Mr. David McIntaggart “Duck Boat Dave” May you Rest in Peace

Today, it’s my sad duty to inform our community of the passing of Mr. David McIntaggart, “Duck Boat Dave”. A character you only had to meet once, then never struggle to put his name to the face. A second meeting would confirm his unwavering passion for his species of choice. A third, could include the ‘frightening prospect’ of a day on the river in the duck boat. Dave always had a story, a picture, and he never shied away from an opportunity speak or give pointers to new members.

Besides his legacy with Muskies, he provided support to many local charities. These included; the Ride for sight, local kids fishing camps and the Gananoque food bank. To this end, he donated 2 lures to be raffled off in support of the food bank.

Determined to see his extended family, with a little help from his friends, Dave held court at our last meeting. It was important for him to put us at ease. Dave let us know what a great life he had, with no regrets. He shared with us insights into his private life. Something personal, a card he had always held close to his chest. This was his deep Christian values and how it empowered him onto his next journey.

He did what he could for his community and never stopped giving.

Tuesday 12 March 2019


  • Tomkins Funeral Home 63 Garden Street, Gananoque, time 1200 – 1400, followed by a short service

Celebration of Life

  • Followed by viewing/service; will be at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 92, 55 King street East, Gananoque