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Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON

OBITUARY

David LaPointe

October 10, 1963December 24, 2019

David LaPointe was born on October 10, 1963 and passed away on December 24, 2019.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 6, 2020

Memories

David LaPointe

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Shannon Allen

January 10, 2020

David was a remarkable person who will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He gave me a home, a place where I felt safe, loved and nurtured. I learned something new every conversation I had with him, things I would never have learned if I had not crossed paths with him, and I will be forever grateful. You always benefit when you help someone succeed in life, so always reach out a helping hand. He was a great man, an amazing father, a talented artist and philosopher. He taught me so many important life lessons and I will carry him in my heart forever. Journey well my friend, you will be missed .

Jeff Lapointe

January 4, 2020

Many great times
Many great memories
Thnx bro !!!

David Orr

January 4, 2020

I had the honour of getting to know Dave Lapointe and his son Travis quite well. I was privileged to have lived with them for 2 years in Thunder Bay. I needed a place to stay and Dave offered the basement of his home during a difficult point in my life, he was incredibly supportive and helped me through some dark days. This time that I shared with them was one of growth and rebuilding, we rebuilt his house on Finlayson Street completely. I learned so much from Dave, he was a true friend, and in many ways like a second father to me. He was a talented artist, author, counselor, and an amazingly supportive person to have in your life.

He was remarkably focused and driven towards being the best father that he could be. The time that I shared with Dave and Travis are among my happiest, I wish that he was still with us. He had a very full life. In his earlier years, he worked as a counselor for refugees in the Toronto area helping them adjust to Canadian life, also to find housing and employment. He was known by many Thunder Bay youth/teens as Coach, he counseled many of them and even helped a few with substance abuse and to re-enter school.

If there's one thing that stands out above the rest regarding Dave, it was his love and dedication for Travis. This protective fatherly love was the foundation of literally everything that he did or considered doing.

If you want to feel a closeness to Dave, listen to some of the works of John Trudell. He also loved Tupac and the movie Thunderheart.

Trevor Corbett

January 4, 2020

Our sons Travis and Bobby went to school together and David and I used to chat almost every day about the community and our kids future. He was one of the most intelligent men ive ever known and was always ready to drop everything to lend a helping hand. He left behind a huge family of friends and neighbours and will be missed.