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David Black Weldon

WELDON, David Black - C.M., B.A., LL.D. (1925-2014) - In his 89th year, David Weldon passed away at home, peacefully. He will be sorely missed by his devoted and loving wife of 62 years, Ina Perry Weldon, and his legion of family and friends. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Marcia and Ann. He leaves his five children, Susan (Barry Margison), Doug (Estela Quintero-Weldon), Tony (Beth Malloy), Mardie (Michael Shay), Kate (Mark Baldwin) and 14 grandchildren. He lived a rich life, full of wonderful experiences, personal and professional, making many friends with his wit, humour, intelligence and compassion. He was thoughtful, caring and supportive, and provided wise counsel to many. A true gentleman. He started his career in 1947 in Montreal where he met his future wife. He moved back to London and then on to Toronto, working as a stockbroker for Midland Securities where he stayed for the next four decades. He was assisted throughout his entire career by Miss Ann Craig. He retired in 1989 as chairman of Midland Doherty Financial Corp. Out of the office he pursued his love of farming, raising cattle and horses at Prospect Farms. He served on the boards of Emco, Silcorp, Grafton Group, Biltmore Hats, Goderich Elevators (past President), Guaranty Trust and Dover Industries as well as the Ontario Jockey Club, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (past President), and Ridley College (governor). A graduate, as well as former Chancellor of The University of Western Ontario, Weldon chaired the first Renaissance Capital Campaign for the university. He also served for the Advisory Council of the Ivey Business School, The Anglican Diocese of Huron, Toronto Hospital and more. His community service was recognized with an appointment as a member of the Order of Canada in 1997. Weldon was an active member of the Caledon Fishing Club, the Ristigouche Salmon Club, London Hunt Club, the London Club, Toronto Golf Club, Griffith Island Club (founding member) and enjoyed the company at the Toronto Club, York Club, and Commanderie de Bordeaux. He was a "fun-loving charter member" of the Turtles, (you bet your sweet ass he was.) A service will be held at St. John's the Divine in Arva at 1pm on Friday, February 28, 2014 with a reception to follow at the London Hunt and Country Club, 1431 Oxford Street West, London. Visitations are to be at LOGAN FUNERAL HOME , 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Thursday, February 27 at 2-4 and 6-8pm. Online condolences can be expressed at Heartfelt thanks to caregivers, Nenita and Margaret, and Dr. Hawthorne. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to David Weldon.12710111
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Thoughts and prayers
Posted by Gail & Darrell Kennedy (Neighbours) On Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Dear Mark and Kate and family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Dad. Such a remarkable man.

Respectfully Gail and Darrell.

Sorry for your loss
Posted by Suzanne Mady and Andrew Lata (friend of family) On Sunday, March 2, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of your dad and mom from my days at Havergal and all the weekends spent at your home in London or your apartment at Hazelton Lanes. Your parents were always hospitable and generous in opening their home to Kate's boarder friends. We had wonderful times at the Royal Winter Fair together sitting in your parent's box. He will be missed but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Suzanne and Andy
Weldon Family
Posted by Jeff & Nancy Moses (friend) On Sunday, March 2, 2014
Sorry to hear about your father. The man in the bowtie was truly one of a kind.

Good Family Memories
Posted by jen Lyons (Blackall) (family friend) On Friday, February 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers to you all .As we all grew up great memories at the Gibbons Place and on the farm in Arva.
Sadness for your Loss
Posted by Judy and Scott Stirling (friends of Kate) On Thursday, February 27, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your Father. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.

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