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David Ross Stirling

May 15, 1929 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

David Stirling Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Ross Stirling, in his 95th year, on Wednesday January 17, 2024. David passed away peacefully at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, with his devoted wife Beverly and loving daughter Tracey by his side. Cherished and adored granddaughters Kaylie and Lauren of Vancouver B.C.  enjoyed family time home with their beloved “Bubba” in December.

Born on May 15, 1929, in Bathgate, Scotland to Isabella Taylor Stirling (nee Ross) & Thomas Stirling. David is the dear, older brother to Thomas (Avril) and Janette (Stuart). David was a man of profound character whose life was deeply intertwined with the rich tapestry of his beloved homeland. His love for Scotland and his proud Scottish heritage was a constant presence, reflected in every aspect of his life. 

David cherished his family above all else and held a special bond with his brothers in law, Terry (Jana) Bill, (deceased) Ron (Leo, deceased) and Calvin (Marlene). His love extended across the miles to nieces Dorothy, Lorna, Karen, and Linsey in Scotland and nephew Colin in Australia. They were a source of immense joy in his life. 

David, born with a sense of adventure and immense curiosity, joined the army when he was 18 and travelled extensively to faraway places including Greece, Egypt, Cypress, and South Africa before settling in Toronto, Canada in 1953. In 1952, David and brother Tom joined the Torphicen Freemasons of Scotland and devoted 70 years of faithful service to the craft. 

David was a voracious reader with no shortage of imagination, and a brilliant story teller. One of his best tales, included discretely escorting Princess Margaret from a Scottish pub one night while on guard duty. 

David had an illustrious career in Canada, working as an accountant and strong entrepreneur, leading his businesses by building strong relationships and welcoming his customers like family.  

Bev and Dave loved travelling and have treasured memories of their trips to Scotland, Mexico, Caribbean, and many US States. Their retirement time together in Foxboro Green, Baden, Ontario where they were surrounded by dear friends and led a rich social life, are some of the happiest times of their lives. 

Family and friends were the cornerstone of David’s world. As a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he created a home filled with warmth, laughter, and enduring love where all were welcome and hosted with the best wine, food, and engaging conversation.  David’s mischievous twinkle, humour, and warmth touched everyone he met.  He lived a rich and full life and his memory will live on in the hearts of all of those he leaves behind. 

A celebration of David’s life will be held later this year. Details to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home in Uxbridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Uxbridge Hospital Foundation or Sick Kids Foundation. Family & friends are invited to send condolences & special memories by visiting www.lowandlow.ca

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Uxbridge Hospital Foundation
PO Box 778, Uxbridge ON L9P 1N2
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/uxbridge-hospital-foundation/

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525 University Avenue, Suite 835, Toronto ON M5G 2L3
Tel: 1-800-661-1083
Web: https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/

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