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David John Wood
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 26, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Date of passing: Sep 17, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true. May you always do for others, and let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars, and climb on every rung. May you stay forever young. -Bob Dylan

On September 17, 2013, surrounded by family at Fairfax Hospital Virginia, David passed away at age 71. He leaves to mourn his wife Claudia and her children Derek and Nicole.  He is remembered by his children Derek (Stacey), Graham (Dessalen) and their mother Sandra.  He is also remembered by his daughter Jessica (Jeff), as well as Kate, Lara, and their mother Marilyn.  

He is survived by his sister Merryl-Lee (Gerry), brothers Brian (Ethel) and Paul (Grazia), his many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bea and Fred Wood, his wife Celeste, cousin Ross and niece Aimee.

David grew up in Wildwood Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He was a Canadian Champion speedskater coached by his father.  He also played for the Fort Garry Lions Football Club.  He excelled at school, graduating from Viscount Alexander Collegiate and the University of Manitoba Medical College.  He specialized in child psychiatry, practicing in both Montreal, Quebec and Virginia.  His practice in Springfield, Virginia grew to be the largest on the East Coast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children or The American Cancer Society.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cindy Holloway on 27th July 2015

"I just found out you passed away, I have not had an appt in a few years.  I need to come  back.  You have  your wings  now.  You saved my life many years ago , you will be missed forever ."

This tribute was added by Claudia Wood on 17th September 2014

"God chose me to show you the way to Him. God chose you to show me that true love exists.
Last time I wrote I asked for your prayers, and you did, and they were heard, for one day I got the answer I had been longing for and had been in my heart all this time. I only had to close my eyes and listen to the silence.
You are the answer love, the memories of you and me, of us together, which I will treasure for a lifetime. Those loving memories will help me through, nourish, protect and appease my heart. Those memories will bridge the physical absence for the few or the many years until we look again into each other's eyes.
I will love you beyond my last breath sweetheart. I can hear you saying "Honey, take your time, cause I don't mind waiting on a woman." It is up to God when your wait will end, but if it is true that the concept of time does not belong to heaven, I will be there when you wake up. Good night love."

This tribute was added by Jessica Shepherd on 16th September 2014

"Hey daddy.  I am writing this today, because I don't think I will be able to tomorrow.  I cannot believe it has been a year.  I miss you everyday."

This tribute was added by Claudia Wood on 7th July 2014

"...to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worst, for richest, for poorer, in health and in sickness, until death do us part".
Death did not part us.

You are still in my heart, and the children's hearts. We will always love you.  Pray for me love, that I can continue without you, until God reunites us."

This tribute was added by Tawanda Turner Brown on 7th July 2014

"A star has been diminished but will never fade from our memories. Thank you for the light that you brought to so many in your lifetime David Wood."

This tribute was added by Jessica Shepherd on 23rd December 2013

"Missing you."

This tribute was added by Paul Wood on 19th September 2013

"Forever young big brother."


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