Obituary for David Collins Gamble
Oct 18 1937 – Jan 30 2018
Dave was born in Medstead, Saskatchewan to Wendell and Ellen Gamble.
He left home at an early age and joined the Canadian Navy and travelled the world visiting many countries as part of his tour. He had many fond memories of these adventures.
When he returned he went to work as a police officer in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after which time he came to Alberta. He went to work for Syncrude as a steam engineer when they started up in Fort McMurray. He then moved to Innisfail and began work with Shell where he stayed until his retirement.
It was at this point where he met and married the last woman he would love – Patti Lougheed and became the proud father of a brand new bouncing baby girl and boy (Shauna was 15 years old and Jason was 12).
He went back to work after retirement from Shell – this time with Penn West where again he stayed until his retirement.
Dave was well known to friends and family as a big gruff man but when you really knew him he had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help if you were in need.
He was fond of his morning coffee with his comrades at the Legion. He enjoyed playing crib and the socializing at the crib tournaments.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Gordon. He is survived by sister Gen; and brothers: Dick, John and Keith. He is also survived by his daughter: Shauna Lougheed (Paul); son: Jason (Janice); grandchildren: Chase (Samm), Quinn, Sage, Kai, Emiley and Kohl. He will be missed by two great grandchildren: Aria and Oliver that made their gruff old great grandpa smile.
A Celebration of David’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #104, Innisfail, Alberta on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. If friends desire donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Branch #104.