Passings: Dave Ogden, Facilities Services

A field of flowers at sunset

David Ogden, a shift engineer in Energy Management, Facilities Services, has died. Mr. Ogden had been bravely battling cancer for several years and succumbed to the illness on Jan. 16.

Mr. Ogden started at York University in 2000 and worked primarily in Central Utilities Building, starting on the Maintenance Relief squad and after six years he transitioned to Operations as a shift engineer. He is described by his colleagues as a diligent worker and someone always eager to train new staff and pass on his work knowledge and experience to junior team members. 

Known for his addictive smile, expansive sense of humour, Mr. Ogden was larger than life. Many enjoyed his loud, boisterous, good-natured laugh. He would often declare that his work at York University was the best job he ever had. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring.

Mr. Ogden proudly shared stories about his family; his wife Brenda, his two daughters, and his grandchildren as they were his world and he was 100 per cent committed to their happiness and well-being.

To learn more about Mr. Ogden, see his memorial tribute at: