In memory of

David Sugden

March 10, 1931 -  March 26, 2020

SUGDEN, David Clay

After a lengthy battle with Dementia, David passed away on March 26, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Beloved husband of June for over 61 years. Cherished dad of Kevin and Carolyn. "Naughty grandad" of Dylan, Charlotte and Fraser. Loving brother in law of Alan and Chris Louden, uncle of Kim, Claire, Dawn and Hilary [and their families], cousin of Carolyn Sanderson. David will also be missed by extended family in Northern Ireland as well as by many friends, colleagues, air modellers and acquaintances. He will be forever remembered for his love of model airplanes from an early age. In fact, David represented "the best country in the world", Canada, in many international free-flight model airplane competitions. He was an aeronautical engineer in the test flight division at Avro Canada and worked on the Avro Arrow! After the close of the company, David answered his second calling and became a dentist. He and June moved to Oshawa in 1965, where he passionately practised dentistry for over 40 years. David loved travelling the world with June and enjoyed classical music, often overheard whistling concertos of the great composers as he worked on his model airplanes. His was a life smartly lived, with a super set of horseshoes. No formal funeral services will occur at this time, although a celebration may be planned for the future. Arrangements entrusted to THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787). Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or the charity of choice.


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Ralph Werry (Friend)

Entered March 30, 2020 from Enniskillen

June and Family,
May your many loving memories give you comfort now and in the days to come. I have many fond memories of David from when you lived in Enniskillen. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Ralph Werry

Alison Campbell (Former patient)

Entered March 30, 2020 from COURTICE

My deepest sympathy to your family. Dr. Sugden was my dentist for almost 20 years. He was such a nice, funny man and an excellent dentist.

Linda Watson (Dr. Sugden was my Dentist)

Entered March 31, 2020 from Fredericton

I was fortunate to be taken in to Dr. Sugden’s dental practice in the mid seventies, when I moved to Oshawa. He looked after me and my family for years, until he sold the practice and retired. I was very sorry to see him go. He was so thorough, kind, thoughtful and so enthusiastic about his work. I enjoyed his sense of humour and appreciated his approach to health care. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed by a very wide circle.

John O'Sullivan (Fellow aeromodeler)

Entered March 31, 2020 from Dartmouth

Farewell Dave my friend, You were always a modelling hero to me.

Vanessa Schoonderbeek (Old neighbour)

Entered April 1, 2020 from Haydon Ontario

So sorry for your loss June and family thinking of you at this sad time.I remember telling his storys and showing his car that he had in the garage in Enniskillen. Love From Vanessa Schoonderbeek


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