1969 ~ 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of David G.A. Pond, aged 44, announces his passing, from injuries he suffered from the result of a motor vehicle incident on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Beausejour, MB. David was born on May 19, 1969 in Glace Bay, NS. David was a student of Central and Morrison High Schools (1987). David graduated from UCB with a BA (Community Studies) in 1991.
David is survived by his mother Phyllis Andrews of Beausejour MB, father Allister Pond of Glace Bay, NS, sisters Andrea (Rob) Wyers and their children Madison, Cameron & Andrew, and Nadine (Vu) Nguyen and their children Clark and Vivian, all of Ottawa, ON and brother Glen (Michelle) of NS as well as his special friend Kim Rojeski. David is also survived by uncles and aunts: Donald Pond (Mariette), Faye Pond (Charlie), Phyllis Veniot (Gerry), Doreen Marshall (Jim), Geneva Pond (Richard), his sweet aunt Ruthie Pond; Abe (Judith) Andrews, Claude (Carol) Andrews and his special auntie Loretta Andrews as well as several cousins. He will be sadly missed by his special 2nd cousin, Joshua, the twinkle of his eye, the son of his cousin and close friend, Jason Pearce (Louise) of Beausejour, who spent many hours with David. Also left to mourn are his dear childhood friends: Larry Hiscock, Joey Barrett, Kyle MacKillop and Jason MacIntryre; his pal and trainer Kirk Fleming; his work family at Milner Ridge; impromptu sister and advisor Carmen Cole, and his former boss, close friend and role model Bill Yancij.
David was predeceased by his grandparents, David and Mary Pond of Glace Bay and Abraham and Etta Andrews of Port Aux Basques, NL.
There will be Visitation on Sunday, June 23 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour. A Celebration of David’s Life will be held on Monday, June 24 at 2:00 pm. also at the Chapel. There will be a Memorial Church Service at St. Pauls Church in Glace Bay in July. David’s final resting place will be back in his precious Cape Breton, beside his Grampie and Nannie Pond as per his final wishes.
David’s family would like to thank the amazing ICU team at HSC who fought so hard to help David overcome his catastrophic injuries; as well as the Comfort Care team on GD3, especially caring nurses Harvey and Danielle; the Manitoba STARS ambulance attendants who fought mercifully at the site to help David and air-vacked him to Winnipeg; the Beausejour RCMP for their continuing investigation into the incident; the many people who have prayed, sent love and support for our family during these very difficult past weeks. We are all truly better people to have loved and been loved by David.
In lieu of flowers and at the request of the family, please donate to the David Pond Memorial Fund. Donations may be made at any branch of the Sunova Credit Union.Print This Obituary & Condolences