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Thursday November 28, 2013

David John Turcke
Passed away peacefully on
November 26, 2013 with his
family at his side. He was born
to the late John and Helen
Turcke in Montreal, Quebec
Inclined towards academics, he
garnered a PhD in Civil
Engineering from the University
of Waterloo. Upon completion of
his doctorate, he moved to
Kingston, Ontario to pursue a
career as Professor of
Engineering at Queen's
University until his retirement
After retiring as the Head of the
Civil Engineering Department at
Queen's, he ventured into
restaurant ownership/ partnership that saw the
inception of Murray Street in
Ottawa, Ontario.
   The loss of Dave is suffered by
best friend and wife, Joan
Fitzpatrick, and her children DJ
and Emma LeBlanc. He is
survived by his three children:
MaryAnn (Gord McIlquham), Bob
(Elizabeth), and Erin Turcke and
their mother, Ann Cosgrove
Zarichny. He is also survived by
four grandchildren: Emily and JJ
McIlquham, Isla and Hana
Turcke, and by his sister Virginia
(Ken) Grant.
   From local neighbourhood
diners to academic circles, Dave
was a force that won the hearts
of any and all who crossed his
path. He had a life-long love
affair with egg salad sandwiches,
which anyone close to him could
attest. He delivered a strong
sense of fairness with an honest,
dog-with-a-bone attitude, kind
and patient with a captivating
sense of humour.
   A gathering will be held for all to
celebrate Dave's life on
Saturday, November 30th, 2013
from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The
Ivy, 61 Shipman's Lane
(Thousand Islands Parkway),
Gananoque. Arrangements in
care of the GORDON F
TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME -
Township Chapel
SharingMemories online
condolences at
www.gftompkins-township.ca

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