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Date of Passing: Aug 30, 2021

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1951 - 2021

It is with deep sorrow the family announces the sudden passing of Danny on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Health Sciences Centre, with his daughter by his side at the age of 70.
Danny leaves to mourn his daughters, Sarah-Jo and Mandy; grandchildren, Brendon, Brenda-lee, Brianna-lee and Nadalee; brother Cliff; niece Michelle; nephew Michael; mother-in-law Diane; and Danny's late wife's family.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Patsy, mother Doris and father-in-law John.
Danny was a devoted husband and amazing father. He was the kind of person who would never let you down and was always willing to help. He enjoyed shooting pool with his close friends, walking in Kildonan Park, spending time with his grandchildren at Polo Park and climbing mountains with his daughter. He also enjoyed going for coffee and cutting down trees. He experienced many adventures in his life and many wonderful days in the backyard with his family.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg immediately followed by a reception. To RSVP for the event, please contact the funeral home between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. To access the live stream information please contact the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (25 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to Danny's family and friends. Danny was such a positive force in this Universe. As a teenager, I met Danny head on while playing touch football. I ran into him at full speed and when I came to, Danny was standing over me, encouraging me to get up and keep playing. We were friends for 55 years. Rest in Peace Danny, forever in our hearts. - Posted by: Doug Shand (Friend) on: May 06, 2022

  • Wow, I can't believe this sad news, I just found out. So sorry to hear, My prayers are with all of you. I first met Danny at the YMCA in 1977. He was always there to help you out, not pretending to be some big hotshot in the gym. Well he was someone to look up to in the gym. Mega, mega strong. Him and I occasionally put on the gloves and Danny taught me some moves and how slow I was (how fast he was). Whenever talking to Danny he ALWAYS had a listening or concerning attention to his face, comforting. RIP my friend, Brother. I will be seeing you soon. If your family needs anything I'm here. Darryl Hansell - Posted by: Darryl Hansell (Old friend,firefighter coworker ) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • None better. None tougher. None more loyal or generous and kind. A better unconditional friend would be impossible to find. Danny was a friend of mine. And taken well before his time. Rest Easy've got your climbing gear on and scaling heaven now. And its here on earth where you will be missed the most-missed but never forgotten. It was my honor knowing you. Mr Robin Tymkin - Posted by: Robin Tymkin (friend) on: Sep 27, 2021

  • I am deeply saddened to hear the news about Danny. For over 6 years he has been a regular visitor to my little shop. While he sipped coffee or ate ice cream we would enjoy lively discussions about everything under the sun. Danny's strong faith and love of family was evident in every story he told. His impish grin, smile and laughter would brighten the dreariest day. My sincerest condolences to his family. He will be missed - may his memory be eternal. - Posted by: Orysia (Baba's House friend) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • A long time customer, from world of water. Always enjoyed long conversations with Daniel. I will surely miss those talks. Daniel, was a rare True Loving, caring father. A positive Energy person, I always, always enjoyed spending time on lengthy discussions over the years. Daniel always spoke how proud he was of his girls. Daniel, will miss you..... God Bless. R.I.P. my friend - Posted by: Wesley (Friend/ customer.) on: Sep 14, 2021

  • As a Paramedic in Winnipeg, I had the pleasure of working with Danny for a few years. He was always so dependable on emergency calls. Just a great pleasure to work with. I want to offer my sincere condolences to his family, and friends. Rest in Peace Danny. - Posted by: Patrick McInnis (Co-worker) on: Sep 12, 2021

  • Dan made me laugh. I met Dan in Sandy Hook while we were mutually taking a break from lawn care and enjoying the beach on 10th Ave many, many years ago. He was always a lively conversationalist and I enjoyed our talks. In speaking to Dan, you knew some things very quickly: he was passionate, you always knew where he stood, and he loved his family. Patty and Sarah-Jo always came up in our talks often and as recently as a few months ago. I would help Dan with his cottage but I knew my limits. Mowing the grass or fixing the fence was ok but if a tree had to come down or needed cutting up, Dan was the ultimate authority. I’ll promise you this, Dan: the grass will be cut and yard ready for Sarah-Jo to enjoy the memories you made in Sandy Hook. Godspeed, Dan. - Posted by: KERRY SEABROOK (cottage neighbour) on: Sep 10, 2021

  • I first met Danny many decades ago in the basement gym of the central Ymca. He was always a gentleman and all round great guy. I never new anyone who didn't like and respect him. He was also one of the fittest people I've ever known. As is attested to the fact he passed the firefighter fitness test at age 44 yrs. I'm so shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. My deepest condolences to his family. R.I.P. Danny - Posted by: Pieter Tolsms (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2021

  • Danny was one of the hardest working men I have known. Many of his friends were able to fight fires, climb towers, rig shows, trim trees and have many good laughs with this man. He was a leader, dedicated to his work and the attention to detail was something many could learn from. He will be missed. - Posted by: Doug (Friend) on: Sep 09, 2021

  • We knew Danny from DMCI in high school. He always had a quick smile and was full of life. Many good times were spent playing pool and working out at the YMCA. You will be missed Danny. Our hearts go out to the family at this difficult time. May it somehow help to know he is safe in the arms of his loved ones in heaven. - Posted by: Ray and Sharon Querel (School Friends) on: Sep 09, 2021

  • Danny was Head Rigger when I met him, I had been a stagehand for a while and was given the task to help him with putting the hanging curtain away after a concert. I was in my late 20s and very fit, Danny was in his late 50s; he outworked me and kept me literally running to keep up. I deeply respected his ability to run rings around every member of the various crews, always pushing us to achieve our best efforts trying to catch up with him. The boundless energy he extruded helped me form a profile of a leader that I wanted to emulate; I didn't work beside him often, more observing from other crews as he led the Riggers into accomplishing everything safely and timely. He's in Heaven now, a well deserved rest before he gets his Guardian Angel assignment, a task he will do amazing at as he protected many of us in life. - Posted by: Daniel Oakes (Stagehand Coworker) on: Sep 08, 2021

  • You were a kind soul Danny. Thanks for all you taught me and for all the good memories. - Posted by: Russ Bell (Friend/Coworker ) on: Sep 07, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Danny’s daughters, family and friends. I so am saddened by the loss of a re-acquainted old friend. I met Danny in 1969 at a party and we became friends and dated during our last year of high school. We met up again in 2015 and then again this past winter. We enjoyed conversations about a lot of friends we had in common. I always loved his impromptu visits. He was a great friend to me, always here when I needed some help around my home. Danny was a wonderful man and he will be missed. RIP Danny. - Posted by: Maggie Colvin (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2021

  • Danny had a big heart and a big spirit, its hard to believe such a vital person is gone. We got to know each other in high school and for about 10 years were as close as brothers. In fact because he spent quite a bit of time having supper with my family I believe he adopted all of us as his second family We adventured together; we traveled, we worked out, he even joined my martial arts studio for a while. We often ran together and sometimes we just hung out and chewed the fat, listening to music or talking over what was happening. In high school we often spent Spring Break traveling South, being rowdy young men on a lark. We had some great times and met some great people. Our lives diverged eventually but I thought about him often. I wish I could have hung out with him one more time. Good bye my friend, I think you found what you were looking for in life with your family. Rest in peace, it was great to have known you. - Posted by: Gordon Muir (Brother Friend Training partner) on: Sep 06, 2021

  • Danny was a friend, a co-worker and a neighbor. Our most sincere condolences to his daughters and his family. He was a hard worker and a good friend. He enjoyed life and was always up for a good chat or visit and he was a support to Lisa during my recent illness. We find comfort knowing he is reunited with his beloved Patsy. Rest in Peace Brother. Sincerely, Doug and Lisa Baty - Posted by: Doug Baty (Co-worker and Friend) on: Sep 06, 2021

  • I am saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. We shared many friends during our younger days at the Black Knight, enjoying numerous trips to West Hawk Lake and Grand Beach. Many great memories from these parties. My sincere condolences to your family and friends Rest In Peace Danny - Posted by: Walter Lehmann (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2021

  • We are very saddened to hear of Danny's passing. We will miss his stories, his bright smile, and his visits for breakfast at Shooters. He was the tree cutting king! Condolences to his family. Guido and Sue Cerasani - Posted by: Guido and Sue Cerasani (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2021

  • We are so saddened by the news of Danny’s passing. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of his family. Danny was a very real and special person who could always, always be counted on to pull you aside on your walk in the park and relay his latest humourous antic or story. His grin was infectious and his laughter a genuine gift. We will miss seeing him and watching his infamous woodpile grow. Rest easy Danny. Ken and Wendy March - Posted by: Wendy and Ken March (Friends) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Danny was a great friend. we went to school together, worked out at the YMCA and also went to many lakes together. He was a groom in my wedding party. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of his family. - Posted by: Doug Black (Friend) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Dan was a great firefighter and person and he will be missed by his Firefighter brothers and sisters. I always appreciated Dan’s support and words of advice on many matters. Rest In Peace brother. - Posted by: Alex Forrest (Friend, Brother ) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • We are so very saddened to hear this news. Danny and Sarah Jo have been our lake friends for many years. We enjoyed many visits on the beach, in the yard and at Sandy Hook community events. Danny always had time for a chat and a laugh! We appreciated his big smile, sense of humor and joy of life. He will be greatly missed. Sending hugs and prayers to sweet Sarah Jo. - Posted by: Doug, Kathy, Gillian, Glynnis Smith (Friends) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Danny was on of the kindest, honest and loyal co-worker I’ve had the pleasure to know. Ol’ Blue will be missed. - Posted by: Derek Balcaen (WFD Brother) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Danny would bring Sarah-jo faithfully to ride horses and when she was little he walked miles beside her to ensure her safety. As she got older, he would wander the property picking up junk. He was so helpful. - Posted by: Shannon Smarz (Friend) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • going back to the mid 80's he taught me a great deal of what I needed to learn to become a good stagehand and the knowledge he shared was always welcome and much appreciated. He made me better at my job. I can only think that the following best describes his 'joie de vivre'. And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain My friend, I'll say it clear I'll state my case, of which I'm certain I've lived a life that's full I traveled each and every highway And more, much more than this I did it my way. Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this I did it my way Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew When I bit off more than I could chew But through it all, when there was doubt I ate it up and spit it out I faced it all, and I stood tall And did it my way. rest in peace brother. - Posted by: douglas a (co-worker) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Danny worked with me at Station 22. The oldest rookie was a never ending ball of energy and enthusiasm. We all suffered with him when his wife died. He was good firefighter and an excellent human being. My condolences to his family. I am glad to have made his acquaintance. He was a pleasure to work with. - Posted by: Scott Miner (Collegue) on: Sep 04, 2021

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