Eric David GABBOTT

David was born on December 15, 1945 in Manchester, England and passed away suddenly and quietly in his sleep in the early morning of March 23, 2011.

He leaves behind Shannon and Benjie (Coffman) and all his beloved animals, especially Geline and Sally. He is survived by his mother Edna, and his two sisters Jenny (Bill Brolly) and Helan and their children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Don in 2007.

David grew up in England and Hong Kong with his family. He also lived and worked in Australia for a year before the family came to Canada in 1968. He and Shannon met in 1970 and have been together with Benjie since 1971, living in the beautiful Arnold area of Sumas Prairie, Abbotsford, BC.

David was a kind and gentle person who touched many during his life and will be greatly missed.

Friends are invited to remember David on Saturday, April 16th at 1:30 pm at Atchelitz Hall, 6542 Lickman Road, Chilliwack, BC.

If so desired, remembrances may be made to SEVA, a non-profit organization that works in Tibet and other countries (SEVA Canada, #100 – 2000 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 2G2), the Salvation Army, SPCA or a charity of your choice.


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