It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David McMillan on November 19, at the age of 96.
David was pre-deceased by his wife Diane (Upritchard) in October, 2023. He will be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews along with many close friends.
David was born in Dallas, MB.
David started his musical career at a very young age getting his first fiddle at 13. He loved to compete all over Canada and the USA. He also loved to play at community events and senior homes with his fellow fiddlers. He continued his passion with the Manitoba Fiddle Association and was recognized in 2010 for his achievements.
David was also an avid sailor/canoeist. One of David’s other great achievements was being recognized as an honorable member with North of 60 Chapter, Order of Artic Adventure. The McMillan trait of being adventurous and musically inclined is being left behind in many of his nephews and nieces throughout North America.
David met and married Diane while being an electrical apprentice with Winnipeg Hydro in Pointe du Bois later working for Manitoba Hydro. Prior to retirement they purchased a home in Pinawa, MB. to enjoy their many hobbies and to be close to lifelong friends and family.
As per David’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.
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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of life partner, dad, brother, uncle and great friend David Earl Johnson Húsafell on May 15, 2023.
David was born October 7, 1963 in Arborg Manitoba. David was predeceased by parents Haraldur Johnson, Dorothy Kroken, stepfather Norman Kroken and mother in law Christine Momotiuk; brothers Melvin, Marvin and brother-in-law Albert; sister-in-laws Lenore and Dawn; nephews Shane, Dustin, Kelvin and Trevor.
David will be lovingly remembered by wife Marcel; children Logan, Blayne (Jordyn), and Rachelle (Devon); granddaughter Everley; brother Harvey; sisters Sharron (Ray), Sandra (Stan), Doreen (Larry) and sisters-in-law Kim and Phyllis; brothers-in-law Dennis and Garry (Connie) ; lifelong friend Dean and many nieces, nephews and friends.
David was raised in Riverton, Manitoba where he spent his childhood years working on the family farm alongside his father. As an adult, David worked passionately as a heavy equipment operator across Canada for 40 plus years acquiring many friendships along the way. David raised three beautiful children, Logan, Blayne and Rachelle alongside his elskan Marcel. Although David’s work took him many miles away, sometimes weeks at a time, he did so in sacrifice to provide a beautiful life for his family.
While at home, David spent his time getting his hands dirty; anything that needed fixing he could fix. David, with the help of his two boys, was always determined to accomplish a job well done. David was passionate about everything with a motor, especially snowmobiles. David had a love for dogs, collecting lighters, setting ice fishing nets, drinking a cold bud in his garage telling stories and making up his own riddles. It was in recent years that David’s passion for farming came full circle where he began to teach his children the ropes of farming the same way his father once did.
Dad, always know how loved you are by your family and friends. Your smile, laugh, and the memories you created will always be remembered and shared. You are dearly missed and we will be strong knowing, full heartedly, that is what you would want.
It is with great appreciation to the first responders and the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for the great care and compassion and for making David feel comfortable prior to and during his passing. As per David’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration in honour of David will be held Saturday May 20th at the family home.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd Wpg, MB R3P 2T2
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On the morning of October 18, 2022, David left us to re-unite with his beloved Betty who predeceased him in 2020.
David was born March 7, 1937 in Oxford and resided in Witney England.
He immigrated to Canada in 1957 at the age of 20 and resided with his aunt Dorothy in River Heights until he established enough to get out on his own. She was his favorite aunt and they remained close until her passing. He spoke fondly of her often.
Eventually David met the love of his life Betty, who helped in convincing him there was no better place to be than Winnipeg. Together they celebrated 48 years and had enormous fun and adventures big and small. He missed her so!
David retired from Land Titles in 1999.
Predeceased by his parents Rowland and Mabel of Witney, England and his much loved sister Ann whom he dearly missed, also of Witney, England.
David leaves to mourn his passing; his step-son Clive Williams (Pauline) of Winnipeg, brother-in-law Keith Jones of Witney, England, sisters-in-law, Gwen and Lynn of Northern Wales, his much loved niece Helen Pomroy (Martin) and great niece Soffie all of Yarnton, England, his much loved nephew Richard Jones (Dita) with great nieces; Ema, Maja, Leila and great nephew Luka all of Northern Ireland. He thought the world of you all.
As per David’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place.
Thank you to Victoria for being the best home care nurse ever! David spoke so highly of you.
Thank you to the Palliative staff at St. Boniface Hospital.
Rest in peace David, you will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
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It is with profound sadness that we the family announce the passing of David Jeffrey Martin. Jeff peacefully left this world with his family by his side at Selkirk Hospital on March 18th, 2022, at the young age of 62, after his courageous battle with Cancer.
He will be forever missed and remembered by his best friend and Love of his life, Heather Scalisi, Mother Barbara Martin, Daughter Lindy Dranez (Derek), Stepchildren Lucas and Ainslie, Grandchildren Ava and Ryker, Brother Gary, Brother-in-law Greg Toomer and Nephew Ryan. Extended family members Joe and Gail Scalisi, Sister-in-law Susan Sigurdson (Wayne) and children, Ally, Rae, Kyle and Luke, Sister-in-law Sandra Loeppky (Mark Lanouette) children Eric, Carter and Chloe. As well as many numerous relatives and friends.
Jeff was predeceased by his Father David Martin, his Sister Cheryl Toomer and his Nephew Jeffery Toomer.
Jeff was born in Winnipeg on July 13th, 1959. He grew up in East Kildonan and Graduated from Miles Mac in 1977. Jeff found his love for sports at an early age, he especially loved hockey and football. He spent many years playing for the East End Barons where he formed lifelong friendships. At an early age Jeff learnt the value of hard work, he delivered the Tribune news paper and worked at Safeway saving up enough to buy his own 1st muscle car a 1969 Firebird. His passion for cars especially Chevy’s and dedication to hard work remained with him throughout his life.
He also found another passion – Rock Music! From Tom Petty to Judas Priest to his all-time favourite AC/DC. No one who knew Jeff will ever hear an AC/DC song without thinking of Jeff Martin. Jeff and Heather were avid concert goers and attended many Rock Festivals over the years.
Jeff and Heather took their 1st trip together to Mexico and fell in love with going on adventures together. They got bit by the travel bug and continued to travel and make beautiful memories and friendships over the years. Una Cerveza Por Favor!
Jeff worked with his father at Perth’s for many years. He was offered a position by one of his customers in the automotive industry and that is when he made the move to Pro Body Parts where he started in Sales climbing all the way up to National Distribution Manager. He was greatly respected and admired in the automotive industry, where he was affectionately named the Goat. Greatest Of All Time! When Pro was bought out, he was acquired by Can Am Wholesale Auto Glass who wanted to expand their territory further west. Many former Pro Employees followed him because of the incredible Boss he was. Jeff headed up the start up of Can Am Glass in Winnipeg where he led Can Am’s Winnipeg Branch to # 1 growth in sales.
Jeff was a remarkable man. He would always go above and beyond for everyone. From his personal friendships to his work relationships and most of all his family. Jeff was absolutely the best son a mother could have. After his fathers passing, Jeff went faithfully to visit his mother every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Jeff was a good brother to Gary and his sister Cheryl.
Heather always felt incredibly lucky that Jeff treated her like a Queen. He affectionately called her Snappy, Edna, Birdie and his girl. He always kissed her goodbye whether she was sleeping or awake when he left for work in the morning, and always kissed her hello. He always made sure to kiss her goodnight.
Jeff was a caring father who loved his children very much. We have fond memories of fishing and going to the beach and camping with Dad, listening to Rock and Roll and making up our own words for the songs, feeding the seagulls french-fries, playing football and going for Motorcycle rides. He took us on many trips over summer break and we loved spending time with him.
Jeff was a friend to many and like a brother to Al, Dick and Derrell whose friendships were so dear to him. Many knew him as the Caretaker, Preacher, JM, Junkyard Jeff or the Goat Herder.
We would like to offer our specials thanks to Dr. Ian Alexander for his incredible care and compassion to Heather and Jeff through this difficult journey. We also thank the staff at Selkirk Hospital and the Palliative care team for the wonderful care they provided.
We would like to thank everyone for their support during this time, your visits to Jeff in the hospital and at home helped both him and Heather to get through these difficult times.
Jeff leaves us with a legacy that will never be forgotten and hope that we learn from him. He was the
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at a later announced date.
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