David  Jones

December 29, 1963 - September 8, 2017

DAVID MARTIN JONES

A.K.A., Brother, Jonesy, DJ, 

 

I held you in my arms so tight, as the Angels took you up to heaven. I hope one day I will understand why you had to go so young? Our world will forever be changed, but we know it will always be guided by your love. You will always be my Prince David, Megan's Barbar and Jaxon's Winger. Thank you for loving us with all your heart. Thank you for blessing me with an amazing son and loving Megan as your own. You have been an amazing father, husband, son, uncle, brother, and friend. You, my love, have touched and impacted so many lives. 

Dave's life was surrounded by wonderful people. He was pre-deceased by his parents Mervyn and Gwyneth Jones. His relationship with his parents was so amazing, and he spoke of them often as he learned to parent his own children.  He leaves behind his wife Michelle, his precious little boy Jaxon and his beautiful step daughter Megan, Grandpa John, his sister Shan (Payton & Stephan), family from Rocky Mountain House Alberta, his in-laws (Susan/Rene, David/Robbie), Sister-in-law Lisa (Rob, Bella and Cameron), and his extended family who have been right beside us through this entire journey; Ken & Peggy Talbot and family, the McLeod sisters (Pam, Deb, Ali) and their families, his Bro Navi, the Unruh family, the Johnson & Brown families, our lake family (Smits, Gaudes Crew, Purslows, & Huyghes), and last but not least, the Life Group and Pastors from the Oasis Church. You have all been so very important in this journey. Your love, strength, wisdom, prayers, and random acts of kindness have been appreciated in countless ways.

Dave's life was far too great to put into a few words. He loved adventure, be it racing, bungee jumping, sky diving, skiing, travelling the world, or looking for treasures with his son. He loved life to its fullest, always wanting to do everything and to be everywhere. He has friends on all sides of the world, and "Hey Brother" is a greeting that will be deeply missed by many. He valued his friendships like no other man I've known. Always wanting those he cared about to feel special, always wanting to lend a helping hand. His friends, his friends parents, his friends children... were not just friends...They were family! 

There are few who enjoyed his choice in beer, but many who loved to share a good bottle of wine with him. His love for food was ridiculous.  I will miss the kitchen cabinets rattling before bed as he prepared a cup of tea and a bedtime MEAL. 

Dave's love for music was extraordinary. He could name that tune and artist with precision 99% of the time. He loved all genres, and could be seen rocking out to Metallica one minute, and humming to Frank Sinatra the next. He enjoyed working with countless music acts when they came through Winnipeg. 

Dave loved spending time at the cottage with friends and family. It truly was "Our Happy Place". Our sunset evenings and days of puttering at Twin Beach will forever put a smile on our faces as the tears are wiped away. 

He loved golfing at St. Charles with the guys and often reminisced about all the shenanigans. His last minute trips to Vegas with Navi, air band rock outs with the girls, and those days on the lake with Talby, a cold beer and the smell of a good BBQ were happy times for him. But without question, his greatest joy in life was being a daddy. Vegas towers became sand castles at the park, a cold bevy was a trip to 7 eleven for a slurpee, and a good road trip was skiing the mountains with Megan.

Dave loved his family and friends with all his heart. He embraced life to its fullest and influenced others with his optimism and positive thinking. Life without him will never be the same. However the incredible memories left behind will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those that truly knew and loved the "Brother". 

 

Until we meet again... forever and always my love. 

 

In lieu of flowers or donations, I ask that friends and family bring a memory, a picture, something written, that can be left for little Jaxon and the family to remember the special moments of Dave's life. 

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