David Wilson Hart passed away peacefully on 03 February 2021, at home in Botwood, Newfoundland, at the age of 75.
He was born on 04 May 1945 in Grantown-on-Spey, Inverness-shire, Scotland, to Mathilda Kemp (Bunty) Anderson of Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, and James Everett Hart of Botwood, Newfoundland. In the same year, Bunty and Jim emigrated along with their young sons, Everett and Dave, to Newfoundland and made their home there.
He met Charlotte Patricia (Pat) Smith in Toronto, and they later married on 03 August 1968, at St. Cuthbert’s United Church in Toronto. They adopted their son, James David (Jimmy) Hart, and a year later were blessed with a daughter, Kemp Patricia Hart.
Dave worked as a high steel tradesman and was part of the crew that built the TD bank centre in Toronto, Ontario. He also appeared in a CBC Canadian film that highlighted steel workers, where he played “himself!”
Some of his passions included boating on “Hart’s Content,” moose-hunting and fishing with family and friends. He loved playing his 12-string guitar and “ugly stick,” enjoying a sing-song, and dancing a “Newfie jig.” Born with many musical talents he shared his heart through music.
After retiring, Dave never slowed down, helping family and friends with their renovations, utilizing his skills as a finishing carpenter. Then, fulfilling his dream, he headed back to Newfoundland in 2015. He bought a cabin by the sea as well as a new truck, and shared “life on the Rock” with Beverley Gosse-Kinden.
Dave leaves behind his partner of many years, Patricia, and their two children, Jimmy and Kemp Hart, along with a granddaughter, Kelsey Emma Rumley. Also leaving behind his brothers, Everett (Colleen), Robert (Jean), Cecil (Ruth), Cyril (Gail), and sisters Mary (Jack), and Jeanette Hart, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours, including close friend Gladstone Mercer (Hazel).
We will miss him greatly, but are comforted that he is with his mom and dad.
Dave was cremated on 05 February 2021, and a celebration of life will be planned in Botwood, Newfoundland as soon as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.