David Appalsammy was called to our Lord on May 8th, 2021.
He is survived by his wife: Sewarey (Radhika) Appalsammy, daughters Sarah and Sheena, sons in law Khalid Baksh and Alvin Mahadeo, and 6 grand children: Saleem, Isabella, Samina, Joshua, Kristal and Valencia.
David was born in Berbice, Guyana on November 26th, 1952 to the late Luke and Evelyn Appalsammy.
He was the 9th child of 12. The Twins (decease), Ralph (decease), Jacob (decease), Alvin (decease), Yvonne (decease), Amy, Neville, Martin, Esther, and Emmanuel.
David attended J.B Cropper Elementary School up to form 6. He did construction work with family and friends in Guyana. He also worked at Nabbi in Georgetown bending steel for the Teachers Training College that was under construction at the time. David was a talented tradesman that benefited him when he migrated to Canada in 1976. When he arrived in Toronto he quickly got a job as a maintenance engineer for the jewelry factory, Coro Canada Inc.
In 1979, he got married to Sewarey and became the son in law of the late Willi and Ida Rambharose. At this time, he also became the brother-in-law to: Asha (decease), Shanta, Kamla, Viji, Devika, Guytri, Sabie and Mukesh.
In 1997, David went back to school and got his diploma in welding. He loved this trade since he was in Guyana and now he was able to make it his occupation.
David loved to travel to the United States a lot. He often visited New York and Florida on vacation and for any occasions. He went on a few cruises, which took him to Bahamas, and a few other Caribbean Islands. He also went on family road trips. One trip was going to Orlando Florida with stopping off in Nashville Tennessee, and touring there. Another was going for vacation to Prince Edward Island and going through the Maritimes. Just to name a few.
He was a hard worker that had 2 jobs to provide for this family until he got sick in 2007. This left him unable to return to the workforce, but he was still able to do things at home while helping with all his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Although his health was complicated he was a fighter and didn’t let that bring him down and was able to stay with us for another 14 years.
Although David was, sick he tried his very best to continued to attend church and church events. He made sure his family and himself were always well dressed.
David was a man that loved family and friends. He had a magnetic personality and loved to entertain. He also had a love for music, dancing, cooking and was always the life of party.
He was a loving husband, a wonderful father, father in law and grandfather. He was a kind hearted, generous person, who always looked out for others and was always there to lend a helping hand.
We will miss him dearly. Those who were lucky enough to know him will feel his absence. He was truly a gift from God.
Virtual Viewing for Pine Hill Cemetery Tues. May 18th 2021 for 4 to 8 pm.
Virtual Funeral Service Wed. May 19th 2021 10 to 11 am.