In Celebration of

David ''Woodsy'' Wood

December 26, 1946 -  June 9, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of David Wood announce his passing on June 9th, 2022, after an extended battle with cancer.

He is predeceased by his parents Audrey (Drayton) and Walter Wood and brother Stuart. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Sylvia Gervais and his children Sabrina and Darcy, siblings Dawn Woodard, Kathryn Merrill and Arthur Wood.

His career started in accounting with Consolidated Bathurst, now Resolute Forestry Products, where he retired at age 53. He then dedicated a number of years to the Trans Canada Trail where he enjoyed managing railroad right of ways.

David was an avid hockey player, skier, cyclist and camper, member of the Sports Motor Car Club, and involved with community organizations including the Montreal West Scouts group, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the Montreal West Swim Team and the Montreal West CRA.

David’s family would like to thank Dr. Golda Tradounsky and the entire 3rd floor staff at the Mount Sinai Hospital Center for their devotion and care in his last weeks.

Family will receive condolences at Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, QC H2V 2P9, on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 from 2 to 4 PM. A chapel service will follow at 4 PM followed by a reception from 5 to 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring David’s memory with a donation to the Montreal West Sports & Recreation Center 2.0 which can be coordinated with Samantha at, the Canadian Cancer Society or plant a tree with Tree Canada.


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Andy Michelin (Friend and hockey buddy)

Entered June 22, 2022 from Montreal

Dave was a tremendous guy. He was good on the ice, and GREAT in the room. And anyone who plays beer league hockey knows that being great in the room is much more important than being good on the ice! I also spent time with Dave while we were both involved with the Montreal West Scout Group. Just like at hockey, it was always a pleasure spending time with Dave. Dave will be missed by everyone who knew him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. Hopefully knowing how much everyone liked and respected Dave will make things a little but easier for you. Woodsy, I'll miss you!

Sam McCoubrey (hockey / baseball / MoWest pal)

Entered June 22, 2022 from Montreal

I'll think of Woodsy and his giggle. He always had a smile on his face!

Mauro Degano (Friend hockey buddy)

Entered June 22, 2022 from Montreal-Ouest

Thank you Dave for inviting me to the various hockey tournaments you organized. It was always a great time because you made it happen. Thank you for showing us that we are always young enough to play hockey and enjoy a cold beer amongst friends. And now that the net is empty, I'll may be able to score a goal on you!

Rest in peace.

Catherine Lach (Friend)

Entered June 22, 2022 from Montreal

My deepest condolences to the whole family. I became friends with Sylvia a few years ago. Often when I phoned, Dave would answer and we had many great conversations about his love for the Scouts, hockey, his family and his community involvement. He had a pretty good sense of humor! In many cases, I never had a chance to speak with Sylvia! I wish Sylvia, Darcy, Sabrina and the rest of Dave's friends and family comfort that his spirit lives on.

Steve Donahue (Teammate)

Entered June 22, 2022 from Montreal

Dave was really "one of the boys" - he loved his hockey and post-game beers and shooting the sh*t. He was loved by his teammates, and he'll be missed very much. To the Wood family, please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.