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ERIC WARREN DAVIES
Born: Dec 18, 1946
Date of Passing: Jul 03, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
ERIC WARREN DAVIES
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Warren Davies on July 3, 2020, at the age of 73.
He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Tammy and Shaunna (Troy); stepsons, David, Guy (Jess) and Keith (Leslie); grandchildren, Chelsea, Paige, Tyler, Matthew, Tyson, Madison, Jack, Holly, Haven, Josie Mae, Rachel and Stevie; and nephews, Chad (Pam), Todd (Melanie) and Reid.
Eric was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on December 18, 1946 and was raised in Kelwood.
He was predeceased by his loving partner of 32 years, Donna Mae Mulligan, his parents, Bill and Lucille and his brothers, Leonard and Bruce.
Eric received his Diesel Mechanic and Highway Tractor Maintenance Certificate from MIT in 1969 and became a Journeyman in 1974. He worked as a mechanic in Winnipeg and Lynn Lake, Manitoba. In 1975 Eric and his family moved back to Kelwood where he started his own custom grain hauling business, Davies Trucking.
In 1987, Eric moved back to Winnipeg and went to work at Gardewine North as the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor. A couple of years later, purchased land next to his dad's farm near Kelwood and continued to be a weekend farmer for the next 10 years.
His love of diesel mechanics continued throughout his life. He rebuilt many trucks and was always willing to lend a hand when someone needed help fixing a truck.
Dad made many lifelong friends throughout the years. We are very grateful for the support that so many of them provided him, up to and including his final battle with cancer.
As per Dad's wishes, there will be no funeral service.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
My condolences go out to Tammy and Shaunna and family. Eric was more a big brother than a boss, and my talent for getting my ass in trouble, was always covered by him. Very few will realize the enormous amount of knowledge that was lost with Eric's passing, but I can assure you it is no less than a couple of life times. I will greatly miss him, rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Rick Nawolski (Friend and co- worker) on: Jul 23, 2020
Tammy & Shaunna & families--sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. I can remember not being very old and your dad was building a truck in our shop at the time --a Western Star "glider" as they were called-red in colour if my memory Is correct-I know for sure it was a Western Star..Fast forward to 1996 when I bought 2 new 1996 Western Stars and your dad happened to come by the yard not long after I got them and made the comment--these things look about as aerodynamic as the shipping crate they came in and I said yep as a matter of fact they even re-used the crate from yours when you built yours in our shop--well that shut him right up cause I don't think he would have ever thought I would have remembered that. We still had a few good laughs over that many years later. Your dad will be greatly missed by all he crossed paths with cause he was always willing to lend a hand or give advice when & where it was needed. Rest assured he is in a much better place now and back together with Donna .. Condolences from The Roche Family - Posted by: Bruce Roche (Family friends) on: Jul 11, 2020
Although we only knew Eric a short few years, his smiling face and friendly waves will be missed. Our deepest condolences to his entire family. Dave & Linda - Posted by: Linda & Dave Vogt (Neighbors ) on: Jul 11, 2020
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