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DAVID PRICE

Born: Nov 09, 1952

Date of Passing: Oct 12, 2018

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DAVID PRICE November 9, 1952 - October 12, 2018 David Sidney Price (AKA Beanie) passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Left to cherish David's memory are his wife, Ingrid Price; children, Tyson Price, Rysleah Price, Aurora Price, Neils Kaczoroski, Matthew Bilous, and Elayna Bilous; grandchildren, Alexander, Hayden and Lucas Kaczoroski, Issabella Livingston, Zinnia Calverley, and Rain Price; brother to Cecil Price Jr., Frances Gboizo, Ronald Price, Louise Price. He was predeceased by his parents, Caesar (Cecil) Price Sr. and Lear (Leila) Montgomery. Born in New York, NY, 1952 in the borough of Manhattan. David grew up in the city, the middle child of five. Even from a young age he showed the patience, kindness and joy that so many people admire about him today. David graduated from Haaren High School in June of 1971 and his basketball skills took him on a journey ending up in Oklahoma. Eventually being brought to Brandon, Manitoba, Canada by Jerry Hemmings to become the first American recruited Brandon University Bobcat (1975-1976) also playing for the University of Calgary Dinos (1976-1979). In his time playing University ball he was an All-Canadian twice and a Gpac all-star. David settled in Winnipeg and quickly became a popular face in the community coaching baseball, basketball, as well as reffing and umping throughout the province. He also had his own painting company Priceless Painting and Decorating. David Price was seen at most every Manitoba sporting event sideline cheering/coaching. From his section O seats watching and cheering/dancing for the goldeyes, getting massages from Goldie to his regular Blue Bomber seats, also cheering on the Moose and the Jets. From junior high to the university level he was always cheering/coaching even while reffing basketball. David was a sideline staple at the Westman Classic every year as well as every other tournament in the city of Winnipeg. He was an important figure in everything he did and such a mentor for all young and old. David was everyone's favourite ref, ump, painter, usher, volunteer and all-around human being. If you grew up in the Rouge, you would often see him in the neighborhood, bigger than life talking to everyone. He would always take the time out of his day to just say hello, and make you feel special. David Price would always selflessly put his needs behind the needs of others. He enjoyed his time on and off the courts, touching each life he came into contact with. David took great pride in his community, and Lord Roberts Community Centre was another home, where he volunteered his time to mentor the new generation. Among other places, David was a longtime referee with the Manitoba Basketball Association, volunteered at Rainbow Stage, volunteered at The Meeting Place, and for the Immigrant Centre of Winnipeg just to name a few. He was a member of the KPAC, Winnipeg 1 and MBOA officials associations and worked games from the youth community level up to the MCAC College level and everything in between. He volunteered his time as a coach at a variety of levels and as an official with the Balling for the Cure Basketball Tournament and Special Olympics Manitoba among others. Our family has decided to start this fundraiser (gofundme/David-Price-memorial), so that his honour may live on in the community he loved so dear. We would like all the funds to be donated to Lord Roberts Community Centre in David Price's name. Hopefully even naming the gym after him. Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, New York, and the world will always remember David Price and he will be missed by all. A celebration of David's life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at The Meeting Place, 139 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 20, 2018

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Rysleah and family. We are so saddened to hear of your Dads passing. David was such a fun and lovely man. May find memories keep you comforted at this time. Lori and Bob - Posted by: Lori Reilly (Friend) on: Dec 16, 2018

  • David was the kind of person who made friends everywhere he went. He was kind, caring, supportive and one of the most positive people we have ever met. We knew him from the Goldeyes games, and always were happy to see him and Ingrid there, as you knew it was going to be a party!!!!! Our sincere condolences to Ingrid and the entire family, may you find comfort in your memories and love for each other. Sincerely Debbie & Tony (friends from Section O) - Posted by: Debbie Adamchuk & Tony Karpinsky (friends) on: Oct 27, 2018

  • David was a beautiful soul who I met through his wife Ingrid my former co-worker. When David and Ingrid walked in any room they brightened everyone’s hearts with their huge hugs. At our staff Christmas parties they were the ones who always got the dance floor party started. When you meet people in your life who lift your spirits with kindness, love and smiles. David’s waere contagious. He never forgot to come and say hello and before he left it was always finished with a huuuuuuge hug. May the family find comfort in knowing what a kindred spirit David was and how he will be forever in God's arms. May peace be with you. - Posted by: Tammy Jonasson (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2018

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I had the pleasure of officiating him while he was a member of the Brandon Bobcats... and I have much enjoyed Dave’s company and his effervescent presence even more so when I had the chance to referee with him. Dave truly was “one of the good guys”! - Posted by: Rick Lambert (Officiating colleague) on: Oct 25, 2018

  • I first met David in late 1981 at the Red Pepper Disco (Royal Oak Inn Hotel) in Brandon, Manitoba where we both worked, he always new how to make everyone laugh and lift their spirits. Always very caring and kind and loved his children. So sorry for your great loss Ingrid and to the family! - Posted by: Amneh Ammoura (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2018

  • Dave you were a great guy and friend, who will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Darlene (friend co/worker) on: Oct 22, 2018

  • I had the pleasure of meeting David and Ingrid in the 90s while an usher of the meeting place. We belonged to the same small group and they generously painted my office when I first opened up a massage clinic on Broadway Avenue. David was bigger than life; friendly, enthusiastic, fun, animated, beaming with energy, and hard-working. He was down to earth, kind and very caring. I rubbed shoulders with him at Rainbow Stage, at the meeting place at Bob and Bonnie Booth's, in his own backyard and at Shaw stadium. He knew how to have a good time! Thanks David for your joie de vivre! May God's peace and loving memories of David soothe our aching hearts and minds. Sincerely, Alan Hare - Posted by: Alan Hare (Friend ) on: Oct 21, 2018

  • Ingrid, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. David's personality was huge, his humour infectious and he cared so much about others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate through this difficult time. - Posted by: Terry and Nancy (Bonne) Frejuk (Friend) on: Oct 21, 2018

  • I will miss you Buddy - Posted by: Dale (Co worker) on: Oct 20, 2018

  • So sorry to see your loss Family thoughts are with you and your kids XXOO Carolyn - Posted by: Carolyn Mackenzie (Cousin in law) on: Oct 20, 2018

  • David will be solely missed by many. My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gail Hill (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2018

  • I first met David in May 2002 as a painter. Soon after, I met his wife and we became friends. David and Ingrid are such good people. I know how much he did for others, in all walks of life, and I know I shall miss him. I pray for peace and comfort to all David's family. Ingrid, please know you are in my prayers, thoughts and love. - Posted by: Diane Turner (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2018

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