David Marshall

Published July 2, 2019

David Marshall

MARSHALL, David - It is with great sadness, to announce, that David Everett Marshall, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side. After a courageous, and brave battle with cancer in the end, at the age of 82 years, he gracefully exited this life. He leaves behind, the love of his life and best friend, Lorraine Marshall (Derochie), and his two cherished daughters, of whom he was so very proud, Catherine (Guy) of Ottawa, and Janice (Marc) of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his furry grandson, Sir Markus of Cornwall.   Predeceased by his parents Joseph Marshall (Loughbrickland, Northern Ireland) and Isabelle (Parker) (Ardrossan, Alberta).  Born in Edmonton, Alberta, April 12th, 1937, David’s earliest years were highlighted by surviving the Great Depression, and living through the influences of World War 2. Deciding to leave the West and move East, his parents and he, at the age of 10, moved to Ontario.  When finished his schooling, he subsequently moved to Montreal to begin his working life. But not for too long, missing his parents, and familiar surroundings, he headed back to Cornwall to settle, marry and have children. Ever since, David was a devoted and contributing resident of the Cornwall community. Successfully, David worked in management at Compo/Decca Records/MCA for 10 years. After the record plant closed, he transitioned to ‘hitting the road’ as a truck driver for CIL/ICI.  Always with great commitment and dedication to his work, he also enjoyed the adventures that trucking brought.  Many great friendships evolved from this time in David’s life. Finishing his career after 26 years in the chemical industry with Pioneer, he retired happily in 2002.  In early retirement, after a surprise political turn-of-events, David spent much time committed to protesting the Income Trust upset on Parliament Hill. Doing interviews, and speaking at a Parliamentary Committee invitation, he was passionate to speak on behalf of the hardworking middle-class. Over the years, David enjoyed his time with family, meeting up with friends, old and new, for great conversation and laughs, always with a double-double in hand.  In his last years, he focussed on rebuilding his much-loved 1987 Chevy truck!  David was always proud to have Irish in his blood ~  An Irish Blessing: ‘Having a place to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.’  In lieu of the traditional offering of flowers, the Marshall family would like to request that you reach out and connect with your family and close friends, to create meaningful and precious memories together. Family and friends are invited to gather at Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall where visitation will be held Thursday, July 4 from 2-4pm, and 7-9pm, followed by the funeral service on Friday, July 5 at 10am. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall. Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca