Dave Metcalfe, Lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and dealer, passed away suddenly at Tomiko Lake, July 18, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved husband and friend of Sharon (nee McKeen) for 46 years. Loving father of Peter and his wife Cheryl, Matt and his wife Alison. Cherished Grandpa of Alex, Mackenzy, Andrew, Nicholas, Colin, Abby and Courtney. Dear Brother to Ellen & Lynn Davison, John & Liz, and Paul & Carol. Dave built a life for himself and his family around his love for motorcycles, enjoying two wheels on the pavement and four wheels in the dirt. He and Sharon owned D&M Cycle for over 30 years, enjoying many friendships with motorcycle enthusiasts and fellow dealers. He gave back to his community through fundraisers in support of Muscular Dystrophy, Toy Rides for The Salvation Army, and drives for local food banks. Dave celebrated his retirement by fulfilling a life time desire to ride historic Route #66 from Chicago to Los Angles, sharing the experience with his brother John. A longtime member of the Kent Cloverleaf Conservation Club and Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Dave loved spending time with his grandchildren, and hunting, fishing and four-wheeling in the north with his friends and family. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, July 23 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Private Family Service and Internment will take place at Tomiko Lake. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, or Chatham Active Lifestyle (Woodworking Shop) in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
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