Obituary of Danny Poyntz
Danny Alford Poyntz
September 16, 1926 - March 19, 2018
Dan was born in Regina Saskatchewan in 1926. Son of Mary Gwendolyn Poyntz and Alford Robert Poyntz and the oldest brother of Gordon and Robert Poyntz.
He married Joan Margaret Reid, his true love, in 1948 with whom he had three children, Barry (Deeane), Gary (Katie Truscott), and Heather (Anthony Yates). He was a devoted grandfather who adored his four grandchildren, Katelyn Poyntz, Kathleen Yates, Reid Poyntz and Adam Yates. He was a special uncle to Philip Poyntz (Penny), Donald Poyntz (Marcia) and Stuart Poyntz (Penny).
Dan attended St. Andrew's College and the University of Toronto. He first worked at Hugh C. McLean Publishing where he met his beautiful wife. A successful career followed as Senior V.P. of Walsh Advertising and V. P. Baker Advertising before starting his own company, Dan Poyntz Sales Media.
Dan was a passionate Canadian who supported many worthy causes. His love of Canada lead him to be politically active his entire life. He was past Commodore of the Lake of Bays Sailing Club, past President of the Boy's Scout's Association of North York, Chairman - Public Relations of Committee - Canadian Yachting Association, President of the York North Liberal Association, and a member of the Antique Boat Club. He was also an active fund raiser for the St. John's Rehab, the Orthopaedic Association, the America’s Cup Sailing Challenge with Canada One and many other organizations. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Dan’s love of his family, his cottage and his country reflected in everything that he did. He was a wonderful father, dedicated husband and helping friend to all. He was appreciated for his quick mind and sense of humor whose generous soul touched many people. He was known to be an amazing host, with many close friends. Dinners at the Island Cottage were alive with music, laughter and chatter. He had a passion for antique boats and could often be seen cruising down Lake of Bays in his Greavette Streamliner on his way to Bigwin or to visit friends.
Special thanks to Helen Ponce and Minda Princena and the wonderful staff at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for their exceptional and compassionate care.
In keeping with Dan’s wishes, we are holding a private family service. A Celebration of Dan’s life will be held in May. The date and location of the event will be listed on the R.S. Kane website.
Donations to the Scott Mission will be gratefully appreciated.