Denbow, David

We the family, sadly announce the passing of David Denbow on December 3, 2023 at the age of 76 years. David was born November 30, 1947 to Wilfred Earl, better known as Scotty, and Rita Denbow. He was predeceased by his parents, sister in law Cheryl Denbow and friend Janice Pornie.  He was the oldest of 8 siblings. Kenny, Cam, Karen, Wilma, Nina, Tracy and Rhonda, as well as his close friends Eddie and Issac Mayo. He is loving remembered by his siblings and their families.

David grew up on the family farm at NE 24-7-23. He helped out on the farm but from an early age his real passion became a love of wildlife. Living near the Souris River, he was drawn to the recreation it had to offer, hunting, trapping and fishing were things he loved for all his life. He attended Deleau school until he felt formal education was not needed. Sometime after that he went to work on oil drilling rigs. It was hard work but better pay than farming at the time. He took to it and enjoyed the work, the pay and comadarie of the men he worked with. Long lasting friendships were formed and he loved to talk in later years of the men he worked with and the places the rigs had taken him. Early years were out west, sometimed even living in camps in Northern Alberta. When his parents left the farm to reside in Souris, David resided at the farm and worked rigs closer to home while farming. He kept a cow herd and grew various crops, but anyone who knew David, knew his favourite crop was flax. He was known to go on at length about it’s virtues.  After his stroke, he rented out his farm but continued to live on the farm where he grew up.In the fall of 2023, with declining health and winter looming, he made the decision to move into Crescent Manor in Souris. He celebrated his 76th birthday on Nov 30th in his new home. We will miss David. He was a one of a kind individual who loved to visit, tell stories, jokes or listen to a good story. He would visit with anyone and as such, was known by many.  An outdoor service was held on December 11, 2023 at the Souris Glenwood Cemetery with a  lunch at the United Church Hall, attended by family and friends.

The family appreciates the many home care workers, hospital staff and Doctors for the care David received in these later years.

In memory of David, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.

13 thoughts on “Denbow, David”

  1. You will be missed – rest well & see you again … condolences to the many friends and family.

  2. David always had a special place in our family.
    He will be remembered fondly.
    Condolences to Ken, Karen,Cam, Wilma, Nina, Tracy and Rhonda and families

  3. So sorry to hear of David’s passing. May it help you all to know our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this time. Keep your fondest memories close to your hearts. Our memories are ours to keep.

  4. Our condolences cousin David was one of a kind and I challenge anyone to think of him and not smile always had a story ! Sending love to you all! Tom and Jane

  5. My sincere condolences to David’s family. I will always remember David fondly. He was one of a kind and always a good guy ! Joyce Milne

  6. You were a Father to me and my brother. I will miss you greatly and the phone calls we would have. I’m happy I got to speak to you one last time on your birthday. You will always be on my mind Dave! You were my greatest friend. I’ve learned so much from you and I will always be grateful. I know I did not said it enough but I love you! You were the best to me and my Bro! I send my condolences to the rest of the family.

  7. So sorry to hear this. Clair had a good chat with him uptown in Oct. reminiscing about old times and good memories. Our condolences to all the family.

  8. My sincere sympathy to all of you – Karen, Ken, Cam, Wilma, Nina, Tracy, Rhonda and families.
    I always enjoyed my visits with David for he never failed to include sharing a laugh and a story.
    I send my love as I’m unable to attend his service on Monday but I will be thinking of David and all of you.

  9. My sympathies on your loss of David. A unique character always ready to share a story or a laugh.

  10. To the whole Denbow family.
    Sorry to hear of Davids passing. Its been awhile since our paths crossed but I always enjoyed when they did as David was always up for a conversation about whatever was on our radar at the time [and even what wasn’t on our radar]. He had the patented Denbow laugh which was always enlightening. Our condolences go out to you all. RIP David.

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