Spies, David William

David William Spies, 42, formerly of Cambridge, Ontario, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
David is survived by and will be missed by his two children, Tessie and Owen, parents Gwen and Jerry Bratvold and Paul Spies, grandmother Shirley vanMaanen (William), siblings Steven (Krysta), Tracey, Amanda (Kyle), Duane and nieces and nephews Tyler, Kayla, Gage, Cody, Faith, Sebastian, and Myles, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  David is predeceased by grandparents, Ron Braniff, and Grace and Emerson Spies.
A private Celebration of Life for family members will be held on Saturday, June 1, in Waterloo.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.
24 replies
  1. Bob Sharpe
    Bob Sharpe says:

    Dear Dave,
    You’re a good man, your soul was good, and your friendship was a blessing to all you kept dear. I miss you and wish I had said more that day you left, your last message was that of a man ready for change. This loss is so unnecessary, it was not your time. Rest easy, I bet heavens a better place since you’ve arrived. Sadly missed by all you’re name will always bring a smile or a tear to those who truly knew you.

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  2. Jimmy warner jr
    Jimmy warner jr says:

    I will miss you greatly. You always were there for me. You always made me feel like a brother. I’ll never forget you

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  3. Desta Patterson
    Desta Patterson says:

    Dave you are the only guy I would let take my Denali without me in it. You had an amazing presence about you, much love my friend. Wish you could have seen the weirdos down here in Phoenix.

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  4. Miranda Bassie
    Miranda Bassie says:

    Dave
    The moment that you died my heart was torn in two..one side filled with headache ,the other died with you…

    I often lay awake at night when the world is fast asleep and jll take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks…remembering you is easy i do it everyday,but missing you is a headache that never seams to go away …

    I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain until the joyous day arrives when ill get to walk with u yet again …
    Untill we meet again my friend xoxoxoxox your missed and loved by many xoxoxoxo

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  5. Faith Weber
    Faith Weber says:

    My heart goes out to his family and also his many good friends. He will be greatly missed but will always have a place in our hearts. Till we meet again my friend!!

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  6. Sasha Beattie
    Sasha Beattie says:

    To Dave’s family I’m so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy and will be sadly missed by so many. Rest In Peace Dave.

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  7. Jane Ann MacNeil
    Jane Ann MacNeil says:

    To The Tessie and Owen,
    I don’t know either of you ,but, please know your dad was an amazing man. Dave had one of the largest hearts of anyone I know, he would help anyone. His smile would brighten up any room. Dave was a blessing and a great friend to everyone he came in contact with him. If you happened to be one of his closer friends there is nothing he wouldn’t do for you. His time had come much to early and he will be very dearly missed by many many people. David William Spies was one of the good guys, honest,proud and a true friend to all. May you rest in peace ,my friend. You are and will truly be missed.
    My deepest condolences to his children and his family.
    Jane Ann MacNeil

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  8. Ashley Sousa
    Ashley Sousa says:

    You never think you will not have a chance to talk to someone again. We haven’t talked in some time but I always thought we would bump into each other again. Thank you for being there for me when I needed a friend. I still have that toy you gave Kash. I miss you David, it was too early for you to go. You will always be in my heart.

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  9. Clint Kerr
    Clint Kerr says:

    To my good friend Dave. I like to thank you again Dave for dropping everything u were doing when u heard my dad was in the hospital and gave me a ride. It was the last time I seen my father alive and I’m forever in ur debt. Always caring for others ur a good man Dave and will b missed by many. Say hi to PA for me and hope u two r behaving up there! RIP till we met again BROTHER

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  10. Danielle Jackson
    Danielle Jackson says:

    I would walk through fire for you, my friend. I miss you every second that goes by. I find myself waiting to hear from you, waiting to run into you. The unbreakable bond we have is just that…. the out-of-this-world love you have for people you care about is an inspiration, it should be a marker of what true unconditional love represents and it should be explained to people just the way you showed it. I’m lucky to have been as close as I was to you, I will cherish our time together always, and revisit our memories as much as my broken heart will allow. Taylor misses you like crazy, but I’ll remind her to visit you in her dreams. I love you Dave Spies, may you rest in paradise…..
    Love, always,
    Danielle Jackson.

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  11. Chrissy paul
    Chrissy paul says:

    Dear Dave my heart hurts I can’t believe your gone you were an amazing man with a huge heart ,I’m so glad I meet you I will cherish the memories that I have of you forever Hotstuff you will be Dearly missed but never forgotten my friend until we meet again RIP xoxoxo

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  12. Jaquie Sherring
    Jaquie Sherring says:

    I’m so sorry to the entire family for their very tragic loss. Dave was an amazing, kind giving person. He touched the lives and hearts of everyone he met. Including me. We had our ups and downs. But at the end of the day he was ALWAYS there when you needed him. I feel very blessed to have got to call him my friend. And I thank god for each and every day I got to spend with him. An every phone call. Just knowing he was always there, humbled me. I always looked forward to him calling me telling me to be outside in 5 min,and our next crazy adventure would start. I’m so thankful I got to know him on the level I did. I’m blessed I have so many amazing memories I get to remember him by. But we should have had more time to make more. His time was way way too soon. He had so much more life left in him. And so much more love to give. I’ll cherish every memory. May he rest in peace. He will never ever be forgotten. I loved you Dave, more than words can say.

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  13. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    To Dave’s family I’m so sorry for your loss Dave was an amazing man with a hug heart . I owe him so much if he didn’t care I wouldn’t be here today back in 2014 Dave saved my life . Sat at my bed side for a week In the icu telling the doc and nurses he was my husband . He never left my side the hole time I was there . And if I hadn’t listnen to him I would of died . I’m a lose for word my heart is broken I wish I had been there for him like he was for me maybe I could of helped him. I truly don’t know if I’m more pissed or sad right now . He will be missed deeply never forgotten loved always and will live in all the wonderful memories we all have of him . R.I.P my dear friend I’ll miss you until we meet again xooxo

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  14. Brandi Lynne Kemp
    Brandi Lynne Kemp says:

    I LOVE YOU DAVE ALL NEVER FORGET YOU ESPECIALLY ON MAY 23RD YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE THAT SHOWED UP FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND BROUGHT ME PIZZA N POP ALL NEVER FORGET YOU NEVER
    LOVE YA BRANDI KEMP
    YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR PUTTING A SMILE ON MY FACE AND LOOKING AT ME AND TELLING ME TO STAY POSITIVE AND I KNOW YOUR LOOKING DOWN ON ME CAUSE THAT ST DAVID STAR IS SHINING BRIGHTER THEN EVER REST IN PEACE SEE YOU REAL SOON

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  15. Peter Vick
    Peter Vick says:

    Dear David, it saddens me to hear of your passing. You have always been a good friend and the first to offer a hand and ask for little in return . You were well liked by many and will be missed by those whose lives you have touched in so many positive ways , I always looked forward you your coming by as you lightened up the most dreary of days. Your friendship was unconditional. If I had to the power to turn back time just once this would be the time that I would use it as your passing is a mistake , I don’t for a minute believe it was your time , R.I. P. My dearest friend your spirit will be carried in your memory , you will be missed by many especially those whose heart you have touched in the most positive way. Love you Dave
    Respectfully your Friend, Peter Vick

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  16. Dan McCool
    Dan McCool says:

    To my friend Dave you will be greatly missed by many! Your time was too short here on earth I wish you the best!
    May you rest in peace my friend! My condolences to your family for their loss!

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  17. Joni deMelo
    Joni deMelo says:

    My love to all of you at this tragic time in your lives., I’m sorry I never got the chance to meet or spend time with you my nephew. Go Rest High on that Mountain David, know how much your family loves you and you will be truly missed. Until we meet in Heaven, be at peace
    Love you Gwen, Jerry, and all my nieces and nephews. God Bless you today and everyday

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  18. Shirley Grube
    Shirley Grube says:

    Hi Dave this is your good friend Shirley it was a pleasure meeting you . I will always remember you as the guy with the biggest heart . Thank you for your friendship I will cherish EVERY MOMENT SPENT WITH YOU with my whole heart . I miss seeing you everyday. I find myself waiting to hear your truck come up the drive way here .if only I could here it and see you again I WOULD HAVE SO MUCH TO TELL YOU
    you loved my kids and they loved you . You will be sadly missed ! another angel taken away to soon . I will see you again my good friend love ya Dave spies God took you home you are at peace now till we meet again love ma (Shirley GRUBE and family xxoo RIP.

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    • Erin
      Erin says:

      Dave,
      You were an amazing, loving, kind hearted man who would do anything for anyone.
      I miss you terribly..
      To Dave’s family, I can’t imagine how you feel. My heart goes out to you.

      Dave.. Until we meet again.
      I love you… You’ve always been in my thoughts. Please rest in peace ❤️

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  19. Deb Braniff
    Deb Braniff says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. Way too soon 🙁 I’m thinking about you and the family.
    Love uncle Robbie and aunt Deb

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  20. Linda Taylor
    Linda Taylor says:

    Words can not explain the pain I feel for all of you. David was taken way too soon. We love each and everyone of you We hold you all very close in our hearts
    Aunt Linda and Uncle Ron

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