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David Leslie Anderson

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On September 7, 2021 @ 4:35 pm In Obituaries | 34 Comments

May 9, 1946 ~ September 6, 2021

It is with extreme sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Dave Anderson of Lac du Bonnet, after a very short illness.  He was 75 years young.

Dave is survived by his grade school sweetheart (of 56 years) Alice Mae King; sisters Ingrid Hiebert, Tova (Ted) Anderson and brother Don (June) Elliot.  Dave is also survived by his son Mike (Sharon) Lanteigne; Linda (Mikes’ mother); grandchildren Milley and Camryn; friends, neighbours and co-workers.  He loved us all and we loved him.  We will miss him so much; his wit, humour, sarcasm advice, one-liners, advice and expertise.

Dave was born May 9, 1946 to Lambert and Madeline Anderson, in Fannystelle.  In 1956 being a foster child, moving to Arden.  It was there he met Alice Mae.  The rest is history and they lived happily ever after until his untimely death.

Dave worked so many jobs in his life, it is hard to remember them all; a farm hand in Brookdale, a miner in Snow Lake, Tuktoyaktuk, ambulance driver in The Pas, cook at Limestone and Broadlands, Merchant Navy in Vietnam, and others.  He was a loyal employee for 27+ years with Jay-Em Hauling and recently with AML.  He loved all his various careers.  He did them all.  He especially loved driving the northern winter roads.  His favourite T.V. shows, Ice Road Truckers and Storage Wars.

Dave was a very enthusiastic fisherman and loved fishing with his mother-in-law Joyce.  They loved the challenge of cat-fishing and the fun of ice-fishing.

Dave was a fighter throughout his life.  He had a strong will to live and love.  He did not let all the troubles of the world get the better of him.  His attitude, although very stubborn, was always positive.  He was kind, honest, caring, generous and happy-go-lucky.  He lived a full life doing the things he loved; fishing, afternoon coffee meetings at Drifters, stopping in at Riverdale for Georgette’s garlic soup, chatting, telling stories. Wherever he went and whatever he did he made amazing friends along the way.  Dave had an infectious way of making lifetime friends (Calvin, Vicky, Billy and Doreen) and his spirit will live on in all of us.

Special thanks to Dr. Sayfee, St. Boniface Hospital and especially nurse Colleen.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, Beausejour with Rev. Ed Loucks officiating.  The family welcomes you to join them inside the chapel or in the parking lot of Sobering Funeral Chapel and tuning your radio to 98.1 FM.  If you are in the parking lot, there will be an opportunity to sign the guest register from your vehicle.  Men, please wear a plaid shirt and a cap, just as Dave would want.  Casual wear!

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations are gratefully accepted to help Alice move forward . Please contact Alice at vwrenter@mymts.net

A Livestream of the funeral service can be accessed through the WEBEX app on your mobile phone or visit www.webex.com on your PC.  Enter the Meeting Number: 2550 825 8911 and Password: spGSemc2m29 to view the livestream.  

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Private family interment will take place at a later date.


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Condolence from Georgette Therrien on September 7th, 2021 7:36 pm

My condolences to you Alice and family in your loss , sending special vibes your way
Love you and take care

Condolence from Sherry on September 8th, 2021 8:39 am

Alice and family
I am so sorry to hear about Dave . It is a shock . My prayers are with you all. Alice please take care of yourself.

Condolence from Alice King on September 10th, 2021 8:10 am

Yes thank you Sherry. Sherry, please come to the service; just one more Boyfriend Girlfriend smoke break!

Condolence from Doreen Grant on September 8th, 2021 7:11 pm

Alice & Family

Our condolences to you and the family on the passing of Dave. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Take care.
Love Doreen (your old Arden neighbour) and Charlie

Condolence from Anna Scheirich on September 8th, 2021 9:39 pm

Alice I’m so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing.
Just know you have friends to help get you through.
I’ll see you at the funeral

Condolence from Billy & Doreen Meade on September 8th, 2021 11:01 pm

Fr. Billy & Doreen Meade
Sending our condolences to our good friend, Alice King of Lac Du Bonnet on the passing of her loving partner in life for many years, Mr Dave Anderson “super Dave” and also condolences to his family.
“Breaker Breaker one nine”
“What’s your twenty”
“Catch you on the flip flop good-buddy”
Some of Dave and I’s C.B. radio talk.
Dave’s greeting to me often was “Breaker Breaker one nine” it was always good to hear that greeting. Thanks Dave!
Catch you on the flip flop good-buddy RIP.

Your good trucking friend, Billy Meade

Condolence from Roberta Carlson on September 9th, 2021 12:46 am

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, Floyd and I will surely miss him.

Condolence from Jackie Hampshire on September 11th, 2021 10:54 am

Alice, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. Our prayers are with you and Bob will miss their special talks about the navy.

Condolence from charles E. (Chuck) Skwirz on September 11th, 2021 2:04 pm

To Alice King, and the family, and friends of David Anderson. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of David. Although I did not know him personally, Alice was excited to tell me about him, and I was happy for them both. Alice and I were good friends since I met her in 1978. When she told me of her loss, I felt I also lost a friend. May Dave R.I.P.

Condolence from Kim Armstrong on September 12th, 2021 6:26 pm

Gone But Not Forgotten

Don’t think of him as gone away
His journey’s just begun.
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away

And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing love is ever lost
And he was loved so much.

He Is Gone

You can shed tears that He is gone or you can smile because He has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that He will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that He has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see Him or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember Him and only that He is gone or you can cherish His Memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what he would want
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on

RIP Dave
Your friendship will be missed
Your memories will remain in my heart
I will miss you my friend

Condolence from Georgette Therrien on September 15th, 2021 9:46 am

Just adding a few words that were left out of my earlier message , Dave used to like is garlic soup but now he will be making it , he used to call and see what was the soup of the day , you could be sure he would stop if it was GARLIC SOUP.

Alice , thinking of you in these hard times and take care of yourself

Condolence from Ann on September 15th, 2021 4:16 pm

Alice, thank you for sharing your ‘s and Dave’s story with me today. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Dave “Trouble” as I used to call him when he would come into CoOp, was always teasing and joking around. I will miss seeing him very much. He brightened my day many times. I am praying that God will comfort you with peace as you walk through this difficult time.

Condolence from Ward Omichinski on September 15th, 2021 4:23 pm

Our condolences to you and family Alice, I remember working many a jobs with Dave and he always had his unique smile and great sense of humour. If it was Dave working for Jerry hauling gravel or driving one of our trucks, you never had to worry about something going wrong. Dave always seemed to help to get things done. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. RIP Dave.

Condolence from Hildegard Obirek on September 15th, 2021 7:21 pm

Alice my deepest condolence. Remember to cry the tears of joy, tears of sadness, tears for memories, tears for love and tears for the happiness. Keep all your days that you had together in your heart and it will help to get you through the tough days ahead.
Your Friend

Condolence from Dr. Raabe on September 15th, 2021 9:46 pm

So sad to hear of Dave’s passing. Sounds like he had an interesting and eventful life. He will surely be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Take care of yourself.

Condolence from Pastor James Schwab on September 16th, 2021 5:29 pm

Hi Alice. Our hearts break with yours. Praying for you and your family in the days, weeks, months to come. May the everlasting love of our heavenly Father be experienced during this time. May His peace that surpasses all understanding be felt at this time. When we are weak He is strong in our lives. Love and Hugs!

Condolence from Pat Myron on September 17th, 2021 1:57 pm

I was very sorry to her of Dave’s passing. I only met you a few times and see all the love and support you have in so many friends. Take care.

Condolence from Wanda Grift on September 17th, 2021 2:58 pm

Dear Alice and family, my condolences on your loss. I will always remember Dave’s beautiful playful smile and how happy he seemed to be when moving snow around on the quad. I think he was even moving snow in the ditches because he didn’t want to be done. Hugs and love to you Alice. I will either attend the service on line or in person. Rest In Peace Dave.

Condolence from Larah Thomson on September 18th, 2021 8:37 am

Alice, What a love story and what a life! I am so sorry for your loss. I know that my father Lew was there in eternal life to receive David with a warm hug and a cold beer and my son Connor too. Know that I am thinking of you and send loving comforting prayers and Hugs. Kindly, Larah Thomson Denver, Colorado.

Condolence from Alice King on September 18th, 2021 4:12 pm

Yes Larah you’re right..As your Dad would say. “Divid…let’s have a Molson Can-id-ian….with his llovely accent…And they’re chatting up a storm, for sure/ Connor will be with them, listening to their endless stories! May they rest in peace!

Condolence from Jordan LeBlanc on September 18th, 2021 9:59 pm

My condolence to the family.

Dave always wanted to stop and chat when delivering gravel to White Spruce on the Lake. Even though I had lots going on, his first job was to ask how I was, and then to find out where the gravel was going. He always had a story for me.

Condolence from Everett Obirek on September 19th, 2021 12:52 am

Dear Alice, and family, and friends, my sincere condolences for your great loss. Dave was a regular face at White Spruce on the Lake over the past 7 years… he drove many many loads of gravel into the resort during all the years of construction, and I will never forget the huge smile he always had on his face every single time we met. I hope the memory of that wonderful smile will provide you all just a little bit of comfort in this very sad and difficult time. God bless. Rest In Peace Dave.

Condolence from Darlene Gerbrand on September 19th, 2021 3:33 pm

Our deepest condolence for your loss of Dave he will be sadly missed

Condolence from Linda Wilcox on September 20th, 2021 3:24 pm

Alice and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. So glad I got the chance to meet Dave. My condolences to you and yours. May God’s blessings help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Tammy LaCroix on September 21st, 2021 12:22 pm

My sincere condolences to Dave’s family and friends. I am friends with his son Mikey and my thoughts are with him, his wife Sharon and their two daughters, as well as everyone who loved him and are mourning his passing.

Condolence from Liz Zimmer on September 21st, 2021 1:49 pm

My deepest sympathy Alice Mae and family on the loss of Dave
Liz zimmer

Condolence from CeAndra Reade on September 21st, 2021 4:20 pm

It was a beautiful service. Was wonderful getting to meet Dave and know him for the short amount of time I did working alongside him at AML. Was a great honour to know him and get to hear his witty jokes and getting to see he always had a smile on his face; always made a long day better. Going to miss you super Dave, keep on truckin up there buddy. Condolences to the family, I’m very sorry for your loss <3

Condolence from Cheryl Gogo on September 21st, 2021 9:49 pm

Dear Alice
I am praying that you will find God’s peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.
After reading this it sounds like Dave was a wonderful person and that you had a lovely man at your side.
I am sure that you will miss him dreadfully. Keep reaching out; for you need friends and family at this time. Maybe we will see each other at Abundant Life Chapel or somewhere else?
Thank you for reaching out to us; your old neighbours in Great Falls.

Condolence from Larry Wiebe on September 21st, 2021 10:21 pm

Alice, we are sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. It was always a pleasure talking with Dave up at Lac du Bonnet, when we were there. We appreciated his help when we needed it. We will keep praying for you.

Larry & Bertha Wiebe

Condolence from Mary Ann Grewinski on September 23rd, 2021 6:16 pm

Alice, it is with a heavy heart that I write this condolence.
Dave was such a loyal employee, Jerry could count on him to get the gravel loads delivered. He was part of our buisness and a friend. We always enjoyed his quick witted sayings and stories. He will be missed but I know Jerry was there to greet him and carry on the conversations about trucking and what has been going on. Maybe they are trucking again. I’m happy about that.
This is a difficult time for you and will take time. You will always have good memories to help you.
The service for Dave was very special to me also. Thank You.

Take care of yourself Alice.

Condolence from Alice King on September 25th, 2021 3:42 pm

Thank you Mary Ann! A special bond, for sure, not just employer, employee. Thank you for you and all your family for everything, absolutely everything!! I am sure Jerry’s first words to Dave were, as they were here on earth..”What kept you?”

Condolence from Farrah Buhay on September 25th, 2021 4:04 pm

I am sorry I could not make the funeral.

I grew up with Dave around – Dave worked for my Dad, Jerry, for over 27 years.
Dave watched my sister, Wynter, and I grow up. But we grew up watching him & his kind soul. We saw him sharing his lunch with our St. Bernards. We saw him waving to us and checking to make sure we got on the bus in the mornings. We saw him listening patiently to my Dad’s instructions. We saw how dedicated he was to my Dad and everything about trucking in general.

He was dependable and would help my Dad with whatever he could. Dave could always be counted on to stay late, to deliver a last-minute load of gravel, to drop whatever he was doing and go. Very rare to find that caliber of loyalty today. I am certain he has met up with my Dad by now and they are having a coffee & a chat in some Heavenly Drifters coffee shop! You will be missed, Dave. Keep on Truckin’.

Condolence from Alice King on September 26th, 2021 1:35 am

Thank you Farrah, thank you so much. Such touching words. Yes, the bond was, and is, very strong! Your Dad and Dave covered a lot of miles and hauled gazillions of loads of gravel and “material” and drank many a Drifter’s coffee; Not only did they have a bond through work, they were the truest of friends. Thanks to all of your Grewinski family for your love,care, and concern. God bless all of you. With much love from myself and Dave . xoxo

Condolence from Farrah Buhay on September 25th, 2021 4:08 pm

The Trucker’s Last Ride

He traveled the roads
In years gone past
A life he chose and
Hoped it would last.

Driving all night
From place to place
Trying to get home
And arriving so late.

He parked his truck now
His engine has stopped
And those who love him
Their hearts have dropped.

He traveled the country
With a smile of great pride
Now he drives the streets of Heaven
On the truckers last ride.


*found this poem on the internet, I did not write this. there was no author listed.

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