Former Liberal Cabinet Minister Passes Away

Dave Gilbert, a former Liberal cabinet minister has passed away.

Gilbert was born in 1935. He was 84.

He represented Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1985 to 1995.

The son of John William Gilbert, he was born in Haystack and was educated at Memorial University.

Gilbert took part in the Regular Officer Training Plan of the Royal Canadian Navy.

He later worked for the International Acceptance Corporation and also operated a Ford dealership.

Gilbert served on the town council for Grand Falls.

While an MHA Gilbert served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Works, Services and Transportation.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held from St. James United Church on Thursday, July 4th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.