Dr. David Garth Muttart
Dr. David Garth Muttart (June 10, 1939 - April 30, 2021) died peacefully at home on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, with family by his side. He left behind his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou (Dewar); his son, Greg and daughter-in-law Shelley; his daughter, Jennifer (Melanson) and son-in-law, Tim and his four treasured grandchildren, Jake, Tess, Sophie and Olivia. He also leaves behind his brother, Peter and family. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Miriam Muttart, of Kentville, NS and his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Beulah Dewar of Hantsport, NS. Dave dedicated his professional life to education. He earned his BA and BED at Acadia University, his MED and his PhD at the University of Alberta in Calgary and Edmonton. He taught high school, and worked as a professor in the Education Department at Acadia where he later served as Dean for eight years. Dad’s family was his priority. His favourite place was Harris Lake and he enjoyed trips to Daytona Beach and the Rockies. Golf was one of Dave’s passions – as the NS Junior and Senior golf champion a few times over, he loved the competitive play with his many friends, colleagues and family. Our Dad died a loved and respected man. His influence on the careers, decisions and lives of so many will be one of his greatest legacies. When you enjoy the view of the mist over a lake, the smell of the fairway in the morning, the taste of a cold rum and coke or a fresh lobster, remember the wisdom and fun Dave Muttart brought to your life, and how he made it better to be here. We extend thanks to the many professionals who assisted with Dad’s health over the years, especially Dr. Howard Wightman whose friendship and care of Dad brought us all great comfort. When COVID restrictions are lifted, a service for friends and family will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.