Obituary of David L. "Dave" Hepburn
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Of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in his 77th year. Beloved husband for 50 years to the late Beverly “Bev” (née Small) Hepburn (2019). Loved father of Terry Hepburn (Sue) of St, Thomas, Larry Hepburn (Sylvie) of Ayr, and Mike Hepburn of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Sadie and Sophie Hepburn. Dear brother-in-law of Fred Small (Bonnie) of Wallacetown, and Eleanor Carmichael (Alan) of Fingal. Dave is also fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, and their families. A brother, Ronald Hepburn predeceased him. Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 23, 1945, he was the son of the late Wallace and Helen (née Coll) Hepburn. Dave was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant. For many years, he owned and trained standardbred horses and enjoyed golfing. In his earlier years, Dave coached with the St. Thomas Minor Hockey Association and with Shedden Minor Fastball. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be made in Union Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be held at a future time. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519) 631-1160.