David Garlick

David Garlick

Monday, January 14th, 1935 - Thursday, February 27th, 2020
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Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Joan Kelly-Garlick. Loving father of Susan Wolak (John) and Katherine Di Marino (Harley). Proud grandfather of Daniel. David leaves behind his brother Mike Garlick and sisters Linda Naughton and Margaret Adams all of United Kingdom. He served the Halton Regional Police for 30 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. Dad was a man of great integrity and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. In keeping with David’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. with a service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. followed by a Reception. A private interment will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to The North Wales Society for the Blind or The Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 1:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
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  • Reception

    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant
    485 Brant Street
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    Following Funeral Service


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Richard Garwood-Jones

Posted at 04:19pm
I remember Staff Sergeant Garlick when he was the supervisor in charge of the Identification Bureau. I was a new Crown and always found him to be friendly, helpful and the consummate professional. When he retired around 1994, it was a big loss to the Halton Regional Police Service and to law enforcement.

To Sue, John and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hope that you find comfort in the memories of David's great life.

Richard Garwood-Jones

Allan McWhirter

Posted at 04:52pm
I will always remember Dave Garlick, not just as a friend or fine Police Officer who became an Identification Officer, but as the person given the task of creating a Regional Identification Bureau. Within a few short years, he assembled and supervised a Regional Identification Team second to none. I am proud to say I was a member of that team. Thanks Dave. I also appreciated Dave Garlicks dedicated service on the Board of Police Retirees Association of Halton. Rest in Peace my friend. You will be missed.

Clare Garlick

Posted at 01:09pm
When I think of my Uncle David, I think of a strong man I have been hearing stories about all my life. His prize winning dairy cows were part of the inspiration for me to follow in his footsteps to Hartpury Agricultural College. The story of him joining the police force told by my father will never leave my mind because of his interpretation of his interviewers surprise that Uncle David had guarded the queen. The last time I saw him was his last visit to the UK and I was lucky enough to spend some time with him. We chatted and he told me how proud he was of his daughters and his grandson and it was clear he loved his children and his family very much. I send my condolences to all his friends and his family and special thoughts go to my cousins Susan and Katherine and to Daniel and John.

A. John Barratt

Posted at 07:43pm
Dave and I became friends while attending Humber College classes as N.C.O.'s. We remained friends from that time on and saw each other at Tim's the Burlington Mall. He was a class act and in my opinion the best Identification Officer in this Province.
My condolences to the family, he will be missed.
John Barratt, Deputy Chief (ret)

Rosa Coburn

Posted at 09:50am
Our deepest condolences to the Garlick family. May he rest in peace.
John and Rosa Coburn

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