David George Alary Gellatly
September 22, 1957 – April 22, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David George Alary Gellatly on April 22, 2020 at the age of 62 in Point Roberts.
Born September 22, 1957 in Vancouver, Canada and schooled at St. George’s Preparatory, he eventually moved to Point Roberts, Washington where he chose to make his home. Being both a U.S. citizen and maintaining his Canadian roots, David was a good citizen to both.
David is survived by his beloved children Kaitlyn Sydney and Jordan David, his life partner Tamra Hansen, mother Yvette A. Gellatly, sister Yvette M. Gellatly, niece Alicia Garside and nephew David Garside. He is predeceased by his father, George Smith Gellatly in 1978, for whom he held the highest affection and regard.
David was devoted to his family, and much loved and cherished by his children. David was a good friend to many and had a profound sense of civic pride and duty.
David served in his native Canada as a volunteer firefighter and then the community of Point Roberts as volunteer fireman, fire chief and, finally, as fire commissioner.
David’s dedication to family and friends is a rare quality that will be missed by those who knew him and those he served in the community. David never stopped believing in helping, and was committed to making Point Roberts a better place.
David was a fierce advocate for both his family and Point Roberts and faced challenges head on with both thoughtfulness and action. David was a problem solver, always looking for middle ground and a sensible solution.
David’s work ethic may have come from his love of hockey. David was an avid club hockey player for most of his life and loved the game and his teammates. He shared his love of the game with his children and had them on skates from an early age.
David remains respected by his business associates, employees, neighbors and many others in Point Roberts. David would help without hesitation or need of recognition. He leaves behind a hole in our hearts but, as he was so fond of saying, “Carry on.”
A celebration of life to be announced at a later date.