David Arbo

Obituary of David Arbo

Arbo, David John

Dave loved God and his family. While Dave will always be remembered for his strong grip, his pinky shakes and his generous spirit, he would most want to be remembered for the way God’s love changed his life.

Dave proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces enlisting in 1956. He was a member of the Canadian Guards Regiment serving in Germany from 1957-1959, in Cyprus from 1965-1966 and then in the Royal Canadian Regiment posted in Petawawa until his retirement as a Sergeant (CD).

Peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in his 79th year. Devoted husband of Sally (nee Urquhart). Loving father of Emily, Bethany (Doug), Julie (Chuck), Gord (Lisa) and Janet (John). Dear grandfather of Jamie-Lea, Joe, Elyse, Michael, Brock, and Ashton, and eagerly anticipating the arrival of baby Battista great-grandfather of Isaac. Cherished brother of Shirley (late Norm), Bernice, Reggie (Sharron), Marilyn (late Roger), David Lahue and brother-in-law Raymond. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Olive Urquhart. Predeceased by his father Gordon Arbo (Enid ) and his mother Gertrude Harlton, his father-in-law Frank Urquhart, his siblings Gord and Edie and his two infant daughters Ruth Anne and Rebecca. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Free Methodist Church, Smiths Falls on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the sanctuary on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11 o'clock.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Free Methodist Church - Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.