Reverend David Fuller

A photo of Reverend David Fuller


St. Paul's Cathedral, London
December 15, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Friends are welcome to join via Zoom

Reverend David Arthur Traies Fuller of Blenheim lost his battle with ongoing health concerns on November 21, 2020 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.  Following in the footsteps of his father, David was ordained as an Anglican Priest and was the Rector of Trinity Anglican Church in Blenheim and St. Paul’s Church in Erieau.

David was one of four sons born to Douglas and the late Phyllis Fuller.  He is survived by his brothers Terry and Keith and was predeceased by his brother John.  He leaves behind two adoring children, Sarah and Matthew Fuller, their mother Deborah and the many friends that he made along the way.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private service will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on December 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  Friends wishing to view the service via Zoom may join us that day at:
Meeting ID: 879 6694 8302
Passcode: 147647

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Diabetes Association—more or the Canadian Mental Health Association

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David's sudden death is a great loss to all of us who served with him. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, church. May David Rest In Peace and rise in Glory. Vicars

There are no words to explain how much we loved Dave. In our thoughts always. Dave was there always for my family a the drop of a hat. From Vienna to Blenheim. We had many laughs together and tears. I will never forget how he stepped in for my brother , my mom , and other relatives during their end of life time. Sara and Matthew, your dad was so proud of both of you and know that he was loved by many.

Dear Mathew, Sarah, Terry and Keith, Thinking of each of you today as you remember the life of your father and brother. As cousins, we mourn with each you. I am thankful to have spent some time with David not so long ago. We reminisced a bit of our childhoods and shared some laughs and some tears. He impacted the lives of so many people and has left a wonderful legacy. Love to all, Alistair Sutherland

Sarah & Matt: I'm so sorry about the Death of Your Dad. He was a good friend and so much help & kindness to me when Dennis died. He will be missed. Joan

So many memories of our time together in seminary at Huron- and specially of our daily drives to the Oxford Regional Centre one summer. We shared many laughs together with our classmates- and also some difficult times. Dave was always there for all of us. Rest in peace, my friend , and may your family be blessed with God's loving care during this time of grief. Rev. Canon Sharon McCormick.

Sad day hearing the loss of such a great man-always there for anyone. David was such a compassionate man with such a great sense of humor-he could talk to everyone any age-and they listened with true interest, he definitely made church fun!!- Truly a mentor for anyone in need. Rev. Dave touched many lives in this community and will be greatly missed by all. My condolence to his children Mathew and Sarah he spoke of you both often with such pride. Rest in Peace Father Dave- Patrick, Linda, Amanda ,Britni, Spencer McGuigan and families

I count David among my many wonderful friends and mentors. I am truly grateful for the wisdom he shared with me during my time at Grace Church, Rondeau and as a friend in the years since. His presence will be missed but his gifts will live on in the many whom he mentored over the years. Grace and peace to Sarah and Matthew and all who seek to find blessing in remembering David.

Dear Fuller Family, We are so sorry to hear about David's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his memory forever be a blessing. Love and peace to you all. Hugs, Rev'd Canon Gregory Smith & Marque Smith

My thoughts and condolences to you on the passing of David. We go way back to St. Paul's in Chatham days. David's dad Doug came back to St. Paul's to marry us. It was always a blessing to be able to meet up with David at different services. May your memories of David be carried close to your heart forever Dan and Dianne Stewart

So sorry for your loss. David was such a kind and compassionate man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of David. He was a cherished, dedicated and supportive friend to our family. He will be greatly missed.

Matthew, Sarah I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. It has been a long time since your Dad and I had talked. I am sorry he will not be there to enjoy your company or the wonderful relationships you have developed. I wish you all the best and my love. Uncle Dennis, (Michael & Aiden)

My sympathy to Sarah & Matthew in the loss of your Father & my thoughts are with you Deb & Donna. Jean Mills

Sarah, Mathew & families Sending our heartfelt condolences. We will miss your father very much. He was part of our community & pastor in Erieau for over 14 years. We loved his sense of humour and the way he always stood up for his beliefs. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers Marg & Jeff 🙏

He was a good man and despite his health and COVID-19 he looked after his people ( parishioners, family and friends). He would make his rounds of calling and checking on everyone he could . He was a kind man and will be missed.

An awesome Priest and compassionate man....Father Dave was always there when my wife was battling cancer and came when we lost her. He was never too busy to give of himself and cared a great deal for our community. God Rest and Bless you Dave.

So sorry to hear this tragic news. Reverend Fuller has been out with me on a Ride-Along as a Chatham-Kent chaplain and I really enjoyed my time with him. He was such a nice man and had a great compassion for this community. My prayers are with his family and friends.

Father Dave was such an important presence in our lives. He baptised both of my daughters in our little Erieau church. He came to our side when my father was dying. He was always there when we needed him. His joy and pride of our church kids was always present. Loved him & his sermons. Such a loss for our community. Shannon, Dawne, Bella & Taylor

We were so sad to hear of Father Dave’s passing. Words cannot express our sense of loss. Our heartfelt condolences to his father & children.

Father Dave is one of God's special persons who has been called home. Our sad loss is truly heaven's gain. The many years Mary Lou and I were privileged to spend in friendly association with David at Grace Church, Rondeau will always be a blessed memory to us. He was our priest and a true friend. We extend the deepest of sympathies to his family, especially to his children, Matthew and Sarah. The parish of Rondeau Bay will have a difficult time in replacing this true priest and leader.

Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family of Rev. Fuller at this time. Although not members of the Anglican Church, we have attended funerals and Services at Blenheim Community Village that he conducted.. Rev. Fuller was a very friendly person, and will be missed by all that knew him.

Our deepest condolences go out to Father Dave ‘s family. He was a lovely man who will be truly missed.

I just learned of Father Dave's passing, my heart felt condolences. I missed his weekly message last Sunday, and I will miss him, I will keep his daughter and son in my prayers. He was more than just my minister, he was a friend and much more, I am lost for words. Brian Pearce

Sorry for your loss. I'm sorry to say I didn't know him personally, but we will be praying for all those affected, especially his Rev. Fuller's congregations in Blenheim and Erieau.

He was definitely an amazing man, I will never forget him allowing me to light the candle for Dad (and behind the altar nonetheless) and our conversations...I am thankful he was there for my Mom night when my Dad passed, and feel blessed to have known him. The loss of such a figure in the church will be near impossible to replace. He was understanding, compassionate, open to listening and learning, non judgemental...the list goes on. I hope that someone is able to give his children the same comfort that he was able to give to us, my hearts truly go out to you as your Dad was an amazing man, and the only person who was able to give me some comfort when my own Dad passed. Thinking of all of the lives that he has touched, and missing him always.

So sorry to see our cousin leave. Doesn’t seem that long ago that we were playing and hanging around like long-lost cousins in our backyard on Retlaw Drive in Sarnia. Or the time we were driving around in Chatham on a Friday night with the Bay City rollers blaring in the car as they had just come out with “Saturday Night”! Most recently the time we spent attending Aunt Julie’s funeral in Iroquois, a year ago this past May. As grandma Mills said “a parent should never have to bury their child” so I hope uncle Doug is coping OK. Condolences from our family to yours! The Barretts

Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with yous.🙏 From: Joanne & Bob Gillespie and Family and Nina Rumble Snake.

Our hearts are broken and the world has lost a wonderful person. While we grieve the loss of Dave our prayers go out to his family. Matthew and Sarah, I hope you take comfort knowing that your father was a very special person to so many.