GAIR, David Wayne

With a deep sense of sorrow and loss, our family announces the passing of David Wayne Gair on September 10, 2020 at the age of 60.

David is lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years Joanne; 3 children Cory, Kyle, and Meagan (Erik McNutt); sister Laurie (Ray Bourgeois); 6 beautiful grandchildren, Nathaniel, Veda, Katherine, Sterling, Emreigh, and Emma Leigh; 5 nephews, Richie (Jamie), Derrick (Crista), Steven, Shaun, and Curtis; 2 sister-in-laws Andrea (Rod Roshuk), Lynne Gair and mother-in-law Clara Lagace.

He was predeceased by his parents Glen and Miriam; his brother Rob; niece Catherine; father-in-law Andy Lagace.

A Celebration of Life will take place on September 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Gospel Grace Church with Pastor Duane Friesen officiating. The service will be live streamed at for those who are unable to attend.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to family and friends, as well as Pastor Duane and the congregation of Gospel Grace Church, his Cenovus family, doctors and nurses, for all your kindness, support and care shown to David during his illness.

Memorial donations in David’s honour may be made directly to Gospel Grace Church.

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9340 69 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0R9

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With my deepest sympathys Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Dave, my thoughts and prayers go out to Joanne and family, He was always a good person at heart, great personality hard worker and treated everyone with respect. He will be missed.

Norman Kowalchuk

My sincere condolences to You and your familyJoanne!!! It was a privilege and honour to have Dave!! Always a strong steadfast friend and coworker!! I will always remember Dave as an individual with the utmost integrity and pure heart!!
Rest In Peace my Friend

Alfred & Claudette Pelletier

Joanne, we are ever so sorry to hear these sad news about Dave. This is quite shocking, although we knew he wasn’t well, we just weren’t ready for this. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you go through these hard times.
It sounds like Dave was a wonderful Family man and an all around great guy, from the messages of those who knew him well. May these expressed opinions bring you comfort. And may the memories of your life together bring you more comfort and peace.

Susan & Mike Rumleski

Dave, you have this race, but we will all catch up eventually….

The one memory we will always cherish forever is when we traveling down to South Carolina with you guys, we still tell those stories around the camp fire! We had so much fun!

Prayers for you and your family at this time Joanne.
Sue & Mike

Ron & Sheila Roes

We will miss David, we worked together at DMI and played slow pitch and golfed (always a close match)while Joanne and Dave lived up in Peace river.
I remember Dave every once in while would phone me up & ask to look after his cattle or help moving his trailer for his new house he built on his Parents Homestead.
So sorry his health went and will be missed by lots of folks who knew Dave. Missed his funeral because of personnel health issues.

Xin Zhang

Dave, it was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. You were always very genuine, easy to talk to, and you made my time working at site more enjoyable. My deepest condolences to Joanne and the rest of your family. Rest in peace.

Jenny and Stan Major

So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Definitely taken too soon. Miss you my friends.

Corinna Williams

My deepest condolences, Dave always held great love for his family, may the love of everyone around you help you through this time and many memories to bring a smile xxx

colleen plooy

It is with heartfelt condolences to Joanne and all of Dave’s family as he was a wonderful man. He was a part of our breakfast club and we all will miss his knowledge on all subjects we brought up in those conversations. Dave always loved his raison bread with peanut butter and banana. It was a pleasure to know you my friend .Always remembered and in my thoughts . Rest peacefully

Joanne Thibault

We are so sorry that we couldn’t be there to say goodbye to our dear friend Dave. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people he has crossed paths with over the years and we feel very blessed to know such a great man. Our thoughts are with Joanne and the family today and always. Guy & Joanne

Allen and Lorraine Fader

Our deepest sympathies to Joanne and Family. Dave was a great guy and had a great sense of humour. It was a pleasure working with Dave at DMI for 11 years, then 11 years later we ended up at Cenovus for a bit. David you will be missed, Rest in Peace my friend.

Rhonda Lagace

My thoughts are with all of you. I will always remember Dave’s quiet but strong nature.

Fran Seary

My dear friend Joanne, Kyle, Cory, Meagan and the Gair family – I am so sorry for your loss. David was such a kind man, and we had some great conversations.

Much love, and support.

Jan Cox

So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing Joanne. There are no words. So many special memories of all the years with our kids on hockey road trips and through the schools. Hold memories close. Thinking of you, Kyle, Megan and Corey and families. Take good care of each other

Darryl Henderson

So sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a pleasure to work with and I enjoyed the time I spent with him. He had a great work ethic and once you got to know him, had a great sense of humor. Doreen and I send our condolences to Joanne and family. Dave will be missed……

Diana Roberts

So sorry to hear of David’s passing.
We were in the same grades in High School. Was a very nice guy. Very quiet. He will be missed by many. Condolences to his family.

Les Schibler

My deepest sympathy and thoughts to all of Dave’s family and friends during this difficult time. I only knew Dave for a few years as a co-worker, and I was immediately drawn to his personality, and sense of humor. We spent many hours talking about sports, and travel, as well as life conversations and the laughs that go along with them! I will miss him dearly, and again, my thoughts and prayers to all those lucky enough to be touched by this amazing man.


Dave was a good man with a kind heart and soul. Dave will be missed but not forgotten as this world was a little brighter with him in it. Be at peace now Dave, as you have accomplished what God had sent you for.

Dave & Judy Symington

A great friend!! A true fighter for life!! Dave will be missed!!

Francine Laliberte

My deepest condolences Joanne & family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers to you & your family.
Francine & Mike

Lucas and Shelley Malic

So sorry for your loss. If we only could use only one word to describe Dave it would be KIND.

Carla MacIntyre

Deepest sympathy to the family. Dave and Joanne were our neighbours in Peace River, he was taken away from this earth way too soon.

Mike Tookey

Joanne and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to work with Dave at both DMI and Cenovus. I will always remember how committed and classy he was. A great co-worker and greater person. He will be remembered and missed by all of us who worked with him.

Ann and Bruce Cassidy

Very sad to hear about Dave’s passing. Sending a huge hug to Joanne and our deepest sympathies to The Joanne and the family.

Greg and Cindy Kuhl

Cindy and I send our deepest sympathy to Joanne and family. I worked closely with Dave many times over the years and always looked forward to it. He was a positive force to be around no matter what tasks were given us. He will be greatly missed by all those that were lucky enough to know him.

Greg Huber

Joanne and family my condolences to each of you during this time of great sadness. David was truly an inspiration to us all and he touched everyone he met, with his unique ability to share experience, learn from others and willingness to bring forward a knowledgeable and valuable point of view.
David, my friend Rest in Peace
Greg & Christine

Dale Morrison

Our thoughts are with you and your family. We had many good times during Slow Pitch activities. Our deepest sympathy. Dale, Debby and Jennifer

Victor Costec

Very sorry to hear the news. My deepest sympathy to the family. May god rest your soul Dave!

Toju Pessu

I heard the news with sadness last night. Dave was a great person to work with and an ideal colleague. Ever even and deliberately minded. Never in haste for he had done his planning. Dave was quiet but impressionable. For those left behind by Dave, be comforted by the of our Lord Jesus in Matthew 5:4 and hold firm in your faith for Dave has found rest in Him.

Cheryl and Jim Coulas

Our deepest sympathies to Joanne and Family. We live in Ontario and meet Dave and Joanne on a few occasions. Always had a great time with them . He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.

Jeff Ethier

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family Joanne. Dave was a great guy and I am and will always be honored to have known him as a friend and a co-worker at DMI and Cenovus. Rest in Peace Dave.

Greg Domeij

Whether it was having a meal together, playing floor hockey or just talking, it was always a pleasure to be around Dave, and it was a privilege to work with him. Deb and I send our deepest sympathy to Joanne and Family.
Raise a glass to the greatest Tractor Obstacle Course Driver!

Garrett Chomlak

My condolences to Joanne and family. Dave had a great sense of humor and love of fishing. Many nights on Christina Lake were shared. He will be greatly missed!

Greg Domeij

It’s hard to believe that I won’t be seeing Dave, going out for lunch, chatting on the phone…being with him was really one of life’s great pleasures; working with him was a privilege. Deb and I send our deepest sympathies to Joanne and Family for their loss.
Raise a glass to the greatest obstacle course tractor driver of them all!

Michael Allen

It is with great sadness to here about Dave’s passing. I have gotten to know Dave for the last 8 years at Christina Lake. His knowledge and experience was unmatched by anyone. Dave was a very quite man until you got to know him and his sense of humor was quirky. I also had a recent memory with Dave and his lovely wife Joanne at our last team building . Dave having a great old time visiting with everyone he had not seen for months, having a few drinks, watching the Oilers kick but.

We will all miss you very much Dave.

Dale Allen

Our deepest sympathy to Joanne and family for the loss of a wonderful man. My wife Angela and I have been blessed to have built lasting memories with Dave, Joanne and friends of ours together. For myself Dave was a mentor to me when I was a young tradesman learning the ropes at DMI. Dave taught me the importance of safety, hard work and doing things right the first time and how it pays off in the long run, no wonder he ended up in a reliability role, it was his calling. I had the pleasure of playing sports with Dave such as baseball, golf, shooting pool and going fishing at Christina and Winifred lake. He loved fishing and we had some good talks about life out on those boats, solved a few of the world’s problems we would say, lol. Dave was a special man and has made a big impact in our lives. His dry humor and wittiness is one of the things that I will miss mostly, he knew when to chime in and say just the right words at the right time during a conversation and make everyone laugh. You will be missed deeply my friend. Rest peaceful in Heaven Dave.

Jeanne Allen

With my deepest sympathies to Joanne and family. Dave was a good man. Always the most generous host. So glad I got to see you both this August. Sending prayers.
Jeanne Allen

Paul Phee

Rest in peace David , it was my honor to have worked with you at Christina Lake and to sit with you at dinner once in a while to talk all things travel. My deepest sympathy to all your family, i pray they find the strength to get thru this very emotional time. A quote i found says it best “You live on – in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here…Death ends life, not a relationship”.

Joyce Scobey

Condolences to the Gair family. David was the nicest man. I worked with him at Peace River Pulp for many years and he was one of the best.

Laurie Horosko

Joanne and Family my condolences to all of you. I fell like it was yesterday that we all were together with our kids. Very sorry to hear. ❤️❤️❤️Horosko Family

Jeanne Allen

Dear Joanne. I am sending you a huge hug. Know that such a good man as Dave is in Heaven but will always live on in hearts of you and his family and friends. With my derpest sympathy.
Jeanne Allen

Jason Zayezierski

It is with heartfelt condolences to Joanne and all of Dave’s family as we pay tribute to a wonderful man. Dave shared his wealth of experience and wisdom with so many of us at CL. It was a honor to have had the opportunity gain some of this knowledge and to simply talk hockey, pulp mills and everything in between. A lasting memory I will keep was during an exciting and fun time while on a team outing as we stood together admiring the accomplishments of our favorite hockey team and taking a photo in front of the Holy Grail of Hockey. Thanks Dave & God Bless.

David Jones

It is with great sadness that my wife Natalie and I hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts go out to his wife and family. He will be very missed. I had the privelage of working with Dave for many years at DMI pulp in Peace River. A person you liked to be around. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend his ceremony due to our current health issues.

James Gordon

So sorry to hear the bad news . I new Dave for many years as I worked for Cobra at the mill. Dave was a very quiet spoken person ,and was always helpful in any situation. He will be missed by so many people. Great people are taken away much too soon in life. As you know, Dave was an awesome man.

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