July 1, 1942 ~ October 3, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of David Gordon Gale, surrounded by his family, on October 3, 2020, at his home in Bon Accord, AB. Dave was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland July 1, 1942 to Arthur and Helen, the first of 12 children. He lived a full life and brought immense joy and laughter to all who knew him.

David is already deeply missed by his wife of 55 years, Sheila Gale (nee Robertson); his children, Heather (Hugh) Alexander, Barbara (Dean) Hamdon, Lori (Scott) Bouchard and Bradley (Lyn) Gale; his cherished grandchildren, David (Rebekah) Alexander, Ashley (Mitchell) Small, Shaylina (Roy) Babb, Maliha Hamdon, Nathan Doctor, Jenessa Doctor, Olivia Bouchard, Beau (James) Miller, Jade (Leo) Adams and Kaine (Amanda) Rogers; his precious great grandchildren, Benjamin and Sophie Alexander, Kale, Emma, and Kaydan Dvorak, Cody & Zak Miller; his siblings, Adeline (Bernie) Gale, Emma (Ron) Mac Neil, Brother John Gale, Dan (Marg) Gale, Martha (Jim) Moore, Catherine (Dave) Mac Neil, Ellen (Dave) Turner, Loretta (Brent) Murdock and Hughie (Dayle) Gale. Dave leaves behind a very long list of sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends from all over the world.

Dave was pre-deceased by his mother and father, Art & Helen (nee Copland) Gale; his brother, Tom Gale; his sister, Mary Mac Neil and others he loved who left before him.

Dave was an absolute warrior as he battled his Cancer diagnosis. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the amazing medical professionals that worked with Dave during these past few years. A special thanks to the amazing Dr.King, Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute and her wonderful team Derrick, Stephen and Lauren to name a few. A big thanks to the Morinville Home Care team lead by Amanda, to Dr.Okolie, Bon Accord Medical and to Tara and Jessica for all their compassion. Lastly, a thank you to the Gibbons EMS team Lee, Chelsea and Riley. Your quiet presence was appreciated beyond words. Our family is touched by all the kindness Dave was shown. We will be forever grateful.