David William Fairlie

David William Fairlie

Passed on March 8, 2019

March 20, 1948 – March 8, 2019 It is with broken hearts that we mourn the sudden passing of David William Fairlie, on March 8, 2019, at the age of 70. David will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Barb of 48 years, his children Jeff (Verna), Bob (Stacey) and Heather (Lance) and his greatest pride, his grandchildren, Shianne, Jordan, Stevan, Ethan, Everett, Corbin, Bobbie, Ryan and Elena. Also left to mourn his memory are his sisters, Betty Anne Fairlie, Janet Coggan (Blair) and Maureen Johnson; brothers-in-law Gordon Jones (Marie) and Jerry Jones (Debbie); mother-in-law Beulah Jones (Clayton) and numerous nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his son Ryan (2005), mother Margaret (2013), father John (1961), father-in-law Lloyd (1988) and brother-in-law Bryan (2008). David was born on March 20, 1948, in Winnipeg, MB. He attended school in Warren and started his career with Manitoba Hydro in 1966. David married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Jones, on July 11, 1970. He then left Manitoba Hydro to pursue his passion for farming and in 1980, began a dairy farm north of Warren. David also worked as a carpenter with his brother-in-law, Bryan, and a ‘not-so-jump-to-the-pump’ gas jockey at Warren Hardware for the past 13 years. David was an active member of the community. In his younger days, he could be found coaching his kids’ hockey and baseball, refereeing or playing Old Timers hockey at the rink. David served as Referee-in-Chief for Warren Minor Hockey and President for Interlake Minor Hockey, School Trustee for the Interlake School Division from 1984-1998, and served a short term as Counsellor for the R.M. of Woodlands. He was also a member of Woodlands Oak Park Lodge, Rockwood Victoria Co-op and a lifelong member of Warren United Church where he actively served on numerous committees throughout the years. He was also chairperson of the Woodlands CDC. David’s greatest joys were his 9 grandchildren. He was never more proud than when he was watching them compete in rodeos, hockey, baseball, basketball or dance. He made every attempt to go to as many events as Barb would allow. David always had words of wisdom and wasn’t scared to voice his opinion. His corny ‘dad’ jokes and sense of humour will be missed most of all. Heaven is a brighter place today with him there. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Woodlands Community Hall, Woodlands, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations to Warren United Church, Box 324, Warren, MB R0C3E0; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Wpg. MB R3P 2T5; or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


so sorry to hear about your loss,I will forever be grateful to have know him.may he rest in the arms of Jesus

murray and pauline boonstra

Joe and Marlo Jeffery send our sincere condolences.

Marlo Jeffery

So many memories of Dave over the years! He always had words of encouragement and was a fixture at community events! Our deepest condolences and prayers are with Barb and the family.

Gail Glanfield

My deepest condolences Barb and family. Thinking of you. Dave sure gave a lot to his family and community.

Sascha Epp

Barb & family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Bob& Margaret

Bob & Margaret Thiessen

Condolences to the Family

Catherine Moffit (MacDonald)

Our deepest sympathies Barb and family.

Jim and Vivian De Lorme .......(Vivian Nichol)

Though we did not know David, we know Blair and Janet and know how much family means to them. We feel sorrow for you and all the family for your loss. Our hearts reach out to you Barb, through Janet and Blair, may you be blessed during this hard time

Phyllis Melotte. Agave Village A.D.

My heartfelt condolences, Barb - to you and your family. Dave left many precious memories for so many people. It was a privilege to walk with you in both the saddest and the happiest of times. He was a blessing to all.

Bonita E. Garrett

Sending our love and condolences. He always had a bright smile for me whenever I saw him. What a wonderful man. Keeping your family in our thoughts. Michelle, Trev, Dawson and Lucas Procter

Michelle Procter

So very sad to hear of your loss. Dave was an amazing guy and will be missed by everyone. My mind flashed back to the time we spent at “Beaver” leaders and that was almost 40 years ago . His passion for children and community has always been incredible. Our sincere condolences .!

Art and Ellen Henry

Deepest condolences to the entire Fairlie family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jackie Hill

Deepest Sympathy to the entire family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Betty Riter

My sincere heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Fairlie family. ❤️

Patti Lytwyn (O’Dell)

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May your memories and love keep your hearts warm in the days ahead. ❤️ Much love, Tanya Ruth

Tanya Ruth

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Davids family. He will always be remembered by our family. My wife and I will be forever grateful for all the help and support that he gave to Cindy in her job at Woodlands school. He always had a smile and kind word whenever I saw him at the gas bar.

Raymond Trachsel

Our deepest sympathies Barb and family. Bob and Bob Hamlin


Our deepest condolences to the Fairlie family. May your memories help you thru this time of remembrance and reflection.

The Whittaker Family

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you Barb and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

Ralph Tanchak

Deepest sympathy to you Barb and family. Thinking of you at this time. Val Ruth and Blaine Wall

Val Ruth

Jack and I send sincere condolences. He was always a presence at the rodeos and number one fan of his grandchildren. I know you will all miss him so much.💔

Colleen Hogue

Our heart felt condolences to the family! Dave was an amazing man, a mentor to many, always up for a visit and never shy to dole out sage advice. He was a kind soul who always spoke proudly of his family. He will be deeply missed.


So sorry to hear of your loss Barb.

Joan Main

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