The Rev. David Angus Dewar

/The Rev. David Angus Dewar

The Rev. David Angus Dewar
1931 – 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Rev. David Dewar announces his death at Windsor Court in Fredericton on February 14, 2018 at the age of 86. Born in Campbellton, NB, on September 8, 1931, he was the husband of the late Effie Eileen (Stuart) Dewar.

David leaves behind his children, John Dewar (Wanda) of Hay River, NT and Peter Dewar of Calgary, AB; grandsons, David (Sarah), Dustin (Marina) and Ryan (Kaylee); granddaughter, Ashley; great grandchildren, Emmanuelle, Emiliana and Emmylou; brother, Tom Dewar (Pat); sister, Betty McAvera; sister-in-law, Fran Dewar. In addition to his wife, Effie, David was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Marguerite (Sullivan) Dewar; brothers, Ken and Roland Dewar; sisters, Vie Smith and Shirley Thompson.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Wendy MacWilliams officiating. For those who wish, donations in David’s memory can be made to NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association, St. Andrew’s Memorial Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Prior to ministry, David served in the Canadian Armed Forces for a number of years. After graduating from the Presbyterian College in 1980, he served from 1982 – 1998 as Minister of Knox Presbyterian Church (Harvey, NB) and Acton Presbyterian Church (Acton, NB). Upon retirement, David attended Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fredericton, NB, where he was minister-in-association and ruling elder.

2018-02-17T14:16:27+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Obituary|4 Comments


  1. Douglas Blaikie March 15, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

    One of the many blessings of ministry is having a friend and colleague in whom one can have confidence, and with whom they can share concerns and seek advice. David Dewar was a person of integrity. On many occasions I sought his wise counsel. There was always a warm welcome and a cup tea. He become “minister-in-association” with Saint Andrew’s congregation and was elected to the office of ruling elder where he continued to provide leadership and insight. He was greatly appreciated within the pastoral charges to which God called him. His service as interim moderator within St. Columba, Saint John, was also greatly appreciated. They continue to speak fondly of his time among them. He and his wife Effie are greatly missed.

  2. Mark McLennan February 28, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    David was a good friend from Presbyterian College days and also in Alberta when we started out.
    He and Effie were a wonderful, fun couple. Dave’s years in army intelligence made for some great stories, and oddly enough, served him well in ministry.
    Haven’t seen him for many years, but thought of him often.
    Blessings to his family.
    Mark McLennan, Knox Church, Woodstock ON

  3. Joe Reed February 23, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

    David was a student at Westminster Church on the West Island in the late 1970’s. He brought a real sensitivity to minister and established deep connections with the people of the congregation quickly (as in-ministry students are called to do!) He was a fine preacher and a warm and caring person. I know that many will miss him.

  4. RLAdams February 22, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Well done, good and faithful servant. I enjoyed our Tuesday morning meetings when I lived and ministered in the Fredericton area. Dave always had a story and laugh, and from time to time lovingly challenged what we thought we knew with a vision of what might be.

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