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Date of Passing: Jul 24, 2022

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With broken hearts, Daniel's family announces his unexpected peaceful passing at his home on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the age of 24 years.
Daniel will be forever loved by his parents, Rich and Angie; brother Adam; sister Lauren and dog Murphy.
A celebration of Daniel's life will be held at Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue in the Ambassador Suite on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Memories and condolences may be
shared by visiting Daniel's memorial
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 30, 2022

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your son Daniel. With great parents like you, we know he was a fine young man. His life ended far too soon. May your memories be some comfort of his life well lived. Big, big hugs. - Posted by: Terry Geib and Nick Geib (Friends of Rich and Angie) on: Aug 19, 2022

  • Rich - I'm heartbroken to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dean - Posted by: Dean Melnychuk (coworker and friend) on: Aug 08, 2022

  • I am truly heartbroken at the loss of your Son and my friend. When Daniel told me about our families connection I was so excited to know him and once introduced him to my Mom, who couldn't believe it. He was a pleasure to be around and I was honoured and thrilled when he helped me in my last venture. I will remember this young man forever. - Posted by: Blair Yakimoski (friend) on: Aug 05, 2022

  • Rich and Ang, your family has always shown the most unconditional love and admiration for one another. Daniel will be with you through all of lifes milestones to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and he will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Joanne, Derek, and Summer (Friend) on: Aug 04, 2022

  • Richard - I'm so sorry for your loss. I am at a loss of words. I remember seeing you at the grocery store with all your kids in tow. My deepest regards and condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: David Valentine (Co-worker of Richard from IBM) on: Aug 04, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to you all. My son Matthew Sawatzky was in school with Lauren at CTK and we can't imagine the pain your family feels. Praying for you all. Kathryn Dzikowicz, Matthew & Julia Sawatzky - Posted by: Kathryn M Dzikowicz (CTK School) on: Aug 02, 2022

  • So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. - Posted by: Gobert family (CTK school family) on: Aug 01, 2022

  • So sorry for the loss of your son…Richard it seems like just yesterday we were working together at CWB and you were discussing what school the boys should be going to and how you would make the logistics work. Patti Gilhuly - Posted by: Patti Gilhuly (Coworker) on: Jul 31, 2022

  • Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you always. - Posted by: Jane, Alexis and Dallas Jaculak (Family Friend) on: Jul 31, 2022

  • Richard, Angie, Lauren and Adam, We are so very sorry and sad to hear of your loss of Daniel. We will be praying for you all. - Posted by: Shauna, Cam and Madi Priebe (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2022

  • We are sorry to hear of the passing of Daniel. No one should have to go through the pain of losing a child. Our prayers and hearts are with you. - Posted by: Sandy, Charlie, Angelina and Harley (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2022

  • I was absolutely heart broken to read of Daniel's passing in todays Free Press. I started driving the school bus in 2010 at Christ the King, so I only had the pleasure of observing Daniel for 2 years before he graduated, but more than enough time to know what a great kid he was. Daniel's brother & sister also went through Christ the King, so over the ensuing years I got to know The Stokes Family on a personal basis, and what a wonderful Family they are. It's when a young life such as Daniel's is taken, that our Faith is truly tested. I have to admit, I always struggle in these circumstances! My condolences to Rich and Angie, and to Adam and Lauren. Sincerely, bus driver Bob - Posted by: Bob Stroh (School acquaintance) on: Jul 30, 2022

  • I am heartbroken to hear of your loss. All our love and prayers are with you. I will always remember Daniel as smart, funny, hard working, empathetic, and a great role model for his peers. He will be remembered forever. - Posted by: Joanne Isfeld (Former teacher at CTK) on: Jul 30, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss. I remember when Daniel and I were super close when we were in elementary school. He will be missed. - Posted by: Denyse Swiderek (Old elementary friend ) on: Jul 30, 2022

  • We are so sorry for your loss in the passing of your son and brother, Daniel. He was so young and just beginning his life. We first met Daniel and his family at preschool when my daughter and Daniel were in the same preschool classes, with Mme Debbie. They were thick as thieves. My husband worked with Richard. Daniel was always a quiet and shy, little guy. Heart of gold. He was my little girl's biggest champion. As they grew older, they stayed in touch through social media. He will be missed by all those lives he touched. Our hearts go out to all of you. Nicole, Ray, Janelle and Denyse - Posted by: The Swidereks (Friend, co-worker, preschool teacher, classmate.) on: Jul 30, 2022

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