John David Bolton

July 1, 1945 – July 17, 2021

It is with profound sadness that the Bolton family announces the passing of our rock, J. David Bolton; peacefully on Saturday July 17, 2021 surrounded by loved ones, at Woodstock Hospital.

Beloved husband of Brenda, loving Father of Kristie (Scot Gregory), Andrea (Ian Brown), and his grandchildren Jordan Butler (Brandon), Emma Butler (Josh), Brooke Porter (Brady), Morgan Porter (Brennan), Carter and Gavin Slack; along with his sons-in-law Dave Butler, Brian Porter and Darren Slack.  David will be sadly missed by his brothers Ron (Mary Jo), George (Audrey), and sister Marion Fitzgerald (Ron), as well as his nieces and nephews who were always in his thoughts.  His Biking Bros Don Taylor (Beth), Rick Bell (Mary), and John Kupisz (Jackie) will greatly miss their “Bro”.  David was predeceased by his brother Stewart (1994) and daughter Tracy (2011). 

David was a strong member of his community throughout his life, acting as Chairman of the Board for St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital for several years. He was a proud dairy farmer for several decades before moving onto Operations Manager at Oxford Agropro in Hickson, where he stayed for more than 25 years.  He was a very strong, kind, and gentle man who was quick to offer his support wherever it was needed.  His love for traveling on his motorcycle took him from coast to coast many times, either with Brenda at his side or with his “Bros” making many friends along the way.  His Goldwing pride and joy will still be on the road in his memory, ridden by nephew John (Nancy).  David’s infectious laugh and great smile will be immensely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

The family would like to pass on our huge appreciation for all the support that both Dad and we have received from his wonderful care team.  Our journey over the last year would have been much more difficult had it not been for the support received from Dr. Jon Schiedel, his family physician; Dr. Vincent and Dr. Laba, with the London Regional Cancer Clinic; the supportive team at Woodstock Hospital; his Palliative Care Team members Pauline Marcus, NP and his home health nurse, Christine. 

Cremation has taken place with a private family memorial service that followed.  A Celebration of Life for family, friends and acquaintances will be held on Thursday July 29, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm at the Westover Inn, 300 Thomas Street, St. Marys, Ontario.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, to the London Regional Cancer Centre or Woodstock Hospital would be greatly appreciated and may be made directly, or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock (519-290-5575) who were entrusted with final arrangements.  Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared at wareingcremation.ca

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19 comments

  • To Brenda and family we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Deb McKay

    Deb & Doug McKay
  • My deepest Symphathy to the Bolton Family.

    Susanne Petereit
  • Dear Brenda & family: We were so deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. We will always remember Dave with a smile & a laugh, because that’s just who he was, making everyone else feel good. Please know that we have you in our thoughts & prayers as you go through this difficult time. With our love, Jim & Pat

    Jim & Pat Smith
  • Brenda and your whole family, we are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a wonderful man. It was always a pleasure to visit with him in the eye exams. London Knights games won’t be the same without him either. Our deepest sympathy to you.

    Bruce and Sheila Andrews
  • Brenda and family
    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was extremely thoughtful and pleasant, helping me out several times when I was your neighbour. My sincere condolences to all of you.

    Joann Goold
  • Deep condolences to all the Bolton family. They had a big connection to the St. Marys area and he will be missed.

    Sharone Esson
  • Brenda and Family,
    So sorry to learn of Dave’s passing.
    May the love and support of family and friends help at this difficult time.
    Take care.

    Bruce and Nancy Shaw
  • Our sincere condolences to Brenda, Kristie, Andrea & Family.
    David was one of the nicest people we have ever meant.
    He always had a smile and a kind word.
    He will be missed.
    😢 Ron & Linda

    Linda & Ron Greason
  • From our family to yours, sorry for your loss. I recall his enthusiasm for riding and as an avid rider, I am still in awe of the mileage he put on his motorcycle! He will be missed.

    Steve Scott
  • Brenda & Family, you have my deepest sympathy and I’m thinking of you at this sad time.

    Myrt Hearn
  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the Bolton family.

    Richard Kennedy
  • We were very sad to hear about David our thoughts are with you. He was a lovely man we all have wonderful memories of him. Much love Guy, Sophie & Christine

    Christine,Guy & Sophie
  • Our sincere sympathy for your loss. David was a good friend when we lived in Ontario.

    Patrick&Judy Bentley
  • I am so fortunate to have known Dave he was a wonderful man
    I’m sending Sincere Condolences to the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Donelda (Molly) Towne
  • Our sincere sympathies. We will miss David, so much. He was a true friend!

    Joan and Maurice
  • Brenda, Kristie, Andrea and family’s, My sincere condolences in the lose of Dave. My thoughts are with all of you.

    Sue McKay
  • Brenda and family.
    My sincere condolences to everyone. A kind man, with a love for his family. I was honoured to have known Him.
    R.I,P Dave, you will be missed.

    Brenda Boyce
  • Thinking of the whole Bolton family today
    My sympathy to each of you. Love from your cousin Norine

    Norine Duck
  • We will so miss our friend David. We have had the privilege of a long and adventurous friendship – travelling, renovating houses, drinking good scotch, and playing cards. He has been there through thick and thin, always with a hug, a joke, or a kind word. David was a gentleman and a gentle man. Keep the rubber side down, Bro.

    Beth and Don Taylor

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