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Born: Nov 09, 1939
Date of Passing: May 06, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
November 9, 1939 - May 6, 2021
He leaves behind to cherish his memory Eveline (née Berthelette), his loving wife of 62 years, along with their seven children: Dolorès (Perry), Donald, Gilles (Michele), Ginette (Robert), Norbert (Sandra), Denis (Debbie) and Colin (Quetti). Also mourning the loss of their pépère are his twelve grandchildren: Craig, Kyle, Gina, Andrew, Matthew, Lisa, Mélanie, Nathan, Mikayla, Céleste, Talia and Jasmina.
David is predeceased by his parents, James and Germaine Ritchot; he was the eldest of nine children, leaving behind Rachelle (Leland), Norbert (Suzanne), Marcel (Henriette), Madeleine (Ron), Rolande (Richard), Denise (Roger), Emile (Lucy) and Arthur (Janice).
He also leaves behind two brothers-in-law, Aurèle (Carrie) and Claude and three sisters-in-law, Alice, Yvette and Paulette.
Dad was born and raised in Aubigny, MB and lived there for the greater part of his life. While he worked many jobs over the years, his true passions were farming and carpentry. He was a firm believer in working tirelessly and producing quality workmanship. Through his example, his children and grandchildren have mirrored these important values.
Upon retiring and moving to Winnipeg in 2009, Dad immersed himself into volunteerism. He quickly earned the nickname 'Soup King' at Siloam Mission, where he made true friendships while preparing countless warm meals. Dad was presented with a few awards during his 12 years of volunteering, a source of great pride for the entire family.
In Dad's recent years, he also became involved with Morberg House in St. Boniface. Continuing the legacy of 'Soup King,' Dad would bring pots of delicious soups and stews and of course his famous homemade bread and cinnamon buns. His welcoming demeanor fostered meaningful connections with the patrons of Morberg House. He was always willing to give his time, talent, and wisdom to family, friends and the community.
Connaître David, c'était connaître un travailleur et le dévouement, mais aussi de connaître un homme doux et attentif. À ses petits-enfants qui ont eu la bonne chance de l'avoir comme pépère, il était à la fois une présence réconfortante et un aventurier qui leur a fourni de précieux souvenirs sans fin.
Ils ont également toujours su l'amour qu'il avait pour leur mémère à travers ses actions. C'était un privilège pour sa famille d'être témoin de cet amour.
Due to current restrictions, there will be two private family services taking place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Desjardins Funeral Home. Both of these services will be livestreamed.
The first service will be held in French at 9:30 a.m. and can be viewed by going to the following link:
The second service will be held in English at 11:30 a.m. and can be viewed by going to the following link:
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of David to Morberg House, 311 Provencher Blvd.
Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence online at
Desjardins Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 12, 2021
Condolences & Memories (17 entries)
We offer our deepest sympathies to all the families! Claude and Candice Levesque - Posted by: Candice Levesque (Friends) on: May 18, 2021
Mes sypathies a toute la famille! - Posted by: Mona Sabourin (Old classmate) on: May 18, 2021
David sera toujours avec vous. D’abord dans sa vie, puis pour toujours dans votre mémoire. Nous exprimons nos sincères condoléances à Éveline et la famille. - Posted by: Bernard et Rose Couture (Amis) on: May 13, 2021
Our sincere condolences Evelyn and your family! It was a beautiful obituary, well said about David. He certainly will be missed! - Posted by: Elizabeth and Ed LaPlante (Cousin) on: May 13, 2021
Chers Marcel, Henriette et la famille Ritchot, À vous tous, j’offre mes plus sincères sympathies à la suite du décès de David. Je partage votre peine et je pense à vous tous durant ces temps difficiles. Persévérance! Suzanne Nolette (amie) - Posted by: Suzanne Nolette (Amie) on: May 13, 2021
To the Ritchot family & Berthelette. Our prayers & thoughts are with you at this time of loss. He sure was a kind man. Sure will be missed by many - Posted by: Henriette Brunet (Cousin) on: May 13, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Eveline Ritchot and family from the Robidoux family. May David Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Hélène Lemoine (Sister in law to Denise ribidoux) on: May 12, 2021
Our sincere condolences to Éveline and the family. Our prayers are with all of your beautiful family during these difficult times. - Posted by: Normand Vermette (Childhood friend of Norbert) on: May 12, 2021
Thinking of each & everyone. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Alice Ritchot, Melinda Deeley & family - Posted by: Melinda Deeley (Cousin ) on: May 12, 2021
We would like to wish the Ritchot family our condolences. We are sure he was a great dad and surely will be missed by all. - Posted by: Allan & Gisele Labossiere (Friend) on: May 12, 2021
Nos sinceres condoleances Eveline ainsi que ta belle grande famille! Votre article sur le WFP d'ecrit vraiment la personalite calme et souriante qui etait bien David....qu'il repose en paix. - Posted by: Gilles et Huguette Remillard (connaissance) on: May 12, 2021
Sincere condolences to Gilles, Michele, Denis, Debbie, Ginette and the rest of the family. Only met your dad once when we went to the farm to help sand bag one spring - he was very nice. RIP. - Posted by: Brian & Jacqueline Reimer (Freinds) on: May 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Eveline and all the family...Claude enjoyed his time working with David and has great memories of a very kind gentle hard working man ...R I P David heaven has gained another angel - Posted by: Claude and Denise Dumontier (Co worker) on: May 12, 2021
Bien chers Norbert et Suzanne, A vous deux et à toute la famille j'offre mes plus sincères sympathies et j'unis ma priere à la vôtre pour le repos de son âme! - Posted by: Jeannine Vermette snjm (amie) on: May 12, 2021
Mes sincères condoléances à Éveline et sa famille et tout les frères et sœurs et amis de David. - Posted by: Diane Ritchot (Brother in law) on: May 12, 2021
David will be missed by many for his generosity, kindness, and big heart. His selflessness will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eveline, as well as the whole family. May fond memories remain forever in your hearts. - Posted by: Philippe, Bridget & family Chartier (Cousin, friends) on: May 12, 2021
David and Eveline were the bestest neighbor anyone could have...always un "bonjour". David walked every day and was always looking after the neighbors, either snowblowing, cutting grass where needed, even came to help us trim branches when he saw we were doing it by hand...and came to save the day with his chainsaw!! He was an amazing caring man that we will never forget, I too was blessed by his delicious bread, and many pickerels from his many fishing trips!! Johanne et Rick - Posted by: Johanne and Rickey Rivard (neighbor) on: May 12, 2021
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