Three years ago, David Wood joined our team at E-Tech and immediately made a positive impact. David was a bright, skilled, and happy person who always connected with those he worked with. Despite all the positivity, joy and laughter that David brought to life everyday with his friends, family, and at his job, unfortunately, for the past three years he had been battling cancer seemingly non-stop.

A couple months ago, David was informed that he needed to undergo a surgical procedure in order to save his life. CAR T Cell Therapy is a procedure that is approved in Canada, however none of the provincial governments cover the costs.

As such, David had to raise $500,000 in order to pay for this life-saving procedure. David set up donation funds on GoFundMe, Fundly, and GiveSendGo. However, $500 000 was too much to raise in such a short time.

It pains us to say that David has passed away on the morning of April 12th, 2022. David will be greatly missed by his clients and his E-Tech Family.

David will always be remembered for his sense of humor & and BIG heart. Thank-you for everything David & may you Rest in Peace…❤️🕊️

David’s Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 2 PM with service to follow.
Address: 124 King Street East Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 1B6
For more information please visit: Armstrong Funeral Home.

To support David’s family during this difficult time we share his GoFundMe.

A letter by David Wood:

“Hello, my name is David Wood, and I have Mantle Cell Lymphoma. I am trying to raise funds to undergo CAR T Cell Therapy. Health Canada has approved the procedure in Canada, but none of the provincial governments cover the cost. The funds I raise will go towards the CAR T Cell Therapy cost. Additional unused funds will be donated to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Canadian Cancer Society. Some people seem to think I’m a strong guy… But I am Broken…..I have to watch my wife cry herself to sleep a lot lately. I watch my wife cry while I drive her to work. It is breaking me and making me fractured. I try to stay positive and help my wife to cope with my medical situation. I want to protect my wife and ensure she gets everything she needs or wants in life. Yet, hearing her words, “I don’t know what I’m going to do without you,” is killing me…I love my wife more than anything in the whole world. So I will ask that you please take a moment and tell the people you love that you DO love them…

About me:

I work for an IT company (E-Tech) that supports several Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, and Nursing Homes across the province of Ontario. I care deeply about taking care of the staff needs for every facility. There are multiple issues every day that need to be fixed, and I want things running as smoothly as possible because they don’t need any added stress to how they are dealing with something every day; Especially with COVID-19 and the stresses involved with the Pandemic. I know most of the staff at each facility by their first name and that they appreciate the level of care that I provide to them. I am passionate about my work.”

Please check out some of the testimonials that our clients have given working with David:

“Hi Everyone, I simply wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation. I had the opportunity to have David Wood support my IT needs. He was incredibly supportive, patient and understanding towards my IT issues. He sat on the call with me for quite a while and looked after my entire laptop to make it the most efficient. He also took the time to educate me on how to navigate through certain programs and applications. I’ve never had this kind of customer service regarding IT support – he provided me with exceptional service which I’m extremely thankful for. Thank you, David – you are a Rockstar!”

– Vince Genuardi, Marketing & Retirement Operations Support Manager, UniversalCare Canada Inc.

“Thanks David! you’re the best and always can count on!”

– Liza Reantaso, Director of Care, Villa Colombo Vaughan

“E-Tech has a great Team and are always quick to respond to any needs that we may have here at Perth. They are approachable and pleasant to work with. Great job! A pleasure as always to work with you David. Have a great weekend!”

– Jennifer Cummins, Administrator, Perth Community Care Centre

“David provided a very prompt response and always continues to be a great support for our team!”

– Dustin Shulman, General Manager, St. Bernard’s Residence 

“Exemplary service as always! Quick and professional with a personal touch. Thank you David. E-Tech support is consistently wonderful! Thank you to the entire team for taking such good care of our IT needs in a timely, efficient and professional manner.”

– Pamela Smith, Office Manager, Perth Community Care Centre

“David is a very reliable and excellent computer technician and very patient in explaining things to me. David’s service to us has always been very outstanding. Thank you.

– Rosa Chretien, Office Manager/Environmental Serv. Manager, St. Bernard’s Residence 

“Your response was very timely. David certainly knows his ‘stuff’. He was very patient with me and ensured the scanner was working to our specifications before he completed the service call. He is definitely an asset to your customer service department.”

– Elisa Tarantini, Corporate Support Consultant, UniversalCare Canada Inc.

“A super nice, very positive experience. Thank you, David.”

– Cheryl Stratton, Levante Living: James Street