I wish to send my condolences to my old friend Dave’s brother and his family. I am sorry he left us far too soon. Actually, when I worked with him at Reynolds & Reynolds, I believed him when he said he was only ten years older than me. Ok, so he told a little white lie. Not a big deal. He was a super-star at R+R. Everyone respected him and called upon him for solutions. Besides his great breadth of knowledge in the auto industry, he had a wonderfully sharp, humorous wit. Even today when I see someone with change, I always remember Dave saying, “Hey buddy, have you got change for a nickel?”
I am fortunate to say I worked with Dave for almost seven wonderful years. He was a great leader, more than generous with his time, work knowledge and work experiences.
I will always remember Dave Ayden for his famous one-liners. He was quick and always ready with something witty to say.
I was deeply saddened to learn of David's passing. He was a fine man. He was nice to us upon the death of my brother in law John Kemp (Elizabeth) and was most helpful to my friend, the late Bruce MacDonald.
Also, I have fond memories of Dennis as far back as Grade 8 in his Margaret Jex phase. He is a fine fellow.
For many years Mae Ayden was part of a group which included my mother Margaret, Gertrude Tyson, Doris Davie, Agatha Showfelt and Georgina Chafe. She was assertive and of strong character.
All the best to the surviving members of your family.
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