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David Sylvester
February 2, 1965 - November 17, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">It is with great sadness that I deliver the difficult news of the passing of our incredible colleague and friend, <br />David Sylvester. This is truly a terrible loss for Dave&rsquo;s friends and family, the Mircom family, and the Fire and <br />Life Safety industry at large. <br />As many of you are aware, Dave was diagnosed with the return of Stage-4 cancer approximately one year <br />ago. Over time, this terrible disease wracked his body, but it did not take his brilliant mind and unbreakable <br />spirit until the very last day. Dave passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on Monday, November 17th, 2014. <br />Dave&rsquo;s positive outlook on life, even during the most difficult of times, was inspirational &ndash; even contagious. <br />He was infectious in his enthusiasm, future thinking in his approach to safety, and was genuinely engaged in <br />making the world a better and safer place. He was a truly unique and irreplaceable human being. <br />Dave has always been very passionate about his work, enjoying an impressive career. In the early 1980s, <br />Dave started out installing fire alarm systems as an apprentice electrician, later becoming a Master <br />Electrician/Electronic Technician. Dave gained over 22 years of engineering experience, within fire <br />protection and life safety systems and with related services, as a designer, building systems manager and <br />consultant. Additionally, Dave was a working member of multiple ULC committees and provided instruction <br />for Seneca College&rsquo;s Fire Protection Engineering Program and George Brown College&rsquo;s Electrical Pre-exam <br />training program. Dave&rsquo;s work has been published and he has written countless on-line and in-class courses <br />for the fire alarm industry. <br />Mircom was very lucky to employ an individual such as Dave. In the short two years he has been with the <br />company, Dave set in motion countless positive changes that have helped Mircom and our team grow, <br />improve and expand. We are a better place to work and learn as a result of his impact. <br />Dave leaves behind wife Lucy, and two young daughters, Samantha and Madison. A proud and loving father, <br />Dave wanted nothing more than for his daughters to get the best possible education. Mircom will be making <br />a donation to his daughters&rsquo; education to ensure that Dave&rsquo;s dream comes to fruition. <br />Dave will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. We will no doubt always remember <br />Dave &ndash; our close friend, colleague, and mentor &ndash; with heartfelt fondness and a smile on our faces. <br />Thoughts and prayers, <br />Mark Falbo <br /> <br /> <br />If you would like to learn more about David's accomplishments please copy and paste the following link in your browser address bar. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div>