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DAVE MADDOCKS

Born: Sep 10, 1962

Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2020

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DAVE MADDOCKS
September 10, 1962 - January 10, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Dave is survived by his loving wife, Rose, and wonderful children, Stuart and Kathleen. His loss is greatly felt by his mother Carol and stepfather Mike, father Ray and stepmother Sylvia, as well as brothers, Chris and Stuart and their families. Dave is also mourned by extended family in Canada, England, Scotland, and Australia.
Dave was an immensely talented and caring person. He was a graphic designer, a teacher, and an extraordinarily gifted artist. He expressed his artistic talent in his paintings, drawings, photography and snow carvings. He just started a new career as a visual arts teacher and took great pleasure in passing his love of art to his students. Dave had a passion for the outdoors which led to countless canoeing and camping trips and a deep commitment to youth as a Scout leader. Dave had a tender heart which he expressed through his love for all animals, both big and small. He was a loyal friend and a trusted and esteemed colleague. Above all else he was devoted to his family, all of whom will miss him forever.
His family sends their heartfelt love and thanks to everyone who visited Dave in hospital and those who held him in their thoughts.
Also, special thanks to the amazing staff at the Health Sciences Centre who worked tirelessly to provide the best care for him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society in memory of Dave.
As per Dave's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time with an announcement of date and location to come.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.

Glen Lawn Funeral Home
204-982-7550

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • Dave was not only a colleague, but a great mentor. Our thoughts are with his family. - Posted by: Derek Brown (Former Colleague) on: Feb 17, 2020

  • Dave was a wonderful coworker and friend. I loved his sense of humour, his gifted talent, and his kindness. He was always upbeat and ready to take on any new challenge. No matter the length of time between seeing each other it was always like yesterday. I appreciated him and will miss him - another special person taken too soon!!❤️ - Posted by: Patty Black (Coworker) on: Feb 10, 2020

  • Dear Rose, I’m so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Dave sounds like he was a wonderful person and love for him and memories of him will live in all of you forever. Sending you love and hugs during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Leslie Milne (Friend) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • I was very upset to learn about Dave's untimely passing. Dave and his brothers Stu & Chris came into our lives in the summer of 1976 when they visited their father (Ray) & stepmother (Sylvia) next door to us on Victory Place. We (my brother Jimmy & me) would always look forward to their return visits every summer even though our family moved 2 streets over. I recall it was a great surprise when Dave greeted us at our door one winter day out of the blue - Dave had decided to attend high school in Winnipeg. Dave was an great inspiration artistically & otherwise. I have fond memories of spending many summer days with the Maddocks brothers - a lot of them at the local pool. I would still run into Dave periodically in recent years and he would always bring me up to speed with his life & family's events. My deepest sympathies & prayers go out to Rose, Kathleen & Stuart, Ray, Sylvia, Chris, Stu, Carol & Mike and anyone else I missed who held Dave close to their heart. You will be greatly missed Dave. - Posted by: Lindsay Forsyth (Friend) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • Dave,you touched so many lives with kindness and compassion. You were the brother I didn't have. You will never be forgotten by our family and will be eternally loved. - Posted by: Heather Sharpe (Sister in law) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • I remember Dave, Stuart and Chris joining the Victory Place family in the summers as they spent time with Ray and Sylvia. Dave was closer to my age and I remember Dave as a kind, good natured and artistic guy. We bumped into each other a couple of times after high school and it was always a wonderful as we reconnected. I know that Dave's family is going to miss him dearly. My condolences to Ray and Sylvia, Chris and Stuart. - Posted by: Jill Mathez (friend) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • Dave was a special soul he was a good friend to all. - Posted by: Shannon Pagan Henwood (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • I would like to offer my condolences and deepest sympathy to Dave’s family — what a great loss. I was unaware that Dave was not well and I would have visited him in the hospital, so again I’m so sorry Dave if only I knew. I will always remember the positive, artistic, talented, animal loving great person you were, may you be Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Jane Olijnek (Friends ) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • Dave was the best guy I ever worked with. He made me a better photographer. A true talent that will be missed. - Posted by: Peter Rohde / Metro Studio (Friend and co-worker on many projects) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • Enjoyed Dave’s company very much. Dane and I started at Morris school as new teachers together. We immediately hit it off and enjoyed some great conversations over the last few years. We attempted to collaborate to support my Alternative students. He supported my own children in their art endeavours. Mostly I’ll miss our time on Fridays swapping stories at Luc’s. - Posted by: Shannon Leflar & the Leflar family (Colleague/student ) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • To Carol, Mike and all of David’s family, we offer our heartfelt condolences to you. We can only imagine the sadness and loss you are experiencing at the passing of your beloved David. Know that we are thinking of you and we hope you will find comfort in each other and in the special memories of times you spent with David. Love from Sheila and Lloyd - Posted by: Sheila and Lloyd Keeping (Friends of Carol and Mike) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I was an Educational Assistant in Dave’s art room. He was patient with our mutual students and me and greatly enthused with our accomplishments. He encouraged me personally with my artistry. His skill was in challenging students to find careers in art and introduced them to the variety of options they had outside of high school. He gave his own example and also of his vast network of colleagues and friends. He was humble and humorous, a storyteller who noticed everyone. I’m so glad his beloved wife encouraged him to take up teaching and that he did so in our school. He made it clear he proud of his wife and children. Every single time I see a snow sculpture Dave Maddocks will come to mind. We will miss you. - Posted by: Lorilee Scharfenberg (Colleague) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I was an Educational Assistant in Dave’s art room. He was patient with our mutual students and me and greatly enthused with our accomplishments. He encouraged me personally with my artistry. His skill was in challenging students to find careers in art and introduced them to the variety of options they had outside of high school. He gave his own example and also of his vast network of colleagues and friends. He was humble and humorous, a storyteller who noticed everyone. I’m so glad his beloved wife encouraged him to take up teaching and that he did so in our school. He made it clear he proud of his wife and children. Every single time I see a snow sculpture Dave Maddocks will come to mind. We will miss you. - Posted by: Lorilee Scharfenberg (Colleague) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Our condolences to Rose and family. So sorry to hear about Dave. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. - Posted by: Steve and Bonnie Sharpe (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Due to my family living in Scotland, I only met Dave on a few occasions but it was a true pleasure to have done so. He always put us first when we visit let’s Canada and nothing was too much trouble. Taken far too soon and hopefully he’s now at peace with a big pile of snow to sculpture... - Posted by: Jake Threadgold (Cousins husband) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Jon and I and our kids will miss him and remember him fondly from all the Scouting moments together. Dave was a fantastic person and helped expand our horizons in so many ways with his love of the outdoors. Thoughts and prayers with your family in this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Kim Thorsteinsson (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Great person, he brought so much joy to so many people, through his art, his social activities and family relations, he will be sorely missed by so many people. - Posted by: Mike chapman (Step father) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I will forever miss you my friend and brother. - Posted by: Rowan (Sister in law) on: Jan 18, 2020

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