We Remember

TUTT, David Anthony

October 9, 1935 — March 31, 2020

Born in Kelowna on October 9th, 1935. Died peacefully at home in Lake Country, BC on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.

As we can now gather together, a Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, May 5th, 2022, at 2:00 pm, at St. Edward’s Parish, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC.  All are welcome to attend. 

Dave will forever live in the hearts of his family: his loving wife Ethna; his children Norman (Nichole), Tammy (Mark), Jennifer (Marc), Lonnie (Shawneen), Barbara and Paul; his grandchildren Patric, Kyle, Kyla (Brady), Will, Aaron, Samantha, Jessica, Ana, Hailey, Brooke, Logan, Alex, Ethan, Naomi, Eoin and Chloe; his siblings Hilary (Wally) Appel, Gerry (Helen), Mike (Cherald), Brian (Mary) and Stacy MacInnis; and many nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews in Ireland, Australia and the United States. Predeceased by his son-in-law James, his parents Duncan and Nellie Tutt, and siblings Henry and Frances.

A Prayer Vigil officiated by Fr. Gerald Sekanga and a private family Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura and Fr. Cerlouie Jimenez will be held at St. Edwards Parish. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Due to restrictions in place at this time the Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed through Springfield Funeral Home.

Our grateful thanks to Dr. Dan Obedkoff, Patti, Dr. David Kim and associates, Dyck’s Pharmacy, Home Care Professionals and Palliative Care Team for their outstanding kindness and medical care of Dave. To our Clergy and Home Spiritual Team, thank you all for your prayers and support of Dave and our family.

Should you so wish, donations may be made in Dave’s memory to St. Edwards Parish, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC, V4V 1H3 or by Etransfer.stedwardswinfield@nelsondiocese.org, or Seton House of Prayer,  5819 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4L6.

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Thursday, May 5th, 2022, at 2:00 pm

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The service for TUTT, David Anthony is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th, 2022, at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Edward’s Parish

11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC.


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  • Louise Mullan says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the recent death of Dave. He will be sorely missed by many.
    Gid bless and protect you as you walk this lonely road ahead.

  • Mary Anne Day says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family on the loss of David. He was a Kelowna school classmate of mine and a great fellow
    Mary Anne Day.

  • Kathleen says:

    Dave was a very special friend to my husband and myself when we lived in Kelowna. I will treasure his memory. Kathleen Russell

  • Mike and Mary Hardwicke says:

    We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ethna, and your family at this trying time.. Hope we can be in touch sometime soon. With lots of love, Mike and Mary

  • The Hoffmann Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to you, Ethna, and your family. We have been thinking about you these last months and truly believe you were able to make Dave’s final days comforting and loving. You are in our thoughts. Love, Shelley, Lionel, Rochelle and Jean-Marc

  • Ann Matthews says:

    Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. may he rest in peace with the Risen Lord.

  • Terri,Dave & Jo says:

    We are honoured and blessed to have known Dave. He was a kind, warm-hearted, inviting soul that we will miss very much. May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of your loss. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

  • Jenny & Nathan Kunkel says:

    To the Tutt family,
    We are lucky to know your family, spend time playing on the “Tutt” farm and enjoy meals and conversation with you all. We are grateful to have these memories and will always remember Dave Tutt as a kind, generous soul. May he rest peacefully, untill you meet again.
    With love,
    The Kunkel family

  • Glenn and Carol Lamb says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Wish we could give you a hug Ethna

  • Bernice Sebastian and families. says:

    Dearest Ethna and to each of your family, I want you to know it was always a pleasure for Peter and I to interact with each of you. Dave was a kind generous and wonderful man to be around. Such a huge gap this leaves in your family, but each of you will always treasure the good memories of your days with him. From distainsing I am sending hugs to each one of you. So easy for me to love each one of you through the years and still brings warm thoughts for me of the days we had Tutt days at our pool. Keep helpful to one another as these are very difficult times in the world ontop of loosing your wonderful husband and Father and Grandpa. Rest in peace Dave we will all miss you. with prayers Bernice Sebastian & families.

  • Lynn Seritt says:

    Dear Ethna – It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of your beloved husband, wanted you to know that prayers go out to you and your family as you grapple with the loss of your loved one. Lynn Seritt

  • Sharon and Don Clark says:

    Our deepest condolences to Ethna and all the Tutt family. May you go forward with the wonderful memories you share together of a loving husband, father and grandfather Dave was. A true gentleman and a great story teller.

  • Kate Tutt says:

    Big hug to you aunty Ethna . I have such fond memories of uncle Dave, driving on the range and trying to find our way on all the twists and turns of the logging roads in search of the infamous cows that were ” just up the road a short ways” , we laughed and wondered if we’d get lost . He never got too excited and always found humor in the crazy cow chasing situations. Love ya uncle, you’re missed already.

  • Arno & Mary says:

    Ethna & family , our deepest condolences to all of you. Rest in Peace Dave

  • Tom and Val Vicars says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending our prayers and condolences to each and everyone. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Keith and Sadie McMurchy(Clausing) says:

    We offer our sincere condolences to Ethna and family with the loss of Dave a true gentleman.The void left by Dave’s death can never be filled.He was the only true cowboy I have ever met.RIP Dave.

  • Don and Wanda Wirth says:

    Our condolences to you Ethna and all your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rita Meade says:

    I am so sad but also so Grateful to have been a friend with Dave and with you dear Ethna…I am thinking and keeping all of you in my prayers. Love Dave and Love you Ethna. Sending so much love, Rita

  • Sr. Phyllis says:

    Warmest sympathy, Ethna, for you and your family. I remember Dave, the strong silent type, waiting to go fishing, when you welcomed Elaine and Nancy and I to your home. May the peace he now knows, be yours also.

  • Lorraine Landry says:

    Dear Ethna and family. We are sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lorraine and Martin Landry

  • Brian Winter says:

    I remember back in the late 60`s, I was just a kid and would go to the Kelowna Gymkana and Dave, Mike and Norm Deis would be int the relay games. They never lost, If it was close Rosie would always get them the win. He is riding her again.
    Brian Winter, Weyburn Sask.

  • Teresa Kennedy says:

    I love you Dave so much and miss you terribly. You and my father are the two greatest men I have ever known, you were a gentleman through and through, the very best a person could be. Ethna I’m so grateful that I have had both of you in my life for the past 25+ years, your love for each other shone through, as did your love for others. I have experienced that first hand. I’ll never forget Dave, he will always be in my thoughts.
    Ethna my sincere condolences to you and all the family, I love you very much and I’m very sad that Dave has left us. I am here for you and I love you.

  • Paddy and Sandy Kavanagh says:

    Dear Ethna and family. We offer sincere condolences in the loss of Dave. A beautiful gentle man who was a true loyal friend to us and a Godfather to our children. Thank you Dave and thank you Ethna for always being there. RIP Dave

  • Mike Noga says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Dave and am thinking of you during this very sad time. Please accept my condolences and prayers to help comfort you and grant you peace during these difficult days of grief. I always appreciated Dave’s cheerful and positive attitude and always enjoyed talking with Dave and discussing the local history and listening to his great stories.

  • Dick Fairbanks says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Ethna and to the rest of the family. I just wish that I was better so I would be able say what I really want to. My deepest love to you and the family. Dick

  • Lia Munro says:

    My heart is with you Ethna. I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I remember the time he took me out to bale hay. One of my favourite experiences. He was so kind and generous. Such a wonderful man. Thank you to both of you for the presence you had in my life as a child and teenager, Much love to you and your family.

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul ICC says:

    Dear Ethna and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, may the God of Love Bless You and Keep you today and always

  • Marion Bomford says:

    Ethna… Our condolences on the passing of your beloved Dave. may you all find some level of peace in thinking and talking about your best memories of your time with Dave. Hugs to you all… Marion and Tom

  • Tom & Ann says:

    Our deepest sympathy Ethna and Family. Dave will be missed by so many people. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Ann and Leslie Mc Adams says:

    Ethna and Family. We send all of you our warmest and most heartfelt sympathy as we all mourn the loss of Dave. Our families have been closely connected for many years. Dave and all of you are like family for us. We keep you all in our hearts and prayers throughout this difficult time. Dave was one of life’s real treasures, a wise , kind , generous, spiritual man.
    This world is a less bright place in his absence. Thank you for allowing us to participate from Victoria in the inspiring Funeral Mass this morning . We are privileged to count all of you as our close and valued friends .May Dave rest in peace , and may all of you be strong and valiant as you grieve his absence in your lives . Blessings and heartfelt sympathy.
    Mc Adams Family

  • Carol Polasek says:

    Christ’s choices Blessings to all your family.

  • Sister Pat Brix says:

    Dear Ethna and family,
    My prayers of sympathy and condolences on Dave’s passing. I have fond memories of visiting your home and the warmest of welcomes (Cead mile failte) greeted me each time. I still can’t help laughing when I recall the time I rode with Dave to feed the cattle. He had the patience of a saint. Blessings to you all at this time.
    Sister Pat

  • Rick & Pat Appel says:

    Dear Auntie Ethna and Family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Uncle Dave will be missed, Rick has fond memories of Uncle Dave and his horse, Rosie. May the fond memories you all share bring you comfort. Rick & Pat

  • Pearse & Audrey Walsh says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you Ethna and family on Dave’s passing. He was a true gentleman in the very best sense of the word – cheerful, positive and so friendly and although quiet and somewhat reserved he could be very funny in the moment.. I treasure the recent visit I had with him when I visited him in hospital. Thank you Ethna for the opportunity to participate on-line at the funeral service – we so wish times were more normal so all of us in the Irish community here could be there in person to share your grief and give you a great big hug.. We are all there for you now and in future days. Stay safe and stay strong!.

    Pearse & Audrey

  • Sharon Pedersen says:

    Dear Ethna and family. Sincere condolences to you and all the Tutts. I enjoyed Dave’s gentle spirit, kindness, and, it has to be said his sense of humour and his infectious smile. Uncle Dave in his cowboy hat will always be fondly remembered. Sharon Pedersen new Tutt 7Victoria BC

  • Sheila Illman nee Barham; maternal grandmother = Annie Sarah Tutt, maternal grandfather=Charles Tutt (uk) says:

    I send my condolences on your loss- although we don’t know each other: I too have recently lost my husband so I can really feel for you now. Are we related? Charles Tutt, my grandfather, was the Tailor in Battle, East Sussex UK His daughter was Kathleen Annie, my mother, born 14/.11/1893. died 10/01/1970. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you choose not to reply I will understand. Sheila Kathleen Illman.

  • Jason says:

    Tammy I’m deeply sorry for your loss, when I first met your beautiful soul I was faced with a loss as you are now. I wish you the best. I lost your phone number. Jason, I’d really love to get together for a coffee just be old friends. My number is 2508638469. Txt me we can get a coffee I wanna give you a big hug, I feel your loss Tammy.

  • Mary Hamann says:

    Ethan snd family
    You were wonderful friends and neighbours. my thoughts are with you all . Love and hugs to be your family.

  • Caroline Darts says:

    I read of your Husband’s passing in Castanet today. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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