2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

David Nelson Scharf May 2, 1945 - August 12, 2021

Peacefully at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Thursday August 12, 2021. Dave Scharf age 76 of South Mountain. Beloved son of the late Doris (Forward) and Nelson Scharf. Loving brother of Susan Scharf Green of Hamilton. Cherished uncle of Steve Green (Maina Emrick) and Elander of Norway, Matthew (Jayde) Green and Langston of Hamilton. Fondly remembered many Scharf & Forward Cousins and dear friends. David wished to be cremated. A Private Gathering will be held at the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Donations in Memory of Dave may be made to the Charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at
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David wished to be cremated. A Private Gathering will be held at the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Donations in Memory of Dave may be made to the Charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at


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    Caroline Rooney says

    It is with Great Sadness we say Goodbye to Dave! We remember him as a sweet, gentle, kind, caring gentleman. Dave had the heart that was so giving to his community and the large circle of senior’s that he called his friends. Dave was always willing to give a helping hand when ever needed! We will miss his charming little laugh and his little visits he had with us after the diners! The community of South Mountain has lost a gentle soul! Thinking of Susan and Family! Our very sincere condolences!

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    Joan & Lawrence Larocque says

    Our condolences, Susan, and family on the death of your brother, David. He looks so much like your Dad.
    Joan Levere Larocque

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    Suzanne Thompson(Baldwin) says

    Susan we send our sympathies to you and your family at the loss of your brother. He always had a smile and a friendly hello whenever we met. My Mom would always mention seeing him when she would be at the South Mountain diners group and at the monthly seniors pot luck dinners. The last two years sure have seen a lot of changes in our community. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Richard and Nancy Christie says

    A unique individual we called a friend.

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    Liz Earl says

    Oh, how the Friends of the Library will miss Dave! He was always there for our meetings, ready to extend a helping hand. In his quiet, self-effacing way, he did his all to support our programming and fundraising efforts. He was a true community-builder!

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    Shelley Lyall says

    I met Dave through our Friends of the South Mountain Library. What a kind and friendly man he was . So eager to be part of this group and lend his hand in so many ways , be it his fabulous historical collection of all things South Mountain, support both physically and emotionally and yes, his infectious and joyful laughter. He is to be admired and remembered as a human we all should aspire to.

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    Grace Stobo says

    Susan and family my sincere condolences on the passing of your brother, I knew Dave from school days and the senior dinners in South Mountain. He was always so helpful to get things cleared up with a big smile on his face. He will be missed along with many of our friends when we are able to get back to diners. Sincerely Grace Stobo

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    Zal Davar says

    It’s been many years since I’ve been in touch with Dave, but I have, and will always, remember him as one of the kindest people I have ever met. I was truly sad to hear of his passing. Best regards to his sister Sue and all the rest of family and friends.

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    Christine Mellan says

    Susan to you and your family, so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He will surely be missed by many people.

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    Wayne and Huguette Burns and Family says

    We offer our sincere condolences on Dave’s passing. We will miss our friendly visits. He was such an engaging and kind person.

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    Donna Loucks says

    Sorry for your loss, Willa Ellis (VanAmelsfort) Donna Ellis (Loucks)

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    Dale and Lois Keyes says

    Susan and family, we send you our sincerest condolences on the loss of Dave. He, Dale and Lynn Graham were travelling buddies in their younger days and we always enjoyed hearing the stories of the adventures. In later years, he was always a friend you enjoyed running into anywhere as he always had a great smile and time for a visit. He will be missed by so many people.

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    Roger and Joyce Francis says

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Dave will be missed by many.

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    Don and Lynne Levere says

    Susan and family: our sincere condolences. Dave will be missed by all who considered him a friend. A good life, well lived.

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    Raina Ho says

    My sincerest condolences to Dave’s family. I used to know Dave when he and I worked in Environment Canada many years ago. In fact, I used to carpool with him. Looking at the preceding remembrances from those who knew him more recently, Dave had not changed much at all. He was the same kind, gentle, helpful and caring person, and he always had a smile. Learning of his passing has brought back many pleasant memories. He is someone who will be missed.

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    Roger Francis says

    I knew the Scharf family since the 1960s .I got to know Dave well over the
    last few decades from regular lodge meetings. I was sorry to miss the IOOF
    Service. I will miss our conversations as Ottawa Senators fans.

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    Richard Blaine says

    My condolences, Susan, and family on the death of your brother. A good person.

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    Marjorie Shaver-Jones says

    Sue, I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s death. I guess somehow I just thought we would all live forever…
    I’m reminded of all the times Dave and his trusty truck helped me move from one place to another, when we were both much younger. He was a kind and thoughtful friend for many years. I think of him fondly.

    I hope you’re well. Take care and stay safe,

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    David Cameron says

    I lived with Dave when he went to Carleton University in the late 60’s and reconnected with him about five years ago. I will never forget his laugh and gentle way. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends in the loss of this wonderful man.

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