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LETTERS: Nunavut January 10, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Memorial service in Iqaluit Jan. 11, 2 p.m. for David William Roberts

"Rest in peace David, we miss you."

A memorial service for David William Roberts will be held Jan. 11, 2 p.m. at St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral in Iqaluit. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A memorial service for David William Roberts will be held Jan. 11, 2 p.m. at St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral in Iqaluit. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ROBERTS William, David

Justice of the Peace; Alcohol Committee; Transportation Programs, EDT Government of Nunavut; Weather Observer; Canadian North Ticket Agent — Pond Inlet, Nunavut and Resolute Bay, NWT-Nunavut.

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at the Ottawa General Hospital — our dear David passed away suddenly.

He is predeceased by his parents Denis and Margaret Roberts. Dave is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Allakariallak Roberts, his daughter Amanda Gaudrault (Robert), Thomas D. Roberts, his other children, Madeleine Allakariallak (Romeyn), Benjamin Allakariallak (Kristal) and Lucas Allakariallak.

David has seven grandchildren and one on the way; he leaves three brothers Ed, Ken and Ron, and sister Kate; multiple cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles.

A memorial service will be held at St. Jude’s Anglican Cathedral in the city of Iqaluit on Jan. 11, 2014 at 2 p.m.

A reception will be held at house 2454 following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart Institute Foundation in Ottawa and would be greatly appreciated.

Upon David’s request he was cremated and his cremated remains will be spread in Resolute Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut and at Rivers, Man.

On behalf of our family: the Allakariallak’s and Roberts, we would like to give sincere thanks to the staff of Qikiqtaaluk Regional Hospital in Iqaluit; the ICU staff at the Ottawa General Hospital; the director of the Kelly Funeral Home in Ottawa; the Government of Nunavut’s departments of Economic Development and Transportation and Culture and Heritage; Canadian Airlines; First Air; Dr. McIntyre; Dr. A Fong; Dr. MacBeth; all doctors involved at both hospitals; Kivalliq Air; and the pediatric crew of Nunavut. 

Thank you so much to family and friends who promptly took action to travel to Ottawa for moral support, especially our niece Brenda Eckalook, who hurried to the ICU to be with Dave at his last moments.

Nakurmiik to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association as well as well as to Dave’s co-workers and the residents of Pond Inlet and friends in Resolute Bay.

Rest in peace David, we miss you.

Madeleine Allakariallak

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