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FLAIG – David “Dave” Timothy Leonard

August 23, 1968 – May 13, 2011

Dave Flaig, beloved father, husband and son, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 13, 2011 as the result of a vehicle accident on his way home from work. He was 42 years old.

Born in Medicine Hat and raised in Calgary, Dave’s greatest love was his family. He met his sweetheart Angie as teenagers at Crescent Heights High School and they were married on July 13, 1991, surrounded by a loving group of their family and close friends. Dave and Angie became parents to their first son Mitchell on November 19, 1997, and their second son Cory on November 15, 2007. Dave absolutely loved children and when his sons were born, he was so absorbed in being with them that it was difficult to get his attention for anything other than his boys.

A gentle and genuine person, Dave was without malice for anyone or anything. He was a loyal and forgiving man, and had a traditional sense of chivalry when he thought that someone was being treated unfairly. He was happiest in the outdoors; camping, quadding, fishing and having a Budweiser by the campfire. In the months before his passing, Dave and his family took a trip to Florida to visit Disney World and also went to Turks and Caicos, where Dave caught a 4-foot Barracuda. His family feels blessed that his last months were joyful and full of experiences and people he loved.

Dave is survived by his wife Angela and their sons, Mitchell and Cory; his parents Leonard and Verna; sister Fern Short (Will) and their children, Jonathan, Joshua, Ethan and Emily-Joy; brother Darcy and his children, Kaitee, Brett and Karly; his mother-in-law Donna Kannelin who loved Dave as her own son; sister-in-law Bonnie Mills (Mark) and their children, Michelle and Stephanie; and many good friends and colleagues, particularly at Terra Nova Steel & Iron, where Dave was the Sales Manager for Western Canada. He was predeceased by his grandparents Lena and Dan Leischner, and his father-in-law Arthur Kannelin.

Funeral Services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19th Street N.E.) on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Dave’s family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Dave Flaig, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Navroz Poonja :

    Dave, your sense of humour will be missed. RIP Bro

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  2. Dennis de Kuyper :

    Dave was a good friend when we were at school. He truly was one of the nicest guys to walk the planet. He will be missed by everyone who knew him because he was adored by all. Rest in Peace Dave.

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  3. Dave Dancey :

    I lost touch with Dave after high school, but I do remember him as a very fun and easy going guy. Never heard him say a bad word about anybody. I was sad to hear about his passing and would like to give my condolences to his family.

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  4. Jody Miller :

    Dave, your kindness will never be forgotten but will forever be missed. May you rest in peace.

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  5. Richard Mellis :

    Angie – Very, very sorry to hear of Dave’s sudden passing.

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  6. Vicki Drysdale :

    I remember Dave and Darcy growing up in Marlborough. Dave’s passing will not only leave a void in your lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Bonnie Reid :

    Dear Angie, Mitchell and Cory (and your extended Family)

    We are shocked and in disbelief of your tragic loss. Dave was such a Great Man, a Great Father and a Wonderful friend to all of my kids, but especially to Sean. I am sure that Sean will never forget Dave’s kindness and full heart and everything that you and your Family have done for him. I also know that Nicolle & Trent and Steven & Sheena have great camping memories as well. Please know that we are thinking of you all at this most difficult time and hope that you will always remember that mourning the passing of a loved one is hard, but you’ll always have your memories. Take care of yourselves. ♥

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  8. Kevin Blondheim :

    Dave-It was my privledge to be acknowledged and received in your heart as a true friend. Friendship lasts for an eternity and as always I will be there for you, always..

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  9. Kathie Koop :

    So many wonderful “cousin” memories. You will be missed Dave. Love and prayers to Angie and all the family.

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  10. Angie and boys,
    I can’t express how shocked I am to hear about my dear friend. Dave was the sweetest, most loving hard working person I’ve ever known. He loved you Angie and when Mitchell came along (we share a birthday) he said to me, Di I don’t know where all that loves comes from but I love this new little being as much as it is possible. We shared many laughs over the years and will be surely be missed! I’m so sorry he won’t get to see his boys grow up but the wonderful holiday you took will help all of you at this sad sad time. I never got to meet Cory but I’m sure he’ll grow up to be a good man like his Dad.
    My deepest sympathy **Diana**

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  11. Angie, Mitchell & Cory, our sincerest condolences to you and your extended family. May you have hope, strength and support forever and treasure the wonderful memories of a wonderful husband & dad.
    Our hearts are with you and your family.

    With deepest sympathy,
    The Daniel Family(s)

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  12. Billie, Troy, TJ, Tayler Sabiston :

    Well sweet thing…. there is never the right words to express how sorry we are and the heart ache we can feel. You are a strong family unit and that will help during the tough times. The love you all share together is seen by others and admired a far. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss… We will not only be here for you now, but in the future… True friends are ones that stick around, become a pain in your butt and never leave!!! That is where we plan on being… FOREVER… Luv Troy, Billie, TJ & Tayler……

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  13. Ralph's Motorsports :

    Dave has been a customer at Ralph’s Motorsports for years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time. Stick together and stay strong as the family he helped build and remember the good times with him always!

    With Deepest Sympathy!
    The Ralph’s Motorsports Gang

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  14. Scott Morrison and family :

    Staff of Morrison Metal extend deepest sympathy to Angie, Mitchell, Cory and all family members. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  15. To the family of Mr. Dave Flaig

    I am so sorry to hear of Dave passing. He will be missed.
    I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.

    Theresa Chicoine
    Terra Nova

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  16. Darren Keeler :

    R.I.P. Dave, thank you for being my friend. We’ve sure known each other a long time. It seems like the days of playing in the alley were a million years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Angela and their children and to Darcy and the entire Flaig family. I’m so sorry for your loss. It most certainly was a life taken to soon.

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  17. RIP Dave. So sorry I couldn’t make the service. Thoughts and prayers to Angela and the boys, and the whole Flaig Family. Dave Will be remembered for the terrific man and friend he was.

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  18. Hayley Carter :

    David was a sweet kind hearted man. He so loved his family. We were very saddened to hear of his passing. May he be at peace and one day see his family again.

    Hayley, Eleanor and Dr. Maguire

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  19. Emi Kasahara :

    Today I heard from Angela that you passed away. I was very confused. Becasue I thought you were doing well and still be here in my mind. I know you are the best man who loves your familly, your Angela , Michell, and Cory.

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  20. Jeff Worley :

    Angie: We just heard this week about Dave’s passing. He was an excellent salesman and always a pleasure to be with on my trips to Calary.

    From all of us at NGK Metals; our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dave will be missed.

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