Janurary 6, 1959 - September 29, 2022
David peacefully ended his struggle with cancer on the morning of September 29, 2022.
David is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nitara and Mitch Yablonski; three grandchildren, Thomas, Anna and Ember; his sisters, Kathleen, Heather (Denis), Paula, and Zoe (Joey); his stepfather Jim; his uncle Tim; nephews and nieces Matthew, Alexandra, Lucas, Alex, Danny, and Odin; extended family members Kim, Dana, Robert, Kathlene, Karen, and Pam; and by many beloved friends and former colleagues.
David served as a director or founding member of various organizations including Canadian Artists Representatives / Front des artistes Canadienne (CARFAC), the Winnipeg Workers Co-op, parIT (free software for small business accounting), IMC – Winnipeg (Indymedia.org), and Earth Corps (the community bicycle project etc). David loved working in ‘community building’ projects and was passionately committed to Winnipeg’s inner-city. He enjoyed his work as a graphic artist and had a large number of pre-press and writing clients through his career, including West Central Streets, Manitoba Eco-Network’s Eco Journal and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-MB.
David loved music, cooking, creating art, and spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. He had a unique talent for seeing and accepting people just as they are, and is remembered by many as a true friend. He will be missed.
A wake will be held in David’s honor Saturday, October 1 from 2-5pm upstairs in the King’s Head pub in Winnipeg, MB. In leu of flowers, donations can be sent to Manitoba Eco-Network, Art Beat, Manitoba Low Income Intermediary Project, Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba, or Canadian Mental Health Association.
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