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MCKENNA, David James

— November 10, 2018

David James McKenna passed away suddenly on November 10, 2018 at the age of 24. He is survived by his loving family: parents John and Gwen McKenna of Kelowna, BC; brothers Kyle McKenna (Tamara Morie) of Coquitlam and Christopher McKenna of Kelowna, BC; and numerous extended family members. David is predeceased by his grandparents John and Bernice McKenna, Alice Chambers (Shram) and Lawrence Chambers.

David, an avid Edmonton Oilers fan, was an extremely athletic, loyal and caring brother/son. He loved animals, especially his new puppy Gavin who lived with him in Calgary. David had a keen sense of adventure and enjoyed traveling. He was clever with a great sense of humour, but could be shy and quiet, sometimes deep in thought. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, 9450 Groat Road NW, Edmonton, AB. Should family and friends so desire, donations in David’s name may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society, www.edmontonhumanesociety.com.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 am

Royal Mayfair Golf Club

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Should family and friends so desire, donations in David’s name may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society Link: www.edmontonhumanesociety.com


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Service Details

The service for MCKENNA, David James is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Royal Mayfair Golf Club

9450 Groat Road NW Edmonton, AB


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  • Rosalee Ewasiuk says:

    I didn’t know David well, I have this photo from when I visited yera ago….I remember all your boys were lovely and truly enjoyed my time reacquainting.

  • Timme Firlotte says:

    “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you have passed, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”
    We love you David
    Uncle Brian and Aunt Timme

  • Beryle Chambers says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about David’s passing. Praying for consolation for family and friends.

  • Tim and Sharon Latimer says:

    Our sincere condolences to Gwen, Jay and family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻.Tim and Sharon🙏🏻

  • Bob C says:

    Am very sorry your loss my nephew and nephew in law and cousin miss him dearly

  • Peggy Heather says:

    Words alone cannot express my great sadness for you Gwen & Jay, boys and extended family.
    Please know my thoughts are of you and my heart is with you.
    Peggy Heather

  • Matthew’s Mom says:

    Although I do not know your family I feel compelled to offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful son David. Unfortunately I know first hand the devastation one feels of losing a son so young. My wish for you is that you be surrounded by loving and understanding family and friends that support you through this journey that no parent or family should have to go through. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Dave Chambers says:

    No words will ever do justice to the impact David had on our lives. He was a special person that made people around him want to be better, I hope that you will find some comfort in knowing that he was loved and will never be forgotten.
    Brenda, Christian and I are sending our love and prayers to all of you,

  • Leah Niniowsky says:

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family Gwen. I remember the stories you used to share with me about your boys.

  • Josie Leone says:

    My deepest condolences to the McKenna Family. Life never prepares us for these moments but when they come to pass they teach us to be strong, more loving, more resilient, more patient and more loving towards each other. It is at these difficult times that God teaches us to lean on Him and guide us through the pain of grieving. God bless your beautiful family during this moment in time.

  • Michele Matheson says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathy to you Gwen, Jay, Christopher and Kyle for the loss of your beautiful son, brother and bright soul. I am so deeply sorry.

  • deb ernst says:

    Out of suffering, have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars Kahlil Gibran . I still have no answers to share with you about this pain. I just hold onto the hope that God has a better plan than I could know and it is my purpose to keep strong. My deepest feelings are for you Gwen Jay and boys I wish I could relieve your pain. Deb

  • Deborah Birch says:

    I’m so sorry Gwen and J and boys. I felt the sense of loss deeply. I love you and the family so much. I have always been limited in my ability to travel, so I feel so sad I didn’t really get to know him. As others there is a profound sadness and i spend a great deal of time in prayer. Please be blessed. I love you.

  • Nadine Hughes says:

    Irish Blessing for dearest David;
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    And rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    With love from Nadine & Brian Hughes

  • Rick Davie says:

    My deepest condolences to the McKenna family.

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