The Honourable Justice David Francis Hurley passed away peacefully after a short illness with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He is pre-deceased by his parents John and Rose, his infant brother Kevin, his in-laws Leonard and Madeline Greene, and brother in-law Bill Connors. Leaving to mourn are his wife of 40 years, Maureen Greene, and his children, John and Anne (Elizabeth Cawley), who are deeply saddened by his passing. He will also be sadly missed by his siblings Gervase (Joan), Nick (Gwen), Eugene (Ellen Merrigan), Wayne, Rosemarie (Bern Coffey); his family in-law Bryan (Patricia), Joan (Bob Connors), Shelia Connors, Mabel (Jim Cavanagh), Eleanor Belbin; many nieces and nephews; and countless colleagues and friends. David was born in Avondale and grew up in North River before attending Memorial University. He taught briefly and then pursued a legal education – first obtaining a law degree in 1975 from the University of New Brunswick and then completing a master’s degree in law in 1977 at Dalhousie University. David and his future wife were admitted to the Newfoundland Bar on the same day in 1976 and he received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 2002. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2013. An avid follower of local and global affairs, David was well-known for his intellect, wit, dry sense of humour and quiet friendly nature. The family would like to thank the physicians who provided exceptional care to David over the years, especially Dr. Proton Rahman, Dr. Anne Williams, and Dr. Brendan Barrett. The family would also like to thank the physicians and nurses of both the Intensive Care Unit and 5 North A at the Health Sciences Centre, as well as Dr. Natalie Bridger, for providing excellent care and compassion to David during his recent illness. While David was surrounded by supportive and caring family and friends, the family would like to particularly acknowledge his sister in-law Dr. Mabel Greene and her husband, Jim Cavanagh, for their continuous support and innumerable acts of kindness, especially during his recent illness. In keeping with public health directives and following cremation, a private visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, July 20 at Mary Queen of Peace Church. Individuals who wish to send a message of condolence or share a memory may visit www.carnells.com and donations in David’s memory may be made to the Vera Perlin Society.