About Dave


David Hare was born in Meaford Ontario on December 22, 1975 to parents Ron and Lynne Hare.  David and his sister Julie were raised in Waterloo, Ontario surrounded by Grandparents, Family and friends.  

Dave was an active man and spent much of his youth swimming for the Region of Waterloo Swim Club and enjoying life outdoors through skiing, fishing, hunting and sailing.  David graduated from Bluevale Collegiate Institute and went on to complete his Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University. During University David worked as a tree planter in Northern Ontario and Alberta. It was on short a break during the summer of 1997 that Dave met his beautiful wife Jane in Jasper Alberta while visiting friends.  Dave and Jane’s romance continued from that brief weekend meeting and was never swayed by distance, world travel or ambitious dreams. 

Upon graduating from University Dave and Jane moved to Hamilton, Ontario where Jane was attending MacMaster University completing a graduate degree.  While in Hamilton Dave worked in Toronto for a Technology firm and pursued his interest in becoming a commercial pilot.  In 2003 when Dave completed his commercial pilot’s license and Jane had graduated the two decided to move north to Yellowknife so Dave could follow his dream of flying professionally.

Professionally, David achieved great success as a pilot in Yellowknife, NWT. He had the opportunity to serve as a Captain and a First Officer on many different aircraft with commercial operators Air Tindi and First Air. He was respected and admired by his colleagues for his professionalism, skill and attention to detail. 

Dave and Jane married in 2004 and welcomed their first daughter, Lily, into the world in the spring of 2006.  Lily was followed by Adelyn in 2008 and Genevieve in 2011.  David adored being a father to his three angels, husband to Jane and great friend and family member to many.  When he was not flying he was always spending every ounce of time he had with family and friends and exceled in the roles he cherished the most.    

David was an incredibly dynamic individual who will be remembered for his magnetic personality, warmth and openness. David could make genuine connections with anyone he met after a five minute conversation and kept those friendships strong until his final day.

On August 20, 2011 David’s life was cut short when the 737 plane he was co-piloting crashed in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.  David’s life with us is remembered and celebrated by all who knew and loved him.