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COUTTS, David Robert



Passed away at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton on May 29, 2023 in his 79th year

Son of David and Eileen Coutts (née Allingham)  both pre-deceased.  Loving Husband of Susan Coutts (née LeGier).  Father of Randal.  Grandfather to Matthew, Taylor, Mackenzie, and Morgan.  Great-grandfather to Braedon.  Brother to Ken, and James (died in infancy) and another unnamed brother that also died in infancy.  Uncle to Rob, Heather, Stephen, and another Rob too.

Dave was very athletic and stayed very active in sports through most of his life.  He played baseball for the New York Mets farm team, and had many OFSAA records in the throwing events when growing up.  He coached many of his son’s hockey teams, and was a fastball and slowpitch player for about 20 years.  He liked to jog, and was jogging the backroads wherever he lived for the first ½ of his life.  He was also a weightlifter before it was cool and continued to weightlift into his late 60’s. 

In the 70’s Dave and Susan moved out of the GTA and bought a hobby farm in Chisholm township, just south-east of North Bay, where he had to do all the electrical and plumbing work, as the home was an older two story log home, with none of those amenities.  There they raised many types of animals, some for ingesting, and some for showing at national events.  After a short stint to live South of Montreal in 1986, due to work, Dave and Susan then moved to the Sebright area East of Orillia. They continued to have a hobby farm while Dave worked in Orillia, but the north was calling again in the late 90’s so they bought some land and built a home in Chisholm Township again.  For the last decade they have lived in the Sebright area again with their son.  Over the years Dave was able to travel to many countries due to work, from England to Israel, to California.  Dave was also a great supporter of Susan’s dog training and tracking dogs that she had over the years with many of ‘their’ dogs achieving titles.

A HUGE thank you to all staff at Lakeview Manor for their love and support while Dave was with them these past few years making him comfortable and encouraging him to be involved with the many activity choices offered there.

Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Home 54 Coldwater Street E., Orillia, Ontario 705-326-3595 

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