DAVID WILLIAM COOPER HENRY
May 17, 1953 to February 12, 2022
Sadly passed away after a short stay in hospital in his 69th year. Dave is survived by his life partner of 39 years Christine Macaulay, son Daniel and daughter-in-law Amanda. Proud Grandpa to Hunter and Sophia. He leaves behind his sister Nancy (Ross Lee), brother John (Karen), aunts Irene Henry and Muriel McGee and uncle Carl Thompson. Fondly remembered by mother-in-law Virginia Macaulay, sisters-in-law Joan Bowman (Bob) and Marilyn Macaulay, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents Clarence and Frances.
Dave grew up on the family farm at Powles Corners and excelled in sports at Fenelon Falls High School playing basketball, football and hockey, winning Athlete of the Year awards. He continued his love of competition on the badminton court and ball diamond and was a proud Waterhouse Warrior in the local touch football league on Sundays. Dave stayed active skating and fishing, and on Saturdays he would tour around town on his bike to stop at any appealing yard sale to try and find the perfect deal.
Dave was a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker. Equipped with his tools and a piece of wood, he could construct, renovate or repair just about anything. Many of the shows put on by Lindsay Little Theatre were constructed with help from Dave and on more than one occasion he took part in the production—usually playing a character who delivered a single funny line or quip at the right moment for comedic or exciting effect. He also participated in numerous Kiwanis Club fall musicals at the Academy Theatre. A talented musician, Dave enjoyed playing guitar and though he played left-handed, he was known to pick up a right-handed guitar, turn it around and play just the same.
Dave enjoyed cooking tasty meals, following the stock market and reading the newspaper or a good book in the company of Christine. He was very proud of Daniel’s achievements, enjoyed watching him play sports and admired his tech knowledge.
He was always interested in meeting new people and debating the issues of the day. He was a true, kind friend to many and had a special talent of knowing when they needed help. He will be missed by his family and friends.
As per Dave’s wishes cremation has taken place and no visitation will be held. A Celebration of Life to be announced later. The family requests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.