In Memory of



Obituary for David Kwavnick

David Kwavnick passed away peacefully in his sleep on the early morning of Friday August 5, 2022. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, Esther Kwavnick (Shames) of 54 years and his adoring girls; Beth, Jennifer and Andrea (Hamza). He will be forever missed by his cherished grandchildren; Adam, Mira, Emily, Charlotte, Anna and Sophie. He was pre-deceased by his mother Lily Kwavnick (Isenberg) and his father Ben Kwavnick. He is survived by his brother Myer (Sandi). David grew up in Montreal and moved to Ottawa where he lived and worked for over fifty years. He loved to read and talk about politics, listen to classical music and spend time with his grandchildren.

Funeral will be held at the Jewish Community Memorial Chapel at 1771 Cuba Avenue in Ottawa at 3:00 on Sunday, August 7 followed by burial at Jewish Memorial Gardens at 2692 Bank Street. 

Click here to view the livestream of the Service in the Chapel.

Shiva will be held from Monday, August 8 through Thursday August 12 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:30-9:00 at the family home.

Thank you to the oncology team and staff at the Ottawa General hospital for their wonderful care and support.

Donations may be made to the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund, the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.