David Murray Charles Garvin
1963 – 2013
Thanks to those of you who were praying for our nephew David and his family. Sadly, despite the liver transplant, he could not survive the damage done by the hemochromatosis, and died peacefully in Toronto General Hospital’s ICU on Thursday afternoon, August 8th.
Hemochromatosis is an iron storage disease, a genetic condition which, in David’s case, was not diagnosed until significant damage to his liver had already occurred. His sister-in-law, Carole Garvin, gave him 70% of her liver during transplant surgery last Friday, but in the end the iron stored in his heart interfered with his ability to recover. Carole is recuperating well and was discharged from hospital on the 7th.
David’s family will gather this weekend to make plans for a Celebration of his life.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish,
and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,
and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
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