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Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2019

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After a courageous battle with cancer, Dave passed away on September 19, 2019 at the age of 57 years.
He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Lisa; sons, Jeff and Doug; brothers, Gordon (Thelma) and Harvey (Rolly); sister Donna (Rodney); mother-in-law Sylvia Eagleton; brothers-in-law, Don (Kelly) and David (Rachel); sisters-in-law, Lori (Rob) and Linda (Rollie); numerous nephews, nieces and cousins, as well as his furry companions, Teemu and Autumn. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Betty Williams.
Dave, aka Tiger, grew up in Austin, Manitoba, a place that remained near and dear to his heart. It continued to be the site of many gatherings with family and friends, full of fun and laughter. He later moved to Portage la Prairie and then settled in Winnipeg. Dave worked for the Winnipeg School Division for over 25 years dealing with at-risk youth. He loved his job and took pride in being able to help others and make a difference in their lives. He also owned a satellite business for many years which took him all over Manitoba. He very much enjoyed meeting and talking to people and, as a result, made many new friends.
Dave loved the outdoors and spent many enjoyable hours camping, hiking, gardening, golfing and hanging out with family at the lake. He also loved to travel. There were numerous road trips across Canada and the States, first with Lisa and later including the boys. He enjoyed vacations to Florida and more recently Cuba and Mexico. From a young age, Dave had a passion for music, particularly rock. He always had tunes playing and attended dozens of concerts over the years. Dave was extremely passionate about sports. He grew up playing many different types, continuing to play baseball well into his adult years. He was always very involved with his sons' athletic pursuits, spending countless hours as both spectator and coach. Dave's 'man cave' was the envy of many.
We wish to thank our family, friends, neighbours and co-workers for their incredible love and support throughout this difficult time. It meant the world to us all. We also want to thank the staff at Grace Hospice for their care and compassion during Dave's final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Grace Hospice, care of the Grace Hospice Foundation.
All are invited to attend a celebration of Dave's life which will be held at Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry, located at 1824 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m.

"The song has ended,
but the melody lingers on..."--

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 28, 2019

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • My condolences to Lisa, Jeff and Doug. David will be missed by many. A great guy gone too soon. - Posted by: Muriel Suggitt (Cousin) on: Oct 01, 2019

  • Harvey, Andrew and I will miss you. You were always full of life and very proud of Lisa and the boys. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Rolande Williams (Sister-in law) on: Oct 01, 2019

  • Paul and I were shocked and saddened by Dave's passing. Lisa, you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Lesley and Paul (Friends) on: Sep 30, 2019

  • My condolances to David's family on his death. It has been many years since I have seen David, and did not know that he was ill. My thoughts are with his family. I remember David as a young boy in grade four, in Austin Elementary school. At the time my name was Beryl Dennis, so some of the family will remember me by that name. Remember all the good times that you have had together, and keep his memory in your heart. - Posted by: Beryl Henders (David's Grade four teacher) on: Sep 30, 2019

  • Dave always worked for the betterment of the students and gave his all. It is very sad that life has taken him from his own family. - Posted by: Bruce Urquhart (Co-worker) on: Sep 29, 2019

  • Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Valerie Alderson (Classmate ) on: Sep 29, 2019

  • Dave was an active and very giving member of our Youth Justice team. Always in a good mood, he loved working w/youth and was always looking for new ways to connect and build relationships. A pleasure to work with, he will sadly be missed. Condolences to the family! - Posted by: Rick Smith (Colleague @ WSD) on: Sep 29, 2019

  • My sincerest condolences, David was a very kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. - Posted by: Betty Smith (Family friends) on: Sep 29, 2019

  • I’m really sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I used to look after Jeff and Doug when they were young. Dave was a good guy and very family oriented. - Posted by: Jayne Paradis (Former Daycare) on: Sep 28, 2019

  • Offering Dave's family my condolences and sympathy. Dave was a great guy with an incredible spirit. This is a difficult time and hope the good memories will soon come to the surface to help ease your pain. - Posted by: Larry Joyce (Coworker) on: Sep 28, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss, I remember Austin days and at Sprudedale camp. - Posted by: Anita Ahluwalia ( Nunn) (From Austin ) on: Sep 28, 2019

  • He was a wonderful & loving husband & father to his boys. I will miss him terribly. - Posted by: Rachel Eagleton (Sister-in-law ) on: Sep 28, 2019

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