In Memory of

Dennis

William

Davis

Obituary for Dennis William Davis

May 31, 1943 – May 11, 2022

Holding hands with his family, Dennis passed away peacefully at Riverview Health Centre on May 11, 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Christine, his children Denisce and Christopher, beloved nephew Mark, grand-puppy Lola, and many friends.

Dennis was born in Winnipeg and spent his childhood and teenage summers on the family farm near Morden. The family farm was his “happy place”. In 1978 Dennis had the opportunity to purchase and farm that same quarter section once again.

Dennis worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for much of his career. He had a keen interest in finances and “spoke” math.

He married Christine in 1966. There were many happy memories of camping in a Lionel trailer and canoeing. At this time, he was active in competitive curling, playing cards and being a Kinsmen member.

When his teenage children began competitive swimming, Dennis started volunteering with amateur sports. He was a Master Official in Swimming and travelled to swim meets Canada-wide. He served on the boards of Swim Manitoba, Swimming Canada and was Chairman of the Manitoba Sports Federation.

Dennis and Christine were sent to Hawaii by their children for their 25th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed travels to the east and west coasts, Texas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Thailand and Kagoshima, Japan. They were well known for their lively political debates, ballroom dancing, movie and concert outings and playing cards. They and their Dinner Group went out for monthly meals for over 35+ years.

Dennis and his daughter Denisce devoured mystery and thriller novels and seeing all the James Bond movies together. He and his son Christopher shared the habit of reading the newspaper at the breakfast table and discussing dream yachts. Dennis was very proud of how he and his son could connect and discuss the world of investing and finances.

Retired, Dennis was often found puttering in his garage/man cave or down the back lane in his best friend’s. He began repairing and restoring cars and vintage cars. He and the “Car Boyz” travelled to vintage car shows and met regularly at the Red Top. Lunch with his LEOSS friends was a weekly ritual.

Every season, he went with his buddies to see the Goldeyes, the Bombers and the Jets play. He loved woodworking and welding. Before the return of his prostate cancer and COVID, Dennis had joined two stick curling leagues and was learning how to fly a model airplane.

Dennis passed away on his own terms using Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). His final words were “I love you!” and “See you on the other side.” He and his family extend thanks to Drs. Singer and Wiebe and the other members of MAiD. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/services/maid/

Thank you as well to Yohannes Tekie, the compassionate palliative care nurse who visited him at home.

Cremation has taken place. No funeral, service or celebration of life will be held as per his request.

Dennis asked that donations be made to the Winnipeg Public Library. Arrangements have already been made so donations given in his name will be used to purchase his favourite type of books - mysteries and thrillers. Donations can be dropped off at any branch of the library. Please ensure that his name Dennis Davis appears in a note in the envelope with the monies/cheques. For further information and a printable donation form please see:
https://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/contactus/donations.asp