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GILBERT, David Hugh - After a courageous, ten-year battle with cancer, surrounded by love and family, it is with heartfelt sorrow that we say goodbye to our hero that we adored as our Dad and Papa. Dave passed away at the Stedman Community Hospice on Monday November 12th, 2012, at the age of 75. Dave is now reunited with the love of his life, Donna (Humphrey), to whom he was married for over 54 years, was predeceased last December 2011. Loving Dad to Susan Nicholson (John) of Mississauga and Nancy Jack (Todd) of Paris. Proud Papa of Jennifer and John Nicholson and Meghan, David, Randy and Benjamin Jack. Dave was the second child of the late parents, Nelson and Verla (Baker) and stepson to Isabelle (Yule) of Tillsonburg, Ontario. Brother of Don (predeceased) and his wife Elsie, Wayne and his wife Shirley, John (predeceased), Margaret and her husband Doug Smith, Wendy, and Bill and his wife Janet. Dave enjoyed a career with Bell Canada over 36 years, retiring in 1992 as a Brantford construction Manager. Dave lived for a busy calendar and he filled his retirement with pleasure in curling, bridge, coffee groups with Bell retirees and the men’s church group. He was constantly busy with numerous grandchildren events, many wonderful travels with Donna and good times with friends and family. He was a dedicated member of Fairview United Church, Men’s Probus Club of Brant, Bell Pensioners, and served as the President on the condo Board. Dave delighted in many years of volunteering at the Bell Homestead with school tours, barn sales and other duties. He managed the Canadian Guide Dog donations in the local and surrounding area. A private family service was held followed by cremation. The family will receive friends at the McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME 495 Park Road North on Friday November 16th, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday November 17th, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. A memorial Service to celebrate Dave’s life will follow in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Barrie Bain of Fairview United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the Stedman Community Hospice, Canadian Guide Dogs or Fairview United Church. www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca




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