Dave Singer passed away peacefully at the age of 101 on April 27, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne, parents, Louis & Esther, brothers, Harry, Nathan and Charlie and sisters, Annie and Ethel.
Dave was born on a farm in Ratcliffe, Saskatchewan in 1913. He grew up there, riding a horse to school. Eventually he worked fulltime alongside his parents. Once his parents left the farm in the late 30’s, Dave assumed control. He farmed during the spring, summer and fall and spent his winters in Winnipeg. There he met his future wife, Anne and, after a whirlwind courtship, married her in April of 1940 and immediately took her to Ratcliffe. Together they worked there until 1946 when they moved permanently to Winnipeg. Never one to shirk hard work, Dave had an entrepreneurial spirit and ran many small businesses to support his young family. He was the sole owner of Carter grocery store, Fruit Row Lunch on Ellen Street and Hart Lunch on Fort Street and finally turned to the scrap metal business in his later years. Dave was adept at repairing anything and always made himself available to fix small appliances, lawn mowers or cars for neighbours, friends and relatives. Dave and Anne were married for 66 years and were devoted to each other. They always helped each other in life whether it was working in Dave’s businesses or with the household chores. Dave became adept at cooking and in Anne’s last years was her devoted caregiver.
Left to mourn are his sons, Earl (Mimi) and Herb (Myrna), grandchildren Leslie (Sheldon Glow), Marnie (Darren Law), Sheryl (Kevin Segall), Fay-Lynn (Eric Muraven), Marla (Adam Levene), Marshall (Rebecca Greenberg), great grandchildren Josh and Sari Glow, Justin and Hayden Segall, Zachary and Hannah Muraven, Ethan and Annie Levene. Dave always bounced his grandchildren on his knees while he sang to them. In his later years, his great grandchildren provided a twinkle in his eye when they visited with him.
The family is grateful to the staff at the Simkin Centre who cared for Dave with compassion and dignity during the years he resided there and especially at the time of his passing.