Passed away suddenly on 8 March 2023 at his residence in the presence of his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Marie Ann Gibson (nee Breau), son Paul Arthur Gibson, parents Clara and Ernest, and sister June. He is survived by his daughter Lynn, son Alan, grandson Jacob, granddaughter Kristin, and grandson in heart Matthew Johnson. Also survived by brother Alfred, nieces Cindy and Jody, nephews Russ and Mike. David was born in Winnipeg MB on June 2, 1940. After schooling and a few jobs, he joined the Queens Own Rifles in 1957 until 1959. After a year away from the military he returned once again, this time with the Provost Corps (Military Police). His career led him to New Brunswick. While there he would take a short stay at the Veterans Hospital wherein he would meet his future wife Marie. They would be married on 25 September 1965 at St. John. Together they would raise a loving family against the struggles of military life. Enduring long separations for UN missions, training, duties, and exercises, this along with packing up and moving every four years. After serving for 32 years with the Canadian Forces he would retire and then go on to serve with the Commissionaires until his second retirement in 2019.A good Man, A faithful Husband, A Loving Father, A devoted servant of GOD. May he rest in peace in the Kingdom of his Lord with his wife and son. Lovingly remembered and forever in the hearts of his family. We thank all those involved in his care. The family will receive friends at Donohue Funeral Home 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday morning 13 March 2023 from 10 o’clock where the funeral service will be held at 12 o’clock with Fr. Christopher Bourdeau officiating. Interment to follow at St. Peters Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Military Police Fund for Blind Children, Cops for Cancer or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences and shared memories may be left at donohuefuneralhome.ca
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