David Gerald Turnbull died on January 24th, 2010 aged 81 years. He leaves a wife, six children, eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. David was born in Middlesbrough, England and lived most of his early life in Redcar, Yorkshire. At 16, he started his apprenticeship, as a marine engineer and upon completion of his apprenticeship, started to learn systems planning with Imperial Chemical Industries.
In 1953 David emigrated to Canada and lived in Montreal with his wife and their four children. As a Systems Engineer, David’s expertise was in great demand, and he relocated to Alberta. He also worked as assistant to the Dean of Engineering at Calgary University. After discovering British Columbia David moved here. He worked as a consultant engineer with projects in Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa. His final years were spent in South Surrey.
David will be remembered for living life to its absolute fullest. His generous spirit comforted all who knew him and his insatiable curiosity inspired us to understand the world around us. We miss him and will love him always.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2239 – 152 St., South Surrey on Sunday February 14th at 2 pm.