David Gazey – July 17, 1940 ~ June 30, 2023
In the early morning hours of June 30, David passed peacefully at home at the age of 82 after a brief stay in hospital. David is survived by his devoted wife Alice with whom he has shared the past 41 years, his son Daryl (who now lives in Calgary) and step-son Chris. Born to parents Harry and Alice Gazey, David along with his younger sister Carolyn (predeceased) grew up in East York spending his summers in Innisfil, ON, where he would eventually call home.
David made a career as a firefighter, following in his father’s footsteps, for North York rising to the role of captain before his early retirement.
Dedicated Fire Captain in North York, Ontario for 29 years. David began his career on the 16th of November 1964, and retired on the 31st of January 1993. He enjoyed 30 years of retirement. David will be missed by his family, all those that knew him, and the members of North York Fire that worked with him.
David enjoyed his retirement and could often be found out on his motorcycle during the summer months. During the winter months David quickly embraced the life of a snowbird travelling to the Dunedin area of Florida each year, but not before Thanksgiving dinner with his family, competing with his sister Carolyn to see who could fill their plate first.
More recently David gave up his motorcycle for a lawn tractor, cutting lawns in the neighbourhood, sometimes chatting more than cutting, except Sundays, which were reserved for breakfast at McDonalds. David could be found evenings with the TV on in his favorite chair being an avid fan of action movies and following the details of every case of Judge Judy. David will be missed by many for his social phone calls or chats on the porch.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in David’s memory to the War Amps www.http://waramps.ca David is in the care of the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge St., Innisfil, Ont.
Arrangements for a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. https://www.innisfilfuneralhome.ca/obituary/David-Gazey Rest in Peace Brother Gazey
Deepest condolences go out to his family and friends from all our Fire Fighter Retiree Groups.
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 3888