David Paul Blahey
Passed on May 21, 2022
January 23, 1946 – May 21, 2022 Suddenly, doing what he loved while working with his family, we are saddened to announce the passing of David Paul Blahey of Arborg, MB.
David leaves behind his loving wife Ruth of 52 years, sons Michael (Thelma); Bradley (Debbie); grandchildren Dawson (Leah); Brooke and Steven.
He will be missed by his brother Carl and sister Louise Sobie, nieces Kelly, Jennifer, Stefanie, Tiffany and nephew Jeffrey. Also survived by cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Predeceased by his parents Steve and Mary, his brother Jim, and his in-laws John and Sophie Fedorchuk.
David was born at the Gimli Hospital on January 23, 1946. He attended Adam school and went to high school in Arborg. After school, he worked in construction for many years.
He married Ruth Fedorchuk on July 19, 1969 and they spent their entire married life in Skylake. He started Blahey Brothers construction company with his brother Carl and for 20 years they worked on projects around the Interlake area. As well as working in construction, he built up his beef herd, actively working with his family until the time of his passing.
David and Ruth enjoyed some travel, especially a trip of a lifetime to the US and the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. They toured western Canada over the years while visiting family. He loved auction sales, big iron and farm life. Most of all, he loved his family dearly and he will be missed by all.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 am at Silver Community Hall with interment to follow in the Skylake Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Blahey, Tiffany Sobie, Jennifer Berry, Darryl Fedorchuk, James Fedorchuk, Pam Marshall, Honorary pallbearers will be Suzanne Leech, Kelly Spain, Lorrie Newton, Stefanie Blahey, Monica Redden.
In lieu of flowers, please give to a charity of your choice.
So sad to hear of David’s passing. I remember spending summers working on the farm and hanging out with David and Jimmy and having a great time, always laughing and enjoying the day while we worked. He will be missed Danny Kowalski
Uncle David was a kind and gentle man. He always took time to talk and share his knowledge and had a great sense of humour. He always made me feel at home. He loved his family, and anyone could see how proud he was of them. His smile would light up the room! I know he is up in heaven having a good visit with his brother and parents, and has Suzie by his side.
We are saddened to learn of David's sudden passing. He will certainly be missed by everyone.
Julian & Miriam Blahey
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