IDE, David Heihachiro
With sorrow in our hearts, we are sad to announce that David Heihachiro Ide, born July 9, 1936, passed away January 6, 2021. Beloved husband of Mishiko for 58 years. He is predeceased by son Andrew, and sister Takeko. He leaves behind daughter-in-law Michele, and grandchildren Raphael and Mayumi; daughter Daien (Hiroshi) and grandson Sage; as well as brother Kennosuke (Eiko), sisters Yoko and Kayoko. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. David was born in Toronto and grew up in Japan from the age of three until returning to Canada in 1954. He worked for Canada’s Centre for Inland Waters until retirement. He had a passion for the sport of Judo and taught at the Seikeikan Judo Club in Burlington. He also loved he beauty of nature and the farm where he lived from 1974 until his passing. He enjoyed singing and was a long-standing choir member of the Kirkwall Presbyterian Church. With music in his heart, he expressed his love of life through song. David will be remembered as a strong , quiet and loving husband, father and grandfather, always with a smile for everyone he met. Due to COVID Protocol, the family will be having a Private Service; A Celebration of life will take place at a later date. If you wish, donations to the Kirkwall Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association would appreciated.