Mallette (Mayberry) and brother to Jenny, Cathy, Mary, Sue and Richard. Loyal son in law to Lee and Nobi Kubota and brother in law to Steve Sherman (Gayle).
Dave was an incredibly proud father who spoke of his children’s accomplishments often and with the most sincere joy. He was an active philanthropist and advocate for causes he felt passionate about. Unit President of CAV (Canadian Army Veterans) and recent member of The Colour Guard, Highland Creek Branch The Royal Canadian Legion. This was an aspect of his life that brought him so much fullfillment. He was known to the people of CAV as ‘Royal’ – in recognition of the Royal Star Bike he rode.
Dave was an admitted ‘geek’ who adored Star Trek, Captain Scarlet, and Thunderbirds. His eclectic taste in music was an important therapeutic outlet. One of his most favourite activities was snuggling in with Jessica to watch Coronation Street. His love of cars was a shared passion with his son Michael, and they would often sit for hours sharing pictures and videos of anything motorized. He was an avid movie-goer, an activity he loved to share with his son Nicholas, usually followed by some Wendy’s burgers. He was overjoyed to listen to and share Caela’s music with all those he loved.
There are no words to describe the deep pain of his loss. David was a larger than life presence who lit up any room he enetered. He touched so many souls with his kindness and would only want this world he is no longer a part of to carry on with just that: kindness.
Dave’s Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December 13 at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258. Please feel free to drop by and honour Dave with his family and friends between the hours of 4pm – 8pm.
The Royal Canadian Legion is located at:
45 Lawson Road
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Dave’s name to any of the following charities he and his family care so deeply for: