Sept. 27, 1947 – May 5, 2005

Father / Husband / Brother / Grandfather / Uncle / Friend / Teacher / Principal / A True Leader.

Suddenly, without reason, David was taken from us. The heavens above needed a teacher so David was called upon. David will truly be missed by all his family, friends and colleagues. David’s passion was education. It all started in 1967 where David taught in Cross Lake, MB. From there, he moved to Portage la Prairie (1969-1970), Montrose School (1970-1974), Pinawa (1974-1976), and Grant Park High (1976-1984). He moved to Toronto from 1985-2004, where he taught at Cosburn Middle School, Cresent Town, P.S., Bennington Heights P.S. and Parkside P.S. He later served as Vice Principal at Thorncliffe School and Principal at Amesbury Middle School and Gracefield Public School. David will truly by missed by his loving children: Jeff (Kelli), Kaitlyn and Nicholas; Krista (Neil), Spencer; and Paul, Zachary and Jayden and their mother, Wendy; brother-in-law Cliff (Kelsey and Ian). David is survived by his brothers: Barry (Brenda) and his children Anna and Matthew; Ron (Brenda) and his children Anna and Matthew; Ron (Brenda) and his son David, and great nephew, Quentin. In Dec., 2004, David retired in Vernon, BC at his dream home / bed & breakfast in the mountains. A celebration of his great life was held Monday, May 9 attended by close family and friends. Inurnment of ashes was held at a private service wtih family at his paradise home in the mountains. As education was an important part of David’s life, your donations may be made to your favorite school in support of a breakfast, lunch or library program. If you need to contact hte family, you can email Ron (brother) at r.gilfillan@shaw.ca.

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”.

– Abraham Lincoln.

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