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Date of Passing: Sep 16, 2021

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David Lawrence D'Andrea (Dave) passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on September 16, 2021 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 70.
David is lovingly remembered by his wife Ann Tyre; his sons, Michael and Stephen D'Andrea; Mark Falco (Toronto), Paul Falco, and granddaughter Chloe Falco.
He also leaves his brother Bruce and wife Jane (Ottawa); nephews, Andrew and Iain Crump, as well as many beloved family and friends.
David was born and raised in Lachine Quebec, attending Sir George Williams (Concordia University). He came to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba briefly before becoming a proud member of the Winnipeg Police Service. In the latter part of his 33 year career with the WPS he mentored and sought to create a supportive environment for those with whom he worked .
David loved sports, particularly golf, tennis and badminton, and played in the International Police and Fire Games in Calgary, and the Canadian Police and Fire Games in Regina.
One of his many pleasures was the weekly badminton league played at the Police Academy, usually followed by refreshments at DJ's on Portage Avenue. He got great pleasure playing golf with his sons, nephews, brother-in-law and friends from work. As a follower of sports he was a staunch "Habs" fan, only eventually warming up to the Jets .
His love for music was well known; many received play lists of their favourite tunes, and all get-togethers - be it playing cards, swimming, or celebrating some event or other, were enjoyed against a background tapestry of music he created.

You made life rich.
We needed your wisdom, your opinions,
your smile and your love.
You mattered.

Special thanks are extended for the superb care and support by the staff at CancerCare Manitoba, the Palliative Care team, the Palliative wing of Riverview Health Centre, and MAID - and to each and every friend who gave their unwavering support and love in his final days; he counted himself lucky to have you in his life.
And last, but by no means least, our heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Winnipeg Police Service for the deeply touching tribute on David's final day. You gave him wings.
Honouring David's wishes there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160 - 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dave was a one of a kind, so unique! Those who knew him, know. All the anectodes just don't capture it. - Posted by: Kerry (collegue) on: Oct 12, 2021

  • David's smiling face is a pleasure to remember. His open face, his ready smile could brighten the dullest rainy, fall day like today or the day he and Ann came to stay at the BARN. It poured cats and dogs and he just walked through the deep puddles that had collected on the sidewalk up to the cottage. Wet through and through. And, yes, and he and Ann were collecting art. He knew what he wanted and from whom from this Hinterland the Interlake. My works included. I am blessed to have know him, not long enough. Even the welcome in the place he is gone to is much brighter with him, if that is possible. RIP - Posted by: Helma Rogge Rehders (friend of his widow) on: Oct 10, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He could light up a room with his presence and keep it glowing with his humour. Always a pleasure to be with. Our condolences to family. - Posted by: Terry Lewycky and Julie Haluzynski (Friends from U.of M. days) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • I had the pleasure of working with and around Dave for years. He was the most pleasant and happy guy to be around. His happy attitude will be missed, his laughter was very infectious. Always the optimist.. - Posted by: Glen Spryszak (Co-worker) on: Oct 09, 2021

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