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Date of Passing: Jul 04, 2022

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It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Dave Simard on Monday, July 4, 2022 at the age of 66 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Pat; daughters, Christinna, Murdina (Dee); grandson Brady and daughter Candace; siblings, Ron (Donna), Denis (Kathy), Marcel (Jeanette), Claudette (Andre); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by brother Gerald and daughter Irene.
Along with being a devoted husband and father and a mentor to Brady, Dave enjoyed fishing and was proud of achieving Master Angler Status. Dave was considered to be one of the big boys, playing with big toys throughout his working career in construction. In his retirement years, he was very active in woodworking and shared his love of his hobby with family, gifting them signs and other treasures made of wood. He made friends wherever he went, casual acquaintances soon became close friends. Dave will be greatly missed.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu, please consider a donation in Dave's memory to CancerCare Manitoba or Canadian Cancer Society.
Many thanks to family, friends and staff at St. Boniface Hospital for the immense support and compassionate care shown during Dave's nine year battle with cancer.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Green Acres, Holy Angel Mausoleum on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 09, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • On behalf of Glen, Erin, Michael and Jamie and their families, our sincerest condolences on the loss of Dave, know we are thinking of you .. - Posted by: Carol Almey (Cousin) on: Jul 10, 2022

  • Our condolences to Pat and her family. I’m so saddened by the news of Big Dave’s passing. He and I shared many many things in our very long friendship together. Including the furious battle with this evil disease. David and I go back a very long way, way back to our childhood years on Dugald Road. We went to grade school, secondary school, and so on together. In our young adult lives we did everything together, fished, snowmobiled, car rides, you name it Big Dave and I were together. His family was my family, my family his. But as life would have it, we drifted apart for various reasons and no longer saw each other as frequently. We remained friends and kept in touch, keeping each other abreast of different life events. I regret not spending those years with my good ole chum. Happily we spent some time together lately. Caught on some news, found out we both ended up loving woodworking. My heart is happy because I got to see my friend a few days before he passed. We got to rekindle our love for each other. Big Dave rest easy. I’ll miss you - Posted by: Paul H. Groleau (Friend) on: Jul 10, 2022

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