In memory of

David Lewis Stein

February 12, 1937 -  September 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of David Lewis Stein announces his passing on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

After graduating from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and English, David began a long career in journalism, writing for Macleans Magazine, The International Herald Tribune and the London Sunday Times. Once he set down in Toronto, he covered the city for The Toronto Star as an editorial writer and columnist for nearly 30 years, and he was a founding member of the The Writers Union of Canada. He published four novels, a book of short stories, three non-fiction books and a play.

He also continued his education, earning a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning in 1974. After retiring from the Star in 1997, David became an adjunct professor in the urban studies department at Innis College before relocating with Alison to the simple life of Arnprior. While there, they co-wrote a cross-denominational Haggadah, combining Passover and Easter traditions. They were very proud of this achievement, and used it for their Seders.

Throughout all of this, David was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered by his children Annika, Ben, his wife Christine, Kate and her husband Mark, and his grandchildren Griffin, Hannah, Arden, Emma and Daniel. David was predeceased by his beloved wife Alison and will be laid to rest with her.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Monday September 9 at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto (East Gate Entrance). The funeral service and interment will occur on Wednesday, September 11 at 2:00pm, also at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre.


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STAN HERZOG (Long time friend)

Entered September 5, 2019 from Thornhill, Ontario

Dave and I grew up together as teenagers at Forest Hill High.

Erna Paris (friend)

Entered September 5, 2019 from Toronto

Loved forever. Missed forever.

Steve M Zikman (Old running buddy)

Entered September 7, 2019 from South Pasadena, California

I used to run with David many years at the JCC downtown as part of an early morning pack of fun-loving joggers. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always kind and thoughtful. I hadn't seen David in 20+ years and then I read about his passing today. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Ian Mahaffy (Friend of Benjamin Stein, Christine and Hannah)

Entered September 9, 2019 from Toronto

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! God bless you all and keep you safe and strong during this sad time! Know your loved and you have a large church family supporting you always! Huge hugs Ian and Peter

Chris Zelkovich (Colleague)

Entered September 10, 2019 from Mississauga, Ont.

Though David will be remembered most for his work at The Star, I will always remember his sense of humour and grace. My deepest condolences to the family.


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