David Owen - 1946

David Owen
1938 - 2006

- No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye,
you were gone before we knew it,and God only knows why.

David Owen - 2002

GuestBook Posts

Here are the posts from The Ottawa Citizen GuestBook.

Thanks to everyone who signed the guestbook, from B.C. to Nova Scotia, it's comforting to hear from so many all across Canada and we Thank You and remember you all.

August 28, 2006

The Owen Family: Dave and I were colleages many years ago working in the Pickering Building. He was a wonderful man, good friend and epitomized all the best of a dedicated member of the Force. May he rest in peace.

Gordon Kurtz (Orleans, ON )

August 21, 2006

Dear Betty & Family: I was shocked on returning from vacation to learn of Dave's sudden passing. He will be sorely missed by you, the family and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Always smiling and willing to pitch in to help others, he made a tremendous contribution throughout his life to his community, his country and the Force. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Phil & Rene Murray (Ottawa, ON )

August 21, 2006

I just came back from vacation on August 21st when I heard the sad news of Dave's passing. I new Dave only briefly through the Ottawa Veterans Association. Dave left me and everyone he met with a lasting impression as a wonderfull and caring human being. I will miss him dearly.

Wolf Schmueck (Orleans, ON )

August 18, 2006

Hi Betty! Dani and I want to express our sincere sympathy in your loss of Dave. Although we have not seen either of you for many years we have many fond memories of our days in Lethbridge.

Dani & Cliff Mashford (Cochrane, AB )

August 18, 2006

Dearest Betty,and my pal Terry,and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love Kimberley
Kimberley Mansfield (Wakefield, QC )

August 14, 2006

To the Owen Family; I just got to know David Thru the Senior's Golf and must say that Dave was every bit the perfect Gentleman. We shared many giggles over some of the places where he served his country since I knew of most of them and could relate.

Barrie & Helene Robb (Ottawa, ON )

August 14, 2006

Betty and Family;
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your husband and father. I considered Dave a good friend of mine and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He will be very much missed by all, particularily by his friends and co-workers here at Veteran Security Services.

Brian Sparrow (Cumberland, ON )

August 14, 2006

Kevin and family. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father, husband, brother and grandfather. Your hearts are sad at this time but your memories are always with you, clear and wonderful.

Bill and Sandra Roberts
Bill Roberts (Hideaway, TX )

August 14, 2006

So sorry to hear of Dave's passing, Betty. My deepest sympathy & condolences to you and your family. Dave will be greatly missed, he was a good person....

Rod Lethbridge (Carlsbad Springs, ON )

August 13, 2006

Dear Betty & Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Dave will be sadly missed at our Saturday morning breakfast club at Marcie's. He was a true gentleman, that I was proud to have known. Until we meet again Dave, hold the fort....

Wayne & Angela Russett (Edwardsburgh County, ON )

August 12, 2006

Dear Betty and Family
My deep felt sympathy on your loss. I have fond memories of Dave and although we had lost touch over the years, he will be greatly missed.

Clay Ellis (Vernon, BC )

August 12, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the whole Owen family. After 41 years in the RCMP and CSIS, Dave ranks in the top 10 of the best men I ever met. Such a wonderful person should not have left us so soon.

dick young (brockville, ON )

August 11, 2006

Dear Glenn, Pam, and Owen family,

I am so sorry to hear about your lose. My thoughts are with you all during this time.

Wendy Hart (Hamilton, ON )

August 11, 2006

Sincere Sympathy

Jean and Gil Allen
Jean Allen (Ottawa)

August 11, 2006

On behalf of the Entire Owen Family we wish to Thank Everyone for your support and condolences. It's incredible to hear from all the faces of the past and present all across Canada. It's helping us through these difficult times. We know that many can't be here and wanted to let everyone know that I've put together an online Photo Tribute of photos from the past and present from B.C. to Nova Scotia.
You can find the gallery at:

There will be a Reception at Beechwood cemetary following the Graveside Service where Betty's cousin will be the Piper.
Thanks to everyone again.
Hang Tough Dave...
I'll miss you always
Terry Owen (Ottawa, ON )

August 11, 2006

Betty I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. May god give you the strenght and peace you will need during this time.

Lots of love from a friend

Irene and Serge and Serena Paradis
Irene Paradis (Orleans, ON )

August 11, 2006

On behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association - Ottawa Division, I would like to express our great sense of loss and send our most sincere condoleances to Betty and the Owen Family. Dave was our friend, our rock and one of the most dedicated member of the Veterans' association. He was always there for us and we will miss him

Al Rivard
Ottawa Division
Al Rivard (Ottawa, ON )

August 11, 2006

Dear Betty and family,
A good neighbour, a friendly face, a warm greeting with a smile or wave, we will miss him as we pass on our walks, but he is with us in the breeze of the wind, the song of the birds. Be strong until we all meet again in heavenly paradise.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Joni, David, Matthew and Mychal Racicot.
Joni Racicot (Orleans, ON )

August 10, 2006

Betty & family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all must be in shock at the suddeness of it all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. Jean & Hank

Jean & Hank Baak (Greenwood, NS )

August 10, 2006

Betty, you and Dave have been like my own parents. You have been fabulous grand-parents to my children and Dave's passing has left a very large void in our lives and hearts. We will miss "Grandpa" very, very much.

Lynn Owen (Kanata, ON )

August 10, 2006

Dave and I worked together for many years and even though I had lost touch with him since he retired, I had just started to renew our friendship since my own retirement.

My deepest sympathy to the family. Dave will be missed.

Don Flemming (Orleans, ON )

August 10, 2006

I will miss you David. You were a fine gentleman, a great golf partner and a friend.

Mike Billings (Ottawa, ON )

August 10, 2006

Betty: What a shock for us to read about Dave's passing. And what a shock for you and your family! Will get in touch next time we are in Ottawa, but in the meantime, our very deepest sympathy go out to you. Hang in there, girl! Hugs

Bill and Shirley Elliott (St. David's, ON )

August 10, 2006

Dear Glenn & Pam,
Deepest condolences from all your friends in the SHL during this difficult time.

Please let us know if you need anything at all.

Commish, Tracy, Beef, Kid, Rock, 40, Chubby, Rocket, Joey, Hollywood, Carter, Lola, Mo, Chacha, Red, Jonny, Beallianov, Mikey, Cottonmouth, Showtime, Tuna, Mustang

August 10, 2006

Dear Glenn & Pam & the rest of the Owen family,
We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Take care of each other and God bless.

The McNamara's
Greg, Kim & Laing McNamara (Chesterville, ON )

August 10, 2006

Please accept our condolence Betty and family. I found out about Dave's passing Wednesday morning and could not believe it. Every club needs members like Dave otherwise there would be no club at all.
Below is a message I received from Peter Clarke that he asked to pass on to you.

Very sad news about Dave! I'm pleased that someone from the Tuesday group will give the eulogy..

I am leaving for P.E.I. Saturday morning so I will not be able to attend either the visitations or the funeral service. Please pass along my thoughts to Betty and the "kids". I only knew Dave through the golf on Tuesdays, but he struck me as a dedicated and kind person.

Pat and Sandy Paterson (Nepean, ON )

August 10, 2006

Dear Betty & Family: Saddened to learn of Dave's passing. May the comfort of the Lord, the presence of family & friends surround you and see you thru this difficult time.

Lila & Hal Gerhardt (Nanaimo, BC )

August 10, 2006

Dear Kevin, Lynn and family:
Our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your father. We hope you find comfort as you reflect on the memories that you will keep in your hearts.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gail and Christine, Accenture (Ottawa)

August 10, 2006

Deepest Regrets,

Bob & Maureen McCabe
Lunenburg, NS
Bob & Maureen McCabe (Lunenburg, NS )

August 10, 2006

Betty & Family;
Louise & I were deeply saddened to learn of Dave's passing. We have many pleasant memories of times in Fort Macleod, Calgary & Ottawa. Hopefully, your memories will sustain you all at this very difficult time.

Gil & Louise Yard (GARDEN BAY, BC )

August 10, 2006

We are so sorry to learn of Dave's passing so suddenly. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to you, Betty, and the family. He was a fine person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Gord and Marilyn Cook (Chester, NS )

August 10, 2006

Heaven's Golf Club just received a new member. Dave will be deeply missed. Betty my thoughts are with you and your family.

Ruth Buckland (Ottawa, ON )

August 10, 2006

I will miss you my friend.

Gary Christopher (Gananoque, ON )

August 10, 2006

Terry, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts are with you. Luv, C.A.K.E. (Chris, Alexis, Kathy and Elaine)

Elaine (Ottawa, ON )

August 10, 2006

My most sincere condolences Betty. My heart joins yours to mourn the great person your husband was. He left the earth better than he found it...a great and honest man.
Roger joins me in expressing our sadness.

Love, Michelle
Michelle Lamontagne (Gatineau (Aylmer), QC )

August 10, 2006

Our sincerest sympathies. We remember from the "K" Div., Alberta days. Times were good.

Joe and Aggie Collinson (Sherwood Park, AB )

August 10, 2006

David will be greatly missed. He was an active member of the RCMP Vetereans' Association, Ottawa. Sincerest condolences to his family.

Gord Ireland (Ottawa, ON )

August 10, 2006

Dave was a very familiar face at the Poplar Grove Golf Club in Edwards. Even though he had a membership to play golf, he preferred to work around the course. In past years he took great pride in helping to maintain the bunkers, markers and bricks. This year he was part of a very active seniors’ group who took it upon themselves to trim the course of unwanted branches and foliage. Dave was very proud of his career and continued involvement with the RCMP. He was an active curler. Although it seemed like he curled more times than days in a week, he was always ready to spare for his friends at the Friday night Ottawa Carleton Catholic Teachers’ Curling Association league at the RA Center. He will certainly be missed by the many people who he was in contact with through out the year.

Cilia McGee (Greely, ON )

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