I am very glad that I had the opportunity to talk with Dave on Thursday, 17 January. We figured out that we had known each other for over forty years. He taught me so much about the NSGEU and pension issues. He did so much for NSGREA and was a great spokesman on the pensions committee. He was a gentleman and respected by all who knew him.
I grew up with David and Donna living next door and have nothing but fond warm memories of them both and their Aunt Gladys. I lost track of David when I grew older and from time to time wondered how his life had turned out. Our early lives shape who we are and I am not surprised to read of his commitment to social justice and his kind and gentle nature He did not change, he ripened. My sincere sympathy to Donna and to his family.
To Dave's family
As a public servant I had contact over the years with Dave . He was gifted with the way he could discuss an issue important to the working people. He made you feel if he could not get it done no one could . He was very kind and compassionate to everyone that he met. We will certainly miss Dave. I will pray for Dave and his family and hope that in some special way it will make a difference at this difficult time in your lives.
Ellen, Lori, Dawn, Matthew, Alisha, Naomi, Kevin and families, we are saddened to hear of Dave’s passing.
We think back to the minor hockey days and we know he was their biggest fan! He, Anne and all of you were always so good to Michael while the boys were growing and we thank you. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Dave,
Donna and David Avery
It is with a very heavy heart that these words are written. David was one of the first union members outside Local (Branch) 5 I met in what is now known as NSGEU. We immediately became very good friends. It was my honor and privilege to nominate David in 1975 for the office of President when the president of the day resigned to take a promotion within government. We had remained true friends for almost fifty years and his image, with that devilish smile, will be emblazoned on my heart forever. REST IN PEACE<BROTHER>
Sending my deepest sympathy to Dawn, and all of your family members; your Dad was a very special person and has touched so many heart's. He was a true gentleman, wonderful caring person and I do not think there are enough words to express how many people he helped and always took a few minutes for everyone.
Take care love, Janet
Very saddened to read of David's passing. I worked with David many years ago in New Glasgow. He was a prince of a fellow and a pleasure to be around as well as a serious and conscientious worker.I always enjoyed his company.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We met Dave two years ago when we started going to the Tuesday night card games at the Fire Hall. We became instant Friends and always looked forward to his smiling face each week. We enjoyed having him as a card partner, he was an excellent player. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family at this time. May God Bless. "Our love ones never leave us, they walk beside us everyday."
Good Bye old friend, you will not be forgotten.
Ellen, Lori, Dawn and Families- We were shocked and saddened to hear that your father had passed. He was a kind and generous man, and the best neighbor. He went out of his way to support us in our loss in July, and now we offer that sympathy and support to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Debbie and David Dignan & Family