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Date of Passing: Sep 30, 2021

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David's final plane ride as a Retired Sergeant with the Canadian Armed Forces occurred when he passed away peacefully, at the age of 87, on September 30, 2021, at the Repos Jolys in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba.
David was predeceased by his wife Marlene and his parents, William and Katherine. He is survived by his children, Allan, Larry (Lee), Gail (Jean Guy), Linda (Rick) and Susan (Denis); 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his sister Joan O'Brien.
As per his wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. The family would like to thank all the angels that looked after David at the Chalet Malouin in St. Malo and the Repos Jolys in St. Pierre-Jolys.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad/grandpa. Your family is in my thoughts today. Hugs to each one of you. R.I.P. Mr. Onions - Posted by: Brenda Spence (Anderson) (Friend) on: Oct 04, 2021

  • I first knew David from what I fondly remember as my "Kenaston" days. Both he and my father worked for the Armed Forces. It was a great time and neighborhood to grow up in, with the open spaces encouraging all of us to make many friends. It was during that time I met Dave and his family. A couple of times our families got together at camp sites. A few years later, as a 17 year old, I got a job in the warehouse of a large department store. That was another memorable adventure and Dave was our foreman at that time. He was an authoritative but respected leader and he was always very fair. One of the guys even wrote a fictional book about the "warehouse", complete with all of our characters in it. One thing I've often reflected back on was when it was Christmas eve and Dave and all the guys were about to head out to the Paddock across the street after closing for a celebratory drink. I had the urge to go along but I wasn't quite 18. Dave sensed this and looked back at me and said "C'mon Al". So I went along and I respected my fortunate situation with just one drink but I got to be with all the mates that evening. Rest in Peace Dave. You were a good man. My condolences and respect to your family and beloved friends. - Posted by: Alan Grant (Family friend from long ago) on: Oct 02, 2021

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