elevated jQv5a September 17, 1936 ~ October 27, 2019
elevated jQv5a Visitation
Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
elevated jQv5a Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated jQv5a Funeral Service
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
elevated jQv5a Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated jQv5a Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated jQv5a Obituary
elevated jQv5a David Arthur Gissing was born on September 17, 1936 to William and Annie Gissing in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. He had a humble upbringing with one brother and two sisters – Eric, Maureen, and Joyce.
elevated jQv5a At the peak of his profession he was the Chief Engineer of Hong Kong Electric, through its coal and nuclear power generation. Engineering certainly represented his character and passion, as a life-long hobbyist of locomotives, building model train sets, waking up early each morning to watch, wave, and catalogue the trains and railcars that rode by. David was a loving, humorous, intelligent, logical, and polished individual – a true gentlemen as fits the definition – sprinkling everyone with English humour and short stories.
elevated jQv5a Left to honour David and remember his love are three siblings, four children, grandkids and beloved wife of 37 years – Catherine.