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David Pigott

David Nevil Pigott

Wednesday, July 20th, 1949 - Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Pigott, David Nevil:
July 20, 1949 - October 14, 2020

The family of David Pigott is heartbroken to announce his death on October 14th, 2020 after a sudden, but brief illness.

Predeceased by his brother, Arden and his parents, Edith (nee Alt) and Norman. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn and their two children, Kerry Alan and Jennifer Catherine (Sean), who were the lights of his life. His granddaughter, Veronica Paige Winchester, was a source of constant joy and happiness, even in his final days.

David is also survived by his brother, Graham (Beverley), sister-in-law, Holly, cousins Jim (Karen), Maureen, Kathi and Bob (Jane) and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was very proud of his family and cherished the times spent together.

He graduated from U of T in 1973 with a degree in Industrial Engineering, followed by Master of Industrial Engineering and Master of Business Administration. David's career began in 1973 at Eaton's, followed by senior executive positions at Canada Packers (now Maple Leaf Foods), Diversey Lever, Dare Foods, Weston Foods, Ganong Chocolates and Burnbrae Farms. He retired in 2015 and enjoyed many travel adventures around the world.

David devoted his free time in retirement to volunteering on the Board of Lymphoma Canada - Ontario Chapter, as well as contributing to the Condominium Board of the Stonecroft Community in New Hamburg.

David had a unique ability to connect and empathize with people from all walks of life. He was deeply interested in science and physics, and was a diehard Trekkie. He believed strongly that energy cannot be destroyed. Since we are all basically composed of energy, we know he will always be with us. He will be terribly missed.

As per David's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 519-749-8467.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Salvation Army, Lymphoma Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Special thanks to the nursing team and doctors in the transplant unit at the University Hospital, London.

Carolyn, Kerry and Jennifer would like to thank Debbie, Garth and Lauren for their love and support during this difficult time.

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Jim Lanigan

Posted at 05:20pm
Carolyn and family, My thoughts are with you at this time. I worked with Dave while at Canada Packers.
Dave was a great guy to work with.
Living in New Hamburg, I would on occasion run into Dave, and he always had time for a little chat.
RIP Dave.
GE

Graham Edwards

Posted at 05:07pm
My wife Anne and I along with our children are devastated by the loss of Dave. Our collective hearts ache for Carolyn, Jenny and Kerry. I was fortunate to have been a member of the Operations Research group at Eaton's in the early 1970's and worked very closely with Dave. Dave's brilliant career saw frequent relocations of his family but we always found a way to keep in touch. We were so fortunate that in the most recent ten years we lived close by and visited frequently. We'll miss his calm, loving personality.
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Richard Durrer

Posted at 09:14am
I first met Dave at Stonecroft, while serving on the Mutual Use Committee (MUC). As we worked together on various issues within Stonecroft, I came very quickly to admire the man Dave was. He was so respectful, patient when under pressure and a friend. I’ll never forget that. We all here will miss him immensely. It is with sadness that my wife, Betty Anne and I send our condolences to Carolyn and family.
Richard & Betty Anne Durrer.
GJ

George & Sandra Juhn

Posted at 12:00pm
Carolyn, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Chris J Mifflin

Posted at 08:14am
I worked for Dave at Canada Packers for a number years - a truly enjoyable relationship. I too am an Industrial Engineer from UoT (1979) and recall my father - a Sr Executive at Eaton's at the time- recounting several stories of a super bright young IE grad who worked for him in the Operations Research department. Of course it turned out to be Dave who, fortunately, both indirectly and directly helped shape my career directions and post graduate education. Thank you Dave. Chris Mifflin P Eng MBA
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