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Born: Aug 12, 1945

Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2014

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DAVID LOVE It is with profound sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of David George Love, on Sunday, March 9, 2014. David was born in Winnipeg on August 12, 1945, and was the eldest child of George and Irene Love. He was predeceased by his father in 2004; his mother in 2008 and his stepmother Pat, in January of this year. David will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife of 44 years, June; sons, Noel and Christian, daughters-in-law Jenny and Sonia; grandchildren Cole, Zoey, Amelie, and stepgrandson Timothy. His grandchildren were the love of his life. He will also be missed by his sisters, Georgie (Tom), Penny (Brian) and Michele (Paul), his mother-in-law Kay, his sister-in-law Karen (Steve), stepsister Linda (Mike) and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. David grew up in East St. Paul, where his first job was as a constable for the East Kildonan Police Department. From there, David had many adventures taking his wife June along with him. In 1984, David and June packed up the boys and left for Toronto to become Salvation Army Officers. They spent six years in Toronto and it was through the Salvation Army that David learned all about addictions. But no training was necessary in his profound quest in being of help to anyone he could reach out to. They left Toronto and returned to Winnipeg to continue their life adventure. He ran his own company, Clean & Sober and was able to help many people. He had also worked in Rockwood Institution and Stony Mountain Penitentiary and believed that everyone deserved a chance at getting life right. He was a bigger than life man who was kind, generous, and had many words of wisdom. He belonged to many organizations; but his crowning achievement was when he became Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, 2009 to 2010. He was also a member of the Khartum Shrine. His Masonic family was of utmost importance to him. David loved working with people but also enjoyed quiet time with June. They loved going for car rides (June drove) and going out for dinner. As a Christian man, he believed in the power of God and the power of prayer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on Corydon and Osborne Street. In lieu of flowers, please make an "In Memory of" donation to the United Way of Winnipeg or a charity of your choice. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. 885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 22, 2014

Condolences & Memories (29 entries)

  • I worked with David at Stony Mountain and Rockwood Institutions in the early 90s. I enjoyed our working relationship and always had interesting conversations with him especially in regards to human behaviour. Even after I moved to Edmonton I would try and drop by his office, when I was in the city, just to catch up and grab a quick coffee. Rest in Peace David knowing that you helped many people. - Posted by: Michael J Prendergast (Colleague) on: Jun 17, 2018

  • Thanks Dave, for everything... - Posted by: Adam Donohoe (Client) on: Sep 28, 2014

  • June and family. We send our sincerest condolences. Dave will forever be in our memories as a wonderful man. His voice and singing abilities are second only to his huge heart. We will miss him and continue to pray for you and yours. In Zionism, PDG Chris and Lion Pat - Posted by: Chris & Pat Barnard (Fellow Lions) on: Mar 31, 2014

  • I met Dave during my 2011 federal election campaign in Winnipeg Centre. He was friendly and cheerful and enjoyed talking to people and invite them to take part in our cause. I will always remember Dave's great voice and his ability to turn the words in a conversation into one of many popular songs he knew by heart! Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Allan Wise (Acquaintance ) on: Mar 31, 2014

  • Ruth and I sent our condolences. and Jesus said Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. - Posted by: Ken mcKinney. () on: Mar 30, 2014

  • David helped me out with some words that stuck with me throughout the years it took about at least a year maybe 2 to understand what he had told me and now I know how much that has helped me and will always stick with me hopefully I can reach just a few like you have and I'll be happy David Love you will forever be remembered as a great man with a heart set out to help and will be missed around the world my love and condolences go out to your family - Posted by: Mason Braun (Friend) on: Mar 29, 2014

  • My sympathies to your family. Dave presided over my mother and father's funeral and was a good friend to my parents. Dave was very good to my family when my parents passed away. My condolences. Joe and Laurie Chilelli - Posted by: Laurie Chilelli nee Van der Graaf (Friend of family ) on: Mar 29, 2014

  • June and family. Our deepest condolences on Dave's passing. We have enjoyed many good times and so many wonderful memories. God's blessings and support to you all. - Posted by: Al &carol hadley (Friends) on: Mar 28, 2014

  • June, you are in our thoughts. Ludo was close with Dave, and will miss him. One of our best memories is when "Brother Love" performed our wedding ceremony. I'm so glad we got to spend time with you both at Phil's memorial dinner. - Posted by: Ludolf and Diane Grollé (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2014

  • Condolences to your family. Dave has helped our family emencley, and will always been remembered. Dave has changed our lives forever and we have a lot to be thankful for because of him in our lives. You will be missed. - Posted by: Jennifer and Aaron (Friend ) on: Mar 28, 2014

  • June and family. There is nothing I can say to make this easier, but I send you hugs and strength to get through each day. - Posted by: Rose Mathews ((Sears)) on: Mar 26, 2014

  • Was very sad to hear of Dave's passing. He was one of the nicest, gentlest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was always happy to see people and always had a ready smile. Thoughts and prayers to June and the family. R.I.P. Dave... - Posted by: Kim and Bill Crosby (friends) on: Mar 26, 2014

  • June My condolences to you and your family. David was such a wonderful person!! I am so grateful to have met both of you and for our friendship all those years ago. As time goes by keep those memories of David close to your heart Hugs to you Angela - Posted by: Angela Finney (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2014

  • To June and Family: I deeply sorry for your lost. I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. I do hope, the good memories of Dave will comfort you at this time. Love and Prayers Daisy, Rod and Abigail Villegas. Daisy Villegas (204) 924-4289 - Posted by: Daisy () on: Mar 25, 2014

  • Sincerest condolences to June and family on the loss of HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER. I have known Dave for over 50 years, and have always found him to be a pleasure to be around, and along with all of his attributes a great sense of humour was one of them. - Posted by: Bill zonneveld (Long time friend ) on: Mar 25, 2014

  • Sending our sincerest condolences to the family. David & June were kind enough to attend a small gathering we had a year ago at the sudden passing of our friend Gerry. David gave us his business card and I realized he was located in the the same building as I work, Fort Garry Place. We'd sometimes see each other in the restaurant, where a group of us do the crossword puzzle at morning coffee, and I sometimes go there for lunch. I'd sit with Mr Love and he was so interesting to chat with and get to know. (I told him that his smile reminded me of Della Reese from Touched by an Angel!) At any rate, heaven has gained a new bright shining star. May peace and blessings be with his family. - Posted by: Darlene Overby (friend) on: Mar 24, 2014

  • So sorry for your loss of a wonderful, kind man. He will always be a part of our life as he married us Sept. 15, 2012. Met him though a mutual friend. - Posted by: Joe and Sandy Schmuland (Friend) on: Mar 24, 2014

  • We miss you so much Dad (grandpa) everytime the phone rings it still feels like you calling, to let us know you are on your way to costco, or to invite us over for supper. I feel like you could be around the corner singing a Christmas song no matter what time of year. You were a Wonderful man, stories of you will be told forever to our children. Every time I look at them I will think of you. Love you and good bye. - Posted by: Sonia Nadeau (daughter in law) on: Mar 23, 2014

  • I will miss you forever dad, you were a great teacher and friend. Thanks for the support you showed our (your) family and the love and the fun. You always thought of us first. You were a great dad, love you forever. Zoey and I laid on our backs outside and sent you kisses and love. Zoey saw your star, may you shine for ever. - Posted by: Christian Love (Son) on: Mar 23, 2014

  • My deepest condolences to the family of David Love whom are lucky to have time with a very kind and spiritually generous to everyone who comes to him. - Posted by: Elma (a friend of a friend) on: Mar 23, 2014

  • June and family. Our condolences in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Cherish the memories you have of your loved one. - Posted by: Miranda and Walter Romanyshyn (former neighbour) on: Mar 23, 2014

  • Dave is a very good man we are going to miss him in Manitoba Liberal party. Meetings Dave's advice and support were so much valuable. God bless his soul - Posted by: Peter Bastians (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2014

  • I knew Dave for a long time. We met back when he was a cop in EK where I grew up. We were in and out of each others lives for years after that. I always respected the man for what I felt was a genuine desire to help other people. I was saddened by his passing. - Posted by: Scott Miner (Friend) on: Mar 22, 2014

  • Such a wonderful man, I can still see his smile. My family and I had a wonderful time camping on their lot and always enjoyed how his eyes would light up every time he saw his grandchildren. I will never forget your visits to the daycare and extend my prayers and love to you June, Christian, Sonia, Tim, Zoey, Amelie xo - Posted by: Jessica chisholm and family (family ) on: Mar 22, 2014

  • June, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was one of the few people I knew who did things because they were right, not for any personal gain or influence. Will miss his hearty laugh and booming voice. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Bill - Posted by: Bill McLean (Friend and old Lion's member) on: Mar 22, 2014


  • He showed me "goodness". June and family my deepest condolences, he spoke of all of you often, sharing his beautiful experiences. His generosity of spirit knew no bounds. God bless! “Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” ― Walt Whitman - Posted by: Jo Jensen (Friend ) on: Mar 22, 2014

  • The kindness and comfort you extended to our family in our time of need will never be forgotten. Thank you Dave, rest in peace! - Posted by: Mary Lynne Montgomery & Family () on: Mar 22, 2014

  • Christian, Sonia, Zoey, Amelie and Timothy, May the happy memories of your loved one bring you comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of all of you with love. - Posted by: Ana Nevieri and family (Friend of Christian/Sonia and family) on: Mar 22, 2014

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