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Born: Feb 09, 1938

Date of Passing: Jan 29, 2023

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February 9, 1938 – January 29, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandpa on January 29, 2023, with his family by his side, at the Grace Hospital.
He leaves to mourn his wife Pat, of 59 years, son David (Janine), daughter Tricia (Shayne), grandchildren, Kelsey, Hailey, Rhianna and his lifelong friend Myron Manko. Dave was predeceased by his mother Pauline.
Following completion of the drafting program at Tec-Voc high school Dave began his career at Westeel Rosco where he would work for the next 25 years. His career took him and his family to Saskatoon for five years and then back to Winnipeg. In 1976 Dave and Pat moved to Anola where they raised their children on a hobby farm. They moved back to Winnipeg in 1991 where he worked at Seven Oaks Hospital until his retirement.
Dave had many passions including woodworking where he spent many hours in his workshop building furniture and gifts for his family and friends. When he wasn't woodworking Dave could be found in his vegetable garden where he always found different ways to grow the best tomatoes and zucchinis each year. Dad was also a great cook whether in the kitchen or on the BBQ. During family visits and dinners Dave loved telling stories; his knowledge of world history was extensive and self taught. Dave loved sharing his wisdom and experience and was always available to lend a helping hand to his family and friends.
Cremation has already taken place, a small family gathering will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I knew Tricia from Springfield and how she loved her parents. Her dad, father, has moved on to another existence as have others we all loved. Know this, "Matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed, it simply changes state, and will forever exist." Love to you and your family Tricia. Glen - Posted by: Glen Kowalchuk (Family Friend) on: Feb 23, 2023

  • Pat, Tricia, Shayne, Dave, Janine, Hailey, Rhianna and Kelsey, Derrick and I are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was such a kind person and is so loved. He was like a second father to me. I will miss him so much. I send you all my love and sympathy. We will see you in the summer and miss you all so much. Much love, Heather and Derrick - Posted by: Heather Peniuk and Derrick George (Cousins) on: Feb 08, 2023

  • Sorry to hear of Dave's passing. WE met Dave & Pat at Sargent Tommy Prince. We always looked forward to seeing them there. May he rest in peace. Our condolences to you Pat & your family. - Posted by: ALEX & GLORIA BYRA (friends) on: Feb 06, 2023

  • Dave interviewed and hired me for a job at Westeel in 1976, which turned into a 28 year career. He was always a pleasure to work with, my condolences to his family. - Posted by: Phil Buckingham (Co worker) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • I was really sorry to read of Dave's passing. I met Dave and Pat at Sargent Tommy Prince where they both came to exercise. Dave was a very nice man. I often wonder what happened to them. My deepest sympathy to Pat and family. - Posted by: Liz Thomson (Exercise friend) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • Dave was a friend and a co-worker at Westeel for many years. He was a true friend who helped me out mentally when a personal crisis interrupted my life. A helpful man who loved life and family. I will always have fond memories of Dave. God Bless you Dave. - Posted by: david magrel (friend) on: Feb 04, 2023

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