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Date of Passing: Feb 28, 2023

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David Bailey, age 56, son of Diana and the late Fred Bailey, died peacefully, February 28, 2023, after a challenging battle with cancer.
Dave grew up on Semple Avenue and attended West Kildonan Collegiate and Red River College (Systems Analyst 4). He was a dedicated MTS (Bell) employee with 37 years of service. Dave continued working at home throughout his illness, enjoying the connection with his colleagues and the support they provided him on his journey. Dave was the "go to guy" for any and all questions. In his unit at MTS, "all roads led to Dave." You Rule.
Summer holidays were the highlight of his year. As a young lad, he attended a variety of summer camps. His love for fishing extended into adult years when he enjoyed time at Long Lake with his Dad Fred, uncle Leslie Carlson, and godfather Clive Derham. Hunting was another Father and Son event. David loved animals and will be missed by Boots, his feline companion.
Dave is also mourned by Diana's partner, Edward Richliwski; aunts, Shirley, Violet; uncles, Floyd, George, Norman and Camille, and numerous cousins.
Dave was predeceased by his uncles, Jim and Leslie; and aunts, Joyce and Eileen.

Your life was a blessing,
your memory a treasure.


Donations to Darcy's Arc Animal Rescue would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held this summer.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Dianna please accept condolences from Taylor, Sarah, and myself on the loss of your son. Know we are thinking of you and sending hugs. Take care. - Posted by: Jo-Anne McNeil (Friend) on: Apr 03, 2023

  • Dear Diana & Ed, so many thoughts go through our minds. We know your pain and your your love for a son. He may be gone but never forgotten. Much love Donna and Earl. Prayers. - Posted by: Donna & Earl Knipple (Second cousin.) on: Mar 08, 2023

  • Dear Diana and Ed. One faces Many challenges in life but the challenge of trying to hold it together when your only son is battling cancer and losing to it is beyond challenging. Just remember you were there for him in every way and the love shared between you was so very special. Why God takes the ones we love too soon is unknown but hopefully we will know when it is our time to reunite with them. Sending much Love and condolences your way. Debbie and Jim - Posted by: Debbie Smithson and Jim (Friends) on: Mar 07, 2023

  • Diana and Family my condolences on your loss. Dave was one of the most helpful and knowledgeable person to work with. No matter how busy he was he always had time to help me. I cant tell you how many times - that's a Dave Bailey question was said - as no one has or had the knowledge that he had. I will always be grateful for everything he taught me. - Posted by: Carmen Azevedo (Co-Worker) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • We are very sorry for your loss Diane and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Josie and Bob Gebauer (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • My condolences to Dave's mom Diana, and family. I worked with Dave in Assignment, Estimates, SSL. He was a great co- worker, very knowledgeable and also fun to be around! MTS functions were great fun with Dave being his lively self! He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP Dave! Thanks for all the great memories we all shared with you. Debbie - Posted by: Debbie Sinavich (MTS Co -Worker ) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Aunt Diana, John and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your son David. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Have comfort and love in the memories you shared with him. - Posted by: Cameron Robin Ross (Carlson) (Cousin and Nefew) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Our most sincere and deepest condolences to Diana mourning the loss of her son David. Sympathy also to Eddy and all of Diana’s and Ed’s extended family. There are no words that can lessen a Mother’s heartbreaking loss of a child; but, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, Diana. Kathy & Bill - Posted by: Kathy & Bill Fecio (Friends) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Diana, please accept my most sincere condolences. I knew Dave when he first came to MTS. He was a sponge for knowledge. Always learning. We had so much fun with him when he came to work with "us girls" in Estimates. We all knew he was destined for bigger things and that was when he became our "go to guy". I came to rely on his vast knowledge of all things computer and I must admit he made my life there so much better. Dave never seemed to know when he would be the object of a trick or joke from some of us, but, I think, he loved every minute of it. He was very dear to me and I thought of him even after I retired. I am so sorry for your loss. Irene Dare - Posted by: Irene Dare (Co-worker) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Wishing Diane and family our sincerest condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with the family - Posted by: Arlene Ericson (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • I believe that I may have known Dave from working with him at Pizza Place in Garden City. I remember him as being a really nice guy. My condolences to his family on their loss. - Posted by: Jill Hildebrandt (Former co-worker) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Diana and Family; my condolences on the loss of Dave. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to have worked with him on many projects over the years. He was an outstanding Systems Analyst and more important, an amazing person. Dave and I were from the same hood (West Kildonan) and shared many common friends. I will miss him so much. May your love and good memories of Dave help ease the pain of his loss. - Posted by: Sheri Banville (MTS Family) on: Mar 04, 2023

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