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Born: Nov 14, 1953

Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2018

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DAVID BRIAN DRAPER November 14, 1953 - August 2, 2018 Peacefully, David left us with his family at his side who were all so important to him. He is survived by his wife Helen; children, David (Tricia), Trisha, Joel (Carolyn) and Josh; siblings Darla, Debbie, Derek (Wendy) and Dale; in-laws Al, Jackie and Karen; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mom Joan and brother Kerry. David grew up in Winnipeg, worked 23 years at CP Rail and owned Draper AutoWorks. He loved renovating with the twins. They lived in Grand Marais two years. He loved working on the cabin, playing music in the garage and looking for a good deal. David always had us laughing with stories. A hard working man, he was very loving and giving. He enjoyed talking about cars. We would like to thank Seven Oaks Palliative Unit for their excellent care. Donations may be made there in his name. To respect his wishes, there will be no funeral. Until we meet again. We love you.
Publish Date: Aug 18, 2018

DAVID BRIAN DRAPER Dave Draper, husband of Helen Draper, passed away on August 2, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 64 years. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to: Rock Fontaine Funeral Director Honour - Respect - Dignity (204) 223-2576 or (866) 499-2601

Publish Date: Aug 9, 2018

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 09, 2018, Aug 18, 2018

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I was looking for a postal code in Grand Marais and new that David and Helen lived out their and came across this and fell on the floor. Helen words cannot send a feeling, however David did work for my father in law and was always willing to help and always flirted with the girls in my office. Sorry cannot explain. - Posted by: Erling Harris (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • My condolences to you Helen and the children, and siblings of the Draper Family. My heart goes out to you all. David will be sadly missed with his great sense of humour, for he was unique and one of a kind. Good bye David for I know I will see you again one day... You never said I'm leaving now You never said goodbye, You were gone before we knew it And only God knew why. In life we all loved you dearly, In death we loved you still, In our hearts you hold a place, That no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone For part of us went with you, The day God took you home… We never said those final words whispered quietly in your ear, It isn't about the final words that were spoken, It is about the love we all feel. It fills our hearts and soul with pain... That We never got to say goodbye…. With broken and sadden hearts We love you and will miss you so dearly… Sometimes you will never know the “true value” of a “ moment” until it becomes a memory…💔😥❤️
 - Posted by: Theresa Desmarais Schmidt (Childhood friend from the 60's) on: Aug 27, 2018

  • Helen, Darla, and family: So shocked to hear of Dave's passing. It wasn't more than 5 or 6 weeks ago we saw him. He was always so full of life and always had a joke to tell. Our deepest condolences! - Posted by: Allan and Jean Coles (Friend) on: Aug 20, 2018

  • Condolences to you & your family, Darla. From Brian & I. - Posted by: Lynda Noble (Childhood friend) on: Aug 19, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to Helen, David Jr & Tricia, Trisha, Josh & Joel in the loss of your husband and father. I am so sad that David's life was cut short, but we know that we will see him again one day in Heaven. May you find strength and comfort in our Lord. Kim - Posted by: Kim (Cousin) on: Aug 16, 2018

  • I’m so sorry Mrs. Draper for your loss. Hugs and more hugs. - Posted by: Tracy (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2018

  • I'm thankful for the time I spent with David in the last weeks of his time. David never skipped a beat and never slowed down for anybody. First gear always. David loved cars since we were kids and went and got one and kept on getting them all his life, he knew what he wanted to do and did it. We were inseparable as kids, went everywhere together morning till night. He always had something for us to do. He was a funny guy and remembered lots and we talked about a lot of it. Like time never passed even when he was tired near the end, he still had his sense of humor lol! We were at every end of the city as kids. We liked Weston the best with cousins and friends a lot of them. Best times ever. I posted David on the Weston Cecil Rhodes site - a lot of people and memories there for David. David spread our time together as kids across the city and I always followed him wherever he wanted to go. David was making deals as kid to his friends who didn't know that. Like the text I got 2 weeks ago said we weren't just family were friends. Thank you Helen Draper for sharing your precious little time you had left with David. George Gege Ross. Time and fate rule us all. - Posted by: George Ross (First cousin) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • David will be greatly missed. He had a sence of humour, always there to lend a hand and we talked for hours. We loved working on cars going to wreakers and getting the jobs done. Dave loved doing renovations on homes and working at the cabin where he loved to be. We had many laughs, lots of stories and great times together. Dave was not only my brother in law but my brother. He will be missed by all of us and It’s with sadness we have lost Dave. Rest In Peace my brother you will be truly missed. - Posted by: Al Johnson and Tamara Johnson (grace and Noah) (Brother in-law, niece, great niece and nephew ) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • A million laughs and thousands of projects discussed. Dave was a huge help to me when I moved to the city. We would sit and talk about every project and find the most economical and best way to finish the job. David had the true gift of joy, he could make everyone smile. I will always remember his kindness to my disabled husband. He unfailingly treated him as the man he was, not the man who had that catastrophic stroke. I know Dave’s passing will impact everyone who ever met him. He will be SO missed. Love to Helen and the family xoxoxox - Posted by: Linda (Friend) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • Derek and I had the privilege of spending many valuable moments with David over the past couple of years - and the last couple of months were indeed a sad but inspiring journey to see how hard David fought to stay with us all. I got to know his fun sense of humor and we shared many laughs. The day I spent at home alone with David a few weeks ago while he was resting at our home will remain a very special memory to me - as having breakfast with David (and Helen) on Derek's 59th birthday in June was to Derek. These times we will treasure. My sincerest condolences to David's immediate and extended family. I will never forget this man and miss him already. RIP... Wendell (what David called me) - Posted by: Wendy Thomason (Spouse of Derek Hanson (sister-in-law)) on: Aug 09, 2018

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