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Dear Stephanie and family,
Please except my sincere condolences and sympathy at this difficult time.
May your wonderful memories sustain you and all. Your father was an inspiring one of a kind light. He left his mark on our world helping so many kids enjoy baseball etc.
It's just so hard to lose a loved one so suddenly but that's when our faith comes in.
Hugs and prayers,
Sue Scott - Sunday November 25, 2018 via Condolence Message
My brother and I have been exchanging our most valued memories of Uncle Dave. In addition to the ones that Al posted below, I wanted to write a few of others: 1. In general when Alex and I were really young and needed to be babysat, I remember Uncle Dave telling jokes and watching TV with us over their house. It was a always a good time when he was around, and that great humor and relaxed feeling he brought around never changed. 2. At (cousin) David’s bachelor party I spent most of the night talking with Uncle Dave over a few beers. We had this deep conversation for long time. He told me past stories about the family I didn’t know, times before I was born. I felt like I really got to know him then, and got to connect with both him and my family’s past as I was growing up to be more of an adult. 3. I also really felt close with him these past few years when he would show me his guitars. He’d talk about them one by one as I’d get to play them. He clearly cherished them, and seemed really happy to show them to me. I loved it. He even taught me really useful things about caring for my own guitars that I didn’t know. I just remember being so glad he and I had something in common to connect on. After that, all our conversations at family events had this certain ease, like we really knew each other. He'll be dearly missed, and I wish I could have gotten more of this awesome quality time with him.
Luc LaFreniere - Friday November 23, 2018 via Condolence Message
These are a few of my cherished memories of my uncle.
I never liked baseball more than playing in the little field above the Speaker house with the wiffle ball and bat. No one else could make me love baseball in any of its forms like Uncle Dave.
We were all surprised and amazed to find out uncle Dave had taught himself the guitar and playing for us at Christmas last year.
I have vague but fun memories of us boys and uncle Dave in the skeleton of the cabin and treehouse the first time around and how much fun it was to just run around and watch the grown ups work on what’s now the most amazing place I can think of. He was an incredible and loving man.
Alex LaFreniere - Friday November 23, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dave was a true champion on and off the field. We wrestled together at TL Handy High School. He always was encouraging to me and the rest of the guys. He was so good to hear his encouragement again for everyone later in life on Facebook.
Tim Smith - Thursday November 22, 2018 via Condolence Message
With great love and a heavy heart, may you always sore with the Angels .
Scott & Jennifer McKendry - Wednesday November 21, 2018 via Memorial Tree
Vicky, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
connie powell - Wednesday November 21, 2018 via Condolence Message
Jim and I send our deepest sympathy to the Speaker and Booth families. As was said in the obituary, Dave was a gentle giant. Hold each other tight through this difficult time. I hope the wonderful memories help to sustain you through this.
Ginny Dunn - Wednesday November 21, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dave was a wonderful person and friend to all. He always seemed to find the good (or funny) in any situation and in others. His kind heart will be missed here but Heaven has gained a joyful soul.
Linda Little - Wednesday November 21, 2018 via Condolence Message