David Adrian Selby

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    • David Adrian Selby

    We regret to advise of the death of David Adrian Selby, peacefully, at Sainte-Anne's Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC on 24 November 2016 at the age of 91 years. David was proud to have served in the Royal Canadian Engineers as a commissioned officer.

    Born in Toronto, David's family moved to Montreal in his early teen years.  He was a professor in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University for over thirty-five years and a consulting civil engineer.  The “Professor David Selby SURE Award in Sustainable Engineering” was established in 2014 in honour of Professor Emeritus David Selby who, through his teaching and exemplary conduct, instilled in his students the importance of integrity and intellectual honesty in their personal and professional activities.  This Award was established to support students involved in research projects conducted through the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design.

    Throughout his life, David sought to serve others through his work with The Gideons, Welcome Hall Mission and several other Christian organizations.  He received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for his significant contributions and achievements and to recognize his dedication to service to his fellow citizens, their community and their country.

    Visitation will take place at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Bethel Baptist Church (3060 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 1P8) on Thursday, 1 December at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Smiths Falls, ON on 2 December at 2:00 p.m. A reception will be held after the burial at Lannin Funeral Home (32 Main St. E., Smiths Falls, ON).

    Donations may be made to the Welcome Hall Mission (Montreal, QC) and Gideon's International in Canada. Condolences can be sent on-line.  {khNov2016} [zsd, zri]