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David Gabruch of Saskatoon, SK passed away peacefully on August 23, 2017 at the age of 62 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. David was born on October 26, 1954 in North Battleford, SK and was raised on the family mixed farm at High Gate, just west of Battleford, SK. He graduated from the U of S with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976. In October 1978 he married Sonja Aarrestad and together they raised three children, Angela, Ian and Pamela. David spent the majority of his professional career with the Saskatchewan government, but his heart was never far from the farm, often returning to help with harvest or tour his cow herd. David had many hobbies. He had a passion for motorcycles and he and Sonja toured most of Canada and the United States on his Honda GoldWing. When his health became such that he could no longer ride, he took up woodworking and loved to craft things for his family. David was a quiet man of strong faith and loved to minister to the local and universal Body of Christ. David is survived by Sonja, his loving wife of 38 years; his children Angela (Errol) Vaadeland and their children Gauge, Alixandra, Kassidy and a fourth grandchild due this fall, Ian and Pamela; his mother Lois (Hallett) Gabruch and siblings Alvin, Wendy (George) Snoke, John (Barb), Tammie (Gary) Fischer and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. David was predeceased by his father Joseph Gabruch, his parents-in-law Aadne and Gladys (Amundson) Aarrestad and nephew Jeremy Gabruch. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Sharon Schools, 801 Airport Road, North Battleford, SK. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myeloma Canada (www.myelomacanada.ca), 1255 TransCanada, Suite 160, Dorval, QC H9P 2V4 or Global Missions Inc., Box 934, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Z3.

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