David W. McFadden
October 11, 1940 - June 6, 2018
Beloved and loving father of Jennifer, pre-deceased by loved daughter Alison. Deeply loved brother of Jack McFadden. Adored husband of Merlin Homer. Grandfather of Amy, Chloe, and Benny, whose names are the anagram of his Griffin nominated book, Be Calm Honey. Great grandfather of newborn Lila. Succinctly captured in words by fellow poet and Hamiltonian Gary Barwin: A larger-than-life man and writer who was at the same time so exactly the size of life. Funeral service will be held at St. Anne's Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto, 11 am, June 16, 2018. Please honour David's memory with a donation either to St. Anne's Anglican Church, or Toronto Grace Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, both of which offered extraordinary sanctuary to David in his final illnesses. Arrangements entrusted to G.H. Hogle Funeral Home.