David Austin Paul Thomas Deneau

Passed away on
March 28, 2023
Deneau, David Austin Paul Thomas Peacefully, on March 28, 2023 - age 69, with his loving family by his side. Dave was a wonderful father to his daughter Tracy Riordan (Steve) and his son Nathan. He was also a proud Grandpa to his grandsons Matt (Monique) & Riley. Dave is the son of Carl Deneau (deceased) and Evelyn Deneau (deceased). He was loved deeply and completely by his sisters Patti, Christine (Winston), and his brother Steve. Dave will be missed by many friends, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Dave's home will always be Windsor. He graduated from Assumption High School, the University of Windsor and then completed his Master's degree at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. However, he felt the pull of the Canadian Rockies and moved west to Calgary, Alberta. He enjoyed many years there raising his family, furthering his career in Provincial Government Labour Relations, enjoying the outdoors, and playing basketball and hockey. When life circumstances afforded the family the opportunity to migrate across the southern border, he continued to follow his heart to the warm sunshine, and landscapes of the American Southwest and settled in Phoenix, Arizona. Dave lived life to the fullest and cherished the little things like soaking in the desert sun, spending time listening to music (preferably the Eagles), playing guitar in a folk festival or just teasing anyone within arm's length. He was also a great storyteller and keeper of some Deneau family history. Dave retired from the City of Phoenix after a distinguished career as an Equal Opportunity Investigator and cherished the extra time that he was able to spend with his family. He enjoyed regular trips back to his hometown, the waters of the Pacific Ocean, and the annual get-togethers in Grand Bend. There was always time for friends and family and for that we are forever grateful. He will be sorely missed. But we're all taking the time to reflect on a life well lived. We may find him standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.... As Dave requested, cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life on May 12th, 2023 at 4PM at Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007.