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John Davis

February 27, 1939 - November 8, 2017


Following a brief hospitalization John Lloyd Davis, passed away on November 8, 2017 in the Seven Oaks Hospital at the age of 78 years.

John will be missed by his partner Diane Wilshire, Diane's brother Mitch and his wife Peggy, Diane's brother Terry and his wife Karen and their son Shawn. John will be remembered by his son Warren, his daughter Jan (Davis) Erb. Jan's husband Rolond and their children; Jenna, Logan, and Zach.  He also leaves his sisters-in-law Janet and Pam Davis, his niece Heather Osbourne, Heather's husband Ted and their daughter Julianne as well as John's nephew Jeff , Jeff's wife Jennifer and their daughters Maddy and Amelia, his cousins and his friends; Geanne and Adeline Hanis, Ruth and Thomas Holmes and Helen Patterson.

He was predeceased by his father John Lewis (Jack) Davis, his mother Evelyn (Doris) Davis and his brother Richard (Rick) Davis.

John was born on February 27, 1939 in Winnipeg.  Although he spent most of his childhood in the city, he often spoke fondly of the summers that he spent at his aunt and uncles farm in Hamiota.   He attended and graduated from Gordon Bell High School then pursued a career with the Bank of Commerce.   He worked for the bank in numerous communities across Southern Manitoba and volunteered with The Legion, played music at family dances and was involved in projecting family movies at the community center while living in Elkhorn.

John was a friendly and outgoing person. He enjoyed sports such as golfing and curling and the socializing that went along with it. He joined a bowling league later in life and played with his cousin Eleanor and her late husband. He was proud to have been able to volunteer for The Briar when his health had permitted him.

John was an artsy guy.  He spent time painting with oils as a young man and was interested in photography and videography. He played the accordion, was a good dancer and had a really nice singing voice. John and his son Warren shared a love of music.  They traveled to Craven Country Music Festival and attended various concerts together over the years. 

As John's health declined he enjoyed watching curling on TV and loved cheering on The Jets from his living room.  He usually had his TV tray full of treats that the neighborhood ladies had baked.  His partner Diane kept him quite comfortable and always made sure to phone him from work at least once during the day to chat.

John was very proud of his children! He enjoyed attending his daughters nursing graduation and wedding.  He made it a habit to drive out to the country to visit the grand kids when he could and always made sure to remember their birthdays. In keeping with John's wishes a Celebration of Life will be held at John's daughter's home for family and friends.

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