We are forever grateful for the life of Dr. David Lacey who passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 60, after facing cancer with courage and dignity.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Janine Evans, children Devin (Rebecca Noah), Maria (Patrick Parfrey), Kieran (Anna Collis) and Amelia. Also left with precious memories are his parents Henry and Elsie Lacey, siblings Linda (Pat, deceased), Elizabeth (David, deceased), Stephen (Yvonne), Debbie, Christine (Terry), Glenn (Glenda) and Douglas (Angela), mother-in-law Stella Evans (Murray, deceased), brother-in-law David Evans (Paula) and many cherished nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.
David grew up in downtown St. John’s and loved to tell stories about his childhood on Duckworth Street. From a very young age, he set his heart on becoming a physician and through unparalleled work ethic, made that dream a reality. Graduating from MUN Medicine in 1988, David went on to pursue an esteemed and respected career as an Anesthesiologist, spending most of his professional tenure at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. He was deeply passionate about his job, patients and highly valued work family. He was well known for his infectious spirit and ability to light up a room.
David loved walking in the woods, spending time at his cabin, traveling the world, as well as enjoying a drink and a dance to his infamous playlist. Above all, family was David’s greatest love. He gave all he had for them and did so in the most humble and selfless of ways. “Enjoy life” and “do what makes you happy” was his favorite advice to instill upon his children.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home at 329 Freshwater Rd. on Sunday June 27th from 12 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. The funeral service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Team Broken Earth for the Dr. David Lacey Memorial Scholarship, which will provide annual funding for a MUN Medical student to join a support mission. The student will have demonstrated excellence in patient-centred and compassionate care. Donations may be made at www.brokenearth.ca.