Passing of David Pollack

Sadly, NHCC lost one of our members this week .  David Pollack passed away unexpectedly at Campbellford Memorial Hospital March 13th .

David had been a member of the NHCC since 2012 and served as our treasurer for three years, offering astute financial advice and guidance .  A partner in Orchard Hill Homes, David also gave much back to the community. Along with his role on the NHCC executive, he was one of the first co-chairs in Bike Up Northumberland, a founder, board member, and supporter of Bridge Hospice in Warkworth, helped found the AH Centre in Warkworth, and at the time of his passing was Vice Chair of the Campbellford Hospital Foundation where he had been a board member since 2013. From 2010 to 2013 he was a  member of the CMF Foundation Board of Directors. David was also treasurer of the Campbellford and Warkworth Food Banks, member of Warkworth Service Club, Trent Hills Physician Recruitment and Retention Committe, Westben Theatre, and Trent Hills Refugee Committee.

Despite heavy demands on his time, David enjoyed being active whether it be working out, cycling, or swimming, loved to cook and recipe swap, as well as socialize over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.  He was always willing to help others out, find the humorous and quirky side to things, and will be greatly missed by his wife Liz, his cycling friends and the incredibly large circle of people he knew.

David requested no funeral and Liz is honouring his request.

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14 Responses to Passing of David Pollack

  1. Debbie Parks says:

    This is so sad. Such a supporter of the community. RIP David. I will miss your wit and sarcasm.

  2. Liz Pollack says:

    Thank you for writing such a great tribute to David.

    • Freda says:

      So sorry for your loss, Liz. David will be missed, especially by all the charities where he generously donated his time.

    • Maria Siemiaszko says:

      Thank you Liz. I had to add to his list of service involvement as I remembered or became aware of more of them. His loss is felt deeply.

  3. Randy Albon says:

    Anita and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. David was a big part of the NHCC’s evolution. A sweet and generous guy who gave so very much to his friends and community, David will be very much missed. RIP David.

  4. Anita Macklin says:

    We are shocked and saddened about David’s passing. He really helped shape the NHCC, guiding us through unfamiliar financial waters along the way, always leaving us feeling “safe”. He had a way of sprinkling humour and fun sarcasm into things. I personally learned from David’s organizational experiences and always valued his advice. Our loss is the Great Unknown’s gain. Heartfelt condolences to Liz. Thank you for loaning David to us for all those years.

  5. Rich Ross says:

    Sorry to hear about David’s passing, although I didn’t know him well, I can certainly say that on the odd occasion we rode together it was enjoyable. RIP…….

  6. Catherine Vosper says:

    David was an inspiration to all with his commitment to giving to the community. He gave of himself and his time in a way that is seldom matched. He will be missed deeply by so many.

  7. Jen says:

    Very sad news. I was fortunate to have enjoyed a few bike rides with David when the club first started. A wicked sense of humour and wit. Condolences to Liz and family.

  8. Marianne says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this. He is such a part of our memories of the early days. Condolances to Liz.

  9. Mike Collins says:

    David lived just around the corner from us and I always respected his eccentric yet intelligent choice of vehicle, his Subaru Baja. We rode with David several times but I respected him most for his extraordinary generosity supporting local causes and communities. Underneath that dry wit was a good bloke, sad to lose him.

  10. Paul mills says:

    RIP David you have left behind an incredible legacy.

  11. Michel de Salaberry says:

    Deepest condolences to Liz, Ann and the Warkworth community. David was a person of rare integrity and generosity. Solidarity with all those who miss him.

  12. Franco Buratti says:

    Condolences to all who loved Dave. I rode with him many times in the early days of the club and he was always a great person to converse with. He was tough..I remember he rode like a champ one day in freezing conditions with his legs exposed. You will be missed.

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