Provincial Constable - Badge #9672
Huron - Nov 13, 2006
Next of Kin: Life Partner Brenda Carey, Stepsons Wyatt (age 11) and Dalton (age 10) Carey, Parents Shirley and Colin Stanway, son Ryan Mounsey (age 25)
Comments: David Mounsey was born on October 4th, 1956 in Yorkshire England; Dave grew up in Yorkshire and joined the British Royal Air Force where he served for 14 years in the Military Transport Division. Dave immigrated to Canada in 1989 and began a career with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as a Correctional Officer. He worked at the Burtch and Sprucedale Correctional Facilities.
On April 24th, 1998, Dave joined the Ontario Provincial Police and was posted to the Haldimand Norfolk Detachment where he remained until 2001, when Dave transferred to the Wingham Detachment in the Huron County Cluster. During his career with the OPP, Dave had a number of assignments and specialized training. He was a Crisis Negotiator. He was also a member of the Western Region Colour Party, proudly representing the OPP and Police Officers at many ceremonies and public functions.
Dave was a board member with the Huron-Bruce Chapter of MADD Canada. He also served on the Huron County Child Abuse Prevention Committee. Dave was also a volunteer Firefighter with the Blyth and District Fire Department.
Early in October of 2006, only weeks before his accident, to celebrate his 50th birthday, Dave and his life partner Brenda completed a marathon together in British Columbia. He used the event as a fundraiser, the proceeds used to purchase a defibrilator for the fire department.
Constable Mounsey was a community minded inspirational person and was highly respected by his fellow officers. He had a natural ability to connect with people and support and encourage them. Dave had received numerous letters and expressions of thanks and appreciation from victims and other community members. His presence will be sorely missed.
On October 14th, 2006, Constable Mounsey was responding to an incident, when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision and was severely injured. He succumbed to his injuries on November 13th, 2006 at the Clinton Public Hospital.
Dave is survived by his parents, Shirley and Colin Stanway, his son Ryan Mounsey, brother John Mounsey, life partner Brenda Carey, stepsons Wyatt and Dalton Carey. Dave is predeceased by his father Peter.