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David William Perkins

PERKINS, David William - David William Perkins, who looks outstanding in a tuxedo. (April 23, 1938 - July 20, 2018) "What dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil." He was Dad, grandfather, brother, friend, artist, sculptor, teacher, admirer of women, traveller, avid reader, bovine aficionado, dart champ, beer connoisseur and bacon lover. David's signature look included blue shirts paired with blue sweaters and blue jeans and perhaps a fashionable khaki jacket (even in the summer). David spent over 40 years at St. Lawrence College teaching sculpture and drawing. His students were incredibly lucky to be mentored by a graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts. He's going to be missed terribly by his daughters Liz and Rachel, son-in-law Jason and adoring grand-daughters Addison and Anabelle. He's leaving quite a legacy for his baby brother John, sister-in-law Dorothy and big sister Thelma. Ron, Rose and Ted's Sunday night dinner table won't be the same without him and Alain is sad to lose his first best friend. As per David's wishes, an all-out piss up will be held at the Pilot House at a later date. And everyone is expected to come with a memory or a story and a designated driver. David's family and friends would like to thank the Davies 4 ICU staff at KGH for their kindness and compassionate care.13290602
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Thanks mate!
Posted by Dennis Allen (Student) On Saturday, August 4, 2018
I met David in 1970, my first year at St. Lawrence College, sculpture soon became my major, David was someone you immediately liked, he loved his art and respected his students, his voice is clear in my mind” how you doin mate” It was a great time in my life and David was thankfully a part of it.
Artist and mentor
Posted by Stephanie O’Brien (Student of Dave’s from st. Lawrence college) On Monday, July 23, 2018
My sincerest condolences to the family on your loss . David Perkins was a remarkable man and educator. I remember his infectious smile which was always most noticeable around Tea time at the college. I loved his incredible whit and sense of humour . I am very saddened by David’s passing but I will always cherish those awesome times at art school
An honour to have been taught and mentored
Posted by Charlie Ebbs (former student) On Monday, July 23, 2018
My memories of David all involve his kindness and good humour, funny stories, accurate but gently-stated critiques, and his own incredible artistic ability - which he shared with all of us as both as lesson and inspiration. And, of course, it is as fresh as yesterday; having a beer and a chat about life down at the Pilot House or the KBC. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Brian Murphy (Co-Worker Friend) On Monday, July 23, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family I enjoyed chatting with David over the years when I was doing the Sunday Market in Kingston always a treat.

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