Jerrett Funeral Homes - Scarborough Chapel

660 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON


David Eugenio Tavares

November 15, 1929October 1, 2019

It is with profound sadness that the family of David Tavares announce his death on 1 October 2019 at home, peacefully and surrounded by LOVE. Devoted husband of Elizabeth, loving father of Carolyn (Mark), Sister Marianne rscj, Joseph (Anna) and Christopher (Norina). Proud and deeply loved grandfather of Jacqueline (Pierre), Lea, Antonia and Caitlynn, and great-grandfather of Marie.

Heartfelt gratitude is extended to the ‘village’ that looked after David – Dr. Marcia Joseph – we don’t know what we would have done without you; Ana Kabigting and Rexall Pharmacy, Dr. L. Klotz at Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital; the incredible palliative care team at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, especially Vana Paranthaman RN, Diane Holmlund, Chrystalla Chew, Cheryl Westlake and all nurse navigators; Sophia Miller and PSW’s especially Lorraine and Annette; from the Central East LHIN, Bernice Bonsu, Gemma Russell, Michelle Morris NP, Hope Dinner RN - David would not have had such a peaceful death at home without you. PSWs from SE Health, especially Janice and Samira; for our informal caregivers and friends – Kitty, Marcia (Terry), Rosalyn (Vince): your love and endless support and prayers kept us going.

A Visitation will be held at Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, ON M1K 2B5 on Monday, 7 October, 7-9 p.m. A Requiem Mass will be held at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 10 Washburn Way, Scarborough, ON M1B 1H3 on Tuesday, 8 October 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Barnabas Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Requiem Mass Tuesday, October 8, 2019


David Eugenio Tavares

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Bill Vas

October 13, 2019

Dear Aunty Molly and family,
With deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you.
I have fond memories of Uncle David and his kind and easy-going personality.
Aware of my interest in history, he kindly shared recollections of his youth and the old days in HK and the Tavares siblings' families together on special occasions. Memories to be treasured!
Rest in eternal peace, dear Uncle. You are remembered with love and prayers.

Valerie Mendoza

October 10, 2019

Hi Aunty Molly and family,
Condolences and prayers. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all.
Uncle David will be together with all the Filhos de Macau in heaven.
God bless.

Cathie Crowell

October 9, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle David was a great communicator. We found many of his letters that he had written to Mom and Dad over the years. All were so nicely written with the latest news. With the internet we got frequent emails on a wide range of topics. We enjoyed our many visits together both in HongKong and SF. Uncle David was very special to us with his easy smile and great sense of humor. We will miss him very much.
With our deepest sympathy,
John and Cathie Crowell
PS Found this old photo of David among my father's letters. Thought we'd share it with you.

Mayreen Ho Fook

October 8, 2019

We thank God for the gift of David's life, for the many lives he has touched and for the happy times we have all shared together throughout the years.
Toyleen, May, Philip & Peter

Sharon Tay

October 8, 2019

This morning as we say our final goodbye to Mr. David Tavares, our thoughts and prayers continue to be lifted up to his family. We have known the Tavares family for as along as we have been here in Canada. We were neighbours which soon became family. We treasure the sweet memories of being part of their important celebrations throughout the years. Mr. David Tavares was a god-fearing man, a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grand-father and great-grandfather. He always had a smile even through the most difficult time. We will surely miss you but the hope we have, is we will see you again. Sharon and Fred.

Victor Sung

October 6, 2019

With profound sadness, I send this condolence to the Tavares family. The late Mr. Tavaras is my beloved teacher who had equipped me with the skill to a career that opened up plenty of opportunities to me during my working years. May Mr. Tavaras rest in peace and may our heavenly Father continue to take care of him. Victor Sung

Fai-Lim WONG

October 4, 2019

Very sorry to hear the sad news.
My deepest condolences to the
Tavares family.
Your student
Fai-Lim Wong ( William)

Elizabeth Woo & Stephen Green

October 3, 2019

When we think of you, Uncle David, we think SWEET & GENTLE, we think GRACE & PEACE, we think FAITH & FAMILY, and it always rubs off on us in when we are in your presence — you made us more calm, made us holier when we’re around you.
Now you’re watching over your family and all of us who feel like family in your presence.
Thank you Uncle David.

Gabriel Yam

October 3, 2019

I got the sad news when I woke up, though expected, I need time to reminisce your dad's kindness, patience, his love ❤️ towards your mom and family as well as all the encouragements and advices he gave me since September 1964 (when I became his first year student). Later, David recruited me to work in his Department. We built a very strong professional relationship .
I am honoured to be accepted into your family circle and dance a Rumba in his 50 Wedding Anniversay Celebration. We continued to keep in touch and often had get together whenever I visited Toronto,
May my beloved teacher, colleague,mentor and friend rest in peace.

Charmaine Yeung

October 3, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Tavares family for their great loss.
I have very fond memories of Uncle David growing up as a child.
He had keen sense of humour & always took time to engage himself with my siblings and I, whenever our families get together.
I shall always remember him with love; admiration for his wealth of knowledge, and always touched by his kind-heartedness; may he rest in peace!
Charmaine, Tony & family