David George Ritchie
David passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2023 with his family by his side at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Betty (Cole) for 59 years. Cherished father of Deborah, Wendy Hoddinott (Pat Guilfoyle), Mike (Helene Gagnon) and Joanne Braz (Guy Picard). Predeceased by his son Scott. Dearest Grandfather of Michael, Scott, Chris, Katie (Sheldon) and Kelsey (Jen). Adored great grandfather of Jake, Cooper, Matthew, Annie and Harper. Predeceased by his parents Melville and Muriel, his sister Lois McOuatt (George) and his niece Judy Boyd (Ray).
Determined and independent, David lived a full and rich life. He was self employed for his entire career as the owner of Ritchie Hardware and The Capital’s Lawnmaker, finally retiring at the age of 82. David took great pride in his pursuit of physical fitness as a runner, golfer, curler, boater and skier. He was also a long time member of The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Stirling Park Retirement Community, and the Neurology and Palliative care departments at the Civic Hospital for their exceptional and compassionate care of our father.
A private graveside service will take place at Johnston’s Corners Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (dementiahelp.ca) would be greatly appreciated.