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Born: Jan 17, 1957

Date of Passing: Apr 26, 2020

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David Patrick Negus, born January 17, 1957, in Toronto, Ontario, died on April 26, 2020, in Winnipeg.
He leaves behind his spouse and partner of 41 years, Debra Vanance; sister, Donna Negus of Toronto; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Allison Scott of Kenora; niece-in-law, Amber Scott-Diakow (Stephen); great-nephew, Vaughn Diakow; great-niece, Juliette Diakow - all of Winnipeg; nephew-in-law, Brian Scott (Kylie) of Okotoks, Alberta; and great-niece and nephew, Avea and Anderson. He was predeceased by his parents, Annie and Donald Negus.
Dave spent the first 11 years of his work life in human resources at what was Dominion Bridge, before returning to law school at the University of Manitoba. He graduated in 1994, and thereafter articled at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson, where he practiced labour and employment law, and continued on as partner in the merged firm of MLT Aikins.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral or Celebration of Life.
If you wish, you may honour his life with a donation to the charity of your choice or any of the following: Catholic Foundation of Manitoba, Canadian Food Grains Bank, or the Mennonite Central Committee Canada.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Deb, I just learned of this today. Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Arle Jones (Colleague) on: May 22, 2020

  • Hi Deb I am just reading this now. I am so sorry for your loss and want to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. Take good care, Greg - Posted by: Greg Reid (Colleague of Debra) on: May 18, 2020

  • Hello Deb, Recently I learned of your husband's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I can't imagine how difficult a time this is for you. Please take care. Luella - Posted by: Luella Lee (Former colleague and friend to Debra.) on: May 12, 2020

  • I met Dave at the Bar Admission Course in 1994, was his colleague at Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson for a period of time, and over the years have come to call him a friend and to rely on his wise legal counsel. It was not possible to dislike Dave. He approached life and labour with humour, grace, and decency. A gentleman. Someone to emulate. I will miss Dave, but I won’t forget him or his way. Thank you Dave! My sincere condolences to his spouse Debra, his family, and those for whom his departure has left a void, including his colleagues at MLT Aikins. - Posted by: Graham Robson (Colleague and Friend) on: May 02, 2020

  • Dave was a co worker from the DB days and I had the pleasure of his humor and wit during the Dominion Bridge alumna golf tournaments. later on Dave professionally helped with a severance negotiation and we shared old DB tales. Rest in peace Dave. - Posted by: Greg Helm (Dominion bridge coworker) on: May 02, 2020

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