With heavy hearts, we are saddened to announce the passing of David, age 78, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the St. Catharines General Hospital with his son Jeff by his side. David was a loving husband, father, papa and brother and he will be deeply missed. David had many health issues over the passed six years and her died suddenly by peacefully and without pain. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jacki; his four beloved children – Jill (Ken) Janzen, David (Natascha, Jeffrey (Shannon) and Melissa (Ray) Philip. David was the proud and loving Papa to eight beautiful grandchildren- Michael (Katie Carey, Rebecca (Calvin) McCormick, Joel Janzen, Samantha and Joshua Morningstar Amanda and Erin Morningstar and Cameron Philip. He was the youngest child of the late Raymond and Marie Morningstar and the much-loved brother of four sisters, Dorothy Mokry, Marietta Slade, Audrey Presto and Alma Leiding and brother Leroy and Edward. Remembered with love by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary and John Brickell and Jo and Ron Terryberry. Predeceased by Michelle Osborne. David is also remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and Jacki’s cousins. David retired from G.M. in 2001 and missed working so he followed up as a shuttle driver for Day Ford and later as a driver for Automotive Warehouse. David was a resident of Extendicare, St. Catharines these passed four months. We cannot say enough about the excellent care he received from everyone – Administration, Nurses, PSW’s and housekeeping. Everyone gave him so much love and care and our thanks are endless. Thank you also to the Emergency Room nurses and doctors for their care and compassion during his final day with us. Lastly, but most importantly to Alma, your love and support means so much. You were my rock. As per David’s wishes there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905-682-0474). Private inurnment will follow at a later date. Family and friends are invited to join us on Friday, August 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thorold Royal Canadian Legion, 3 Ormond Street South (upstairs, wheelchair accessible), for a time of remembrance and celebration of our beloved David. Luncheon to be served. In memory of David, donation may be made to Extendicare, St. Catharines or Hospice Niagara.