On April 12, 2023, David Primmer passed away peacefully at home.
He approached his protracted battle with illness in the same way he lived his life: with unassuming courage, a positive attitude, and a deep love of life. In addition to his nephew David (2011), David’s parents Ross (1996) and Bunty (2011) also passed away before him.
His wife Pat (Green), daughters Lindsay (Eric), Kristin (Dave), and Paige, as well as his sister Gail (Don) and grandchildren Hannah, Hunter, and Harrison, are left to carry on without him. Pat’s family, which consists of her son Larry (and Renata), daughter Lori (and Calvin), and grandchildren, will undoubtedly feel the loss of David. On June 16, 1948, David Marshall Primmer was born on the family farm in Cardale, Manitoba.
He joined the neighborhood 4-H garden club, where he flourished both socially and academically throughout his time there. He moved to Winnipeg in 1966 and enrolled in the University of Manitoba the following year after selling the family farm.
David was a devoted father who instilled in his three kids the virtues of bravery, pragmatism, perseverance, and kindness. Due to his considerable coaching background, he helped a great deal of individuals as a mentor and advisor.
In 2009, David left his post as the province of Manitoba’s chief information officer. In 2010, he and his wife Pat relocated to Winnipeg Beach, where he could finally build the workshop of his dreams.
He was an avid member of the Winnipeg Beach Curling Club and the Lakeside Lions Club, where he spent many happy hours working with wood, volunteering, and curling.
Nothing brought him greater joy than spending time with his family, completing tasks in his garage workshop, and taking care of his plants.