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MANN – David Alexander Middleton

May 1, 1948 – March 20, 2011

Dave passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

He was born in Winnipeg on May 1, 1948. It was there that he met and married the love of his life, JoAnn, on March 22, 1989. Along with JoAnn, Dave will be lovingly remembered by his son David (Shannon and her daughter Courtney); daughter Christie (granddaughters, Jade and Rain); sister Donna (Darren and Michelle and family, who said “Uncle Mid” was a cool uncle); brothers, Garry (Diandra, Kristian and Terry) and Kevin; and especially his parents Betty and Gerry Lilley. Dave was predeceased by his dad David A. Mann in 1952. Dave will also be sorely missed by JoAnn’s family in Winnipeg and Texas. Dave had great friends back home, many made by the thirty plus years he worked as a baker for Canada Safeway. His skills as a baker were surpassed only by his sense of humour. He lived to make people laugh and laugh we did, right up to the very end. Dave loved animals and seemed to have an uncanny connection with them. From baby birds landing on his chest as he soaked up the sun at Twin Beaches to Kim and Darrell’s cat, Boots, coming to visit over the fence and through the window. He loved them all.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Desiree Hao and all Dave’s nurses and caregivers at Tom Baker.

At Dave’s request there will be no formal service. A memorial will be held in Winnipeg at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Dave’s honour directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222, or to the local Humane Society. You may forward condolences through

In living memory of Dave Mann, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Debbie (Walsh) Myskiw :

    Sorry to hear of the passing of David in the Winnipeg Free Press today.
    Remembering him as a young man, yes he made us laugh together with his best buddy at the time Ray Arnold.
    I’ll always remember you Mid.

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  2. Robert de Klerk :

    JoAnn, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Husband David. Even though I only met him a few times your love for each other was very evident. Your family is in our prayers.

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  3. Connie Heppner :

    Joann, so sorry to hear about the passing of Dave. He was a great guy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. Margaret Beyak-Cabel :

    Dear JoAnn
    I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    When I worked with Dave at Safeway he made coming to work fun for so many of us. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t make us laugh. I miss those days and we will miss him. He will never be forgotton.

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