David S. Gilbert

March 31, 1935 to July 1, 2019

Obituary

Passed peacefully away in St. John’s on July 1st, 2019, David S. Gilbert – born in Haystack, Placentia Bay, son of the late John William and Julia (Paul) Gilbert.

Leaving to mourn is his wife Ann Marie (Murphy) Gilbert, his four children: Lynn Fisher (Bruce), Scott (Dale), Barry, and Craig (Stella); his two step-children: Joanmary Baker (Stephen) and Chris Baker (Carrie); twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place.  Family will be receiving visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, July 2nd from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 3rd from 2-9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held from St. James United Church on Thursday, July 4th at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory gratefully accepted at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre of the George Street United Church or the Center of Hope, Salvation Army St. John’s.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on July 2, 2019

2-9 p.m. on July 3, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

10:00am, Thursday July 4th

St. James United Church

Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Wonderful man. My condolences to Ann and all the family. RIP Dave.

Vince Burton

Ann, I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I know you said he had been ill, but this must have been an awful shock for you. My heart goes out to you. God bless and take care.

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all family members at this time, GOD bless…

Scott, Dale and Family
Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Dave Gilbert and family added such fun to those many merry days at Sandy Point/Rattling Brook that the smiles go on and on. From my family to yours, our heartfelt deepest condolences during this time. We will also remember his name during volunteer work this year at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre, George Street United Church

Scott, Dale & Family,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you all, especially today. May the memories that you have help you as you continue on, may God’s strength be yours and may He hold you all.

Love & prayers
Florence & Cecil

Anne,
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I just found out from another client of mine and I was shocked. I can’t imagine how saddened you are. Take care and hold close all the wonderful memories you made together.

Sincerely,
Natalie Richardson

Ann and family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of David’s passing – he always seemed so full of life with boundless energy and ideas to pursue. I know your hearts are saddened but you have wonderful memories of a large man to help you through these trying times. He certainly made a difference for the people of Haystack and the rest of the Province.

Ann Marie I just learned of Dave’s death. I am so sorry I didn’t know before. I’ll be out of town tomorrow or else I would be at the funeral. My thoughts will be with you. I”ll be in touch. Lorraine

Scott, Dale and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences. May you take solace in all the times you spent together and all the beautiful memories you have made together.

Craig, Stella & Gilbert Family
Craig, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! Our heartfelt deepest condolences are with you & your family during this difficult time!
Sending All Our Love

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Scott. We wish you many happy memories of your dad to help you and your family through this difficult time.

Melanie and Doug

Ann and family:
Doris and I are very sorry to hear of David’s unexpected passing.. I first met him in 1958 but didn’t get to know him well until we started planning the Haystack reunion in 1995. It and the second one in 2003 would not have happened without him. David was a very accomplished man in so many ways, – as a businessman, MHA, and cabinet minister, but those of us from Haystack will remember him most for his leadership in our reunions. He was so knowledgeable about all things Placentia Bay, and I will miss our many chats about that. Above all, he was such a good friend.
We are in Alberta visiting our daughter and grandchildren this week and unfortunately will be unable to attend the funeral home and funeral, but our thoughts are with you and the family at this time. May the fond memories of him and the company of friends and family bring you comfort.
Take care….

Scott and family,
Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My deepest condolences.

Ann and family..So sorry to hear of Mr GIilberts passing..Only this XMas we had a great chat and was so happy to hear from him..I always enjoyed working for him and he showed great respect to me and my brother Earl .Marie and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family and wish we could be there for the memorial.WIll be thinking of you all at this sad time.Will always cherish my memories of him.GOd BLess.

Weare so sorry to hear of Davids passing our thoughts are with you Amn Marie at this sad time.

Ann, Chris and families,

We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ruby Cabot and family

Anne and all of David’s family,
Sending our condolences on the loss of your loved one. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Cherish your memories.
Ruth And John

I was saddened to learn of David’s passing .We worked together many years ago and although our careers took us in different directions we managed to stay in touch and had many long and enjoyable phone conversations covering many subjects . We somehow had parallel ideas as to how the world should evolve and discussed those ides at great length.
My sincere condolences to Ann and the Family . I too have experienced the pain of losing a loved one.

To Ann and family:
Sorry to hear of David’s passing. Really enjoyed our golf games. We will certainly miss him. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Melvin D. Crewe
St. John’s

To the Gilbert Family
Sincere condolences on the loss of this great man.
Nellie & Mac Moss

Worked with this man for 20 us years helped me developed my leadership skills and set my life’s path rest in peace you traveled a good road and made a difference

AnnMarie & family. Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your dear husband ,father, grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sorry and saddened to learn of Dave’s passing. We trust memories of pleasant times together can help sustain and comfort in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all members of the Gilbert family.
Jim & Mim Hornell
Regina

Scott, Dale and Family,

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Take strength from those around you and remember the good times and the great stories, many of which I have heard!. Sorry we can’t be there to help out but know we are thinking about you.

Ann and family, our sincere condolences on Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To Scott and family

My sincere condolences on your dad’s passing. Hoping warm memories carry you through this difficult time.

I will miss David’s wonderful way of always being a welcoming host,with his great lobster dinners,good wine and best of all entertaining stories! Though I saw him infrequently,I felt so comfortable ,he was a favourite of mine.! Ann Marie,you were his “Sweetheart”,and you took great care of “your buddy”! Our love and prayers are sent your way,and our condolences to all the family.

I’m so sorry to hear of David’s passing…fond memories of going on his boat and the cottage in Grand Falls, when we visited when nanny passed. Thinking of you all. Lori (Baxter) Ross, NS.

Scott and family
Thinking of you as you celebrate your fathers life

Deepest condolences to you and you family Brother Scott. Your father gave me my first job washing cars and later at the gas bar, never forgot that or him. I met him through sea cadets here and always looked up to him. Rest In Peace Dave.

Ann,
Wishing you comfort and courage to face the days ahead without Dave and loving memories to hold in your heart.

Ann and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. David was one of a kind, a loving husband , father and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Lorraine and Peter

So sorry to hear of your loss Lynn! I have many happy memories of your dad! Take care and give our condolences to your family! Cathy Fred

Ann and family,
Sorry to hear of David’s passing.
I was very glad to be able to visit with him during his stay at the Health Science Centre before going to St. Luke’s and recalling his many visits to the rectory in Ramea .an d his work as MHA..
My deepest sympathy to you, Ann and my prayer are with you at this sad time.

To the Gilbert Family:

So sorry to hear of David’s passing.
Will always remember him when we served together on the Grand Falls Town Council.
May he rest in peace.
Paul & Liz Hennessey

Craig, so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you, Stella, Abby and Rachel at this time.

Condolences Anne Marie and to the family on the passing of Dave. Very sorry to hear this.

Please accept my deepest sympathy.

My sympathy to the family on Dave’s passing. Remembering our trip to Haystack with Dave, Clayton and my cousin Barry several years ago. They made sure Barry saw where his ancestors came from!

My condolences, Ann., to you and your families..Dave was a good friend and a most liked, and a very hard working politician. He accomplished so much for both individuals and the communities he represented. RIP my friend.

As the saying goes, pound for pound, Dave was probably one of the best and most dedicated MHA’s that the south coast has ever had. I had the pleasure of working closely with him during the troubled 90’s and saw, firsthand, the allegiance that he had to the communities that he represented. My condolences to all the family and friends on the sad occasion of Dave’s passing. May he rest in peace. Godspeed.

Ann and family, we are so sorry to hear of David’s passing..and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Memories of David at the Regency and his ‘naps’ bring a smile to my face.. Be strong and God Bless🙏🏼

Ann marie and family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family,on the loss of your love one.RON AND SHIRLEY DOWER.

Ann and family
We are saddened to hear of David’s passing. May you find strength and peace to help you through this difficult time. Take comfort in the many beautiful memories you have. God Bless

Ann Marie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing.. Please accept my condolences at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time . I am away at this time and cannot visit you in person.

Craig and Family….So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.Please accept our sIncerest condolences.

Ann and family,
So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Sending you lots of hugs and sympathy. From Sharon and Gary.

So sorry to hear of Daves Passing he was a grest man. . My condolences to all his family.

Eileen and myself send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Dave, he was a great man and friend, and will surely be missed. Rip in peace, god bless

Lynn, Scott, Barry and Craig, so sorry to hear about your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Our deepest sympathy to his family. He was a great representative for the Burgeo area

Sorry to hear about your dad passing, Scott. He will be sorely missed.

He was a wonderful father and grandfather. He will be missed by a lot of people.

Scott, so sorry for the loss of your dad.

Sincere condolences to you all at this sad time. David was a superb MHA who spent much time in Ramea and worked very hard for its citizens. Rest assured that others share in your sorrow.May God Bless you all.

Sending our heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time. David was a great MHA and a great friend to Ramea.. May he rest in peace. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Clyde & Connie Dominie
Ramea

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. He was a great friend to us as our provincial MHA. We worked well together for the betterment of Ramea during his term in office. Take care
Wilfred and Eunice Cutler

Our thoughts ate with you at this difficult time.
John Withers & Jo Crisp