Daniel Clifford LaFee was born on April 20, 1962.
Dan suddenly passed away at the Health and Science Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 24, 2023.
I can remember as a child Dan was always amazed at how things worked. Our Dad had a huge wall clock, so Dan proceeded to take the clock apart to see how it worked. The clock never worked again.
Dan had such a zest for life. On our summer holidays, we would go to visit family in Wellington. You could be sure that Dan and Rodney were always into something. Or, we would go with Marion and Luke for a weekend to Richmond Hill.
As we got older, Dan turned his at attention to mechanics working on cars or whatever he could tear apart. He worked for a time on an oil truck eventually getting his tractor trailer license. Dan’s biggest love was his drawings and art work, doing etching on glass and making things out of wood. His drawings were fantastic.
When Dan was a baby, Marion was doing Mom’s hair and she put a tiny roller in Dans hair. It was a running joke between them that that’s where Dan got his beautiful hair.
Dan eventually made his way to Winnipeg where he stayed and worked at McLaren Hotel. He was a Jack of all trades and eventually becoming a bartender. He made some amazing friends there - like Billy who thought of Dan as a brother and James, Norene and John; and he became close to his friend Susan Prenteau. Susan has been amazing throughout this. I know these people will miss Dan as much as we will.
Dan was predeceased by our parents Hazel Pearl LaFee and James Daniel Poff; brother Eugene LaFee; sister Theresa Cullen.
Dan enjoyed talking to his daughter Christina Mark and his granddaughter.
Dan is survived by sister Terri MacNeil (Leonard); sister Loretta Zachariah LaFee; nieces Liesa Carroll (Roger), Tammy Chamberlain and Cindy Wood (Mike). There are too many cousins to list but I know you loved them all and all of your nieces and nephews.
Rest in Peace Daniel.
Your wings were ready but our hearts were not. As our niece Liesa would say “We love you mountain man”.
You will truly be missed brother, and always remember by everyone whose lives you touched.
We love you.
God Speed Dan!
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