Dave was born on October 4, 1935, in Inchture, Scotland and passed away at his home in Courtenay, BC on April 16, 2015 surrounded by his family, as per his wishes.
Dave’s early years were spent in Dundee, Scotland, where he met and married the love of his life, Molly (Bunty) Campbell. Dave and Bunty welcomed four children, all born in Dundee, before immigrating to Canada in 1968. The young family settled and built a life in White Rock over the next 38 years. Dave was well known in the community for his entrepreneurial spirit; applying a strong work ethic with every new challenge and always adapting to new adventures without hesitation. Dave was well respected, and perhaps best known for his ability to cultivate relationships, which would often result in long-lasting friendships. He was a “hands on” mentor and teacher to many, and offered his skills liberally in support of countless volunteer groups and organizations. Always good-natured, he would share his blessings with others whenever an opportunity arose to contribute his particular gifts without expectation. Throughout his life Dave strove to improve any task or job he was given while always encouraging all those around him to do their very best too. Much of his success in life was because he welcomed many a challenge with a positive attitude and unflinching desire to enhance the experience for everyone involved. Simply put, he was a loving and easy man to be around.
In more recent years, Dave and Bunty relocated to the Comox Valley, where Dave continued to be highly involved in the community, particularly with Habitat for Humanity.
Above all, Dave was well regarded as a kind and patient man, whose passion for his family, countless cherished friends and dreams leaves a legacy of loving memories for all those who knew Dave “Scotty” Gibson.
Dave was predeceased by his brother (Frank), mother (Jean), father (David) and brother (James). He is survived by his loving wife (Bunty), their children: David (Barb), Debbie (Tim), Dean (George), Dale (Brett), grandchildren, great grandchildren and his sisters Joan and Freda, still residing in Scotland.
The family would like to thank all those who contributed to the care of Dave during his illness including: Dr. R Potter-Cogan, Dr. P Camacho and medical day-care nurses at St. Joseph’s.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Habitat for Humanity in Dave’s memory.
A short service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church (1599 Turner Drive, Courtenay, BC) at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 25th with a Celebration of Life to follow at 12:30 pm at the Griffin Pub (1185 Kilmorley Road, Comox, BC.)