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Date of Passing: Jan 17, 2022

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Surrounded by love and music, Dave passed away on January 17, 2022.
He was born in Gimli on January 4, 1944 to Fred and Anna and lived in Fraserwood until 1955 when the family moved to Winnipeg.
Dave was predeceased by his brother Tony and sister Zennie. He is survived by Penney, his wife of 54 years, brother Walter (Miranda) and his dearest friend and mother- in- law, Doris Boyce.
Also deeply saddened by his loss is a large and loving extended family.
Dave will be greatly missed by many friends, neighbours, and the music community.

Life Ends - Love Doesn't

A music and photo tribute can be viewed on February 7, 2022 at
Due to covid restrictions, a celebration of his life will not be held at this time.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dave was the guy you told everything to about the song and he'd put his heart into it. He was so much fun. I took care of his piano for years, recorded with him, and socialized. A great musician and friend. Thank you for being there. Penney, my deepest sympathies. - Charles Lage - Posted by: Charles Lage (Friend) on: Apr 15, 2022

  • Dear Penney. We think of you often and are so sorry for your loss I hope you doing ok and if ever you are in Selkirk please call. - Posted by: Tom and Lenore Boyce (Family) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • George and I were already fans of the D-Drifters, and became moreso after Penney introduced us to Dave. By invitation, we attended many functions that Dave played at. When George was a DJ, he would tell Dave how he could always get the crowd on the dance floor when he played the D-Drifters’ music, especially the polkas and kolomeykas, at socials and weddings. Our get-togethers were always very special because of his friendliness, sense of humour and kindness. He always gave a huge compliment after a fun night at our house. Thank you Penney for sharing your wonderful husband with us. It was a great honour to be in his presence. I know he has left you with many precious memories. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Anne Gates (Friend) on: Feb 18, 2022

  • I have worked with many musicians in my life. I have liked the majority of them, but there were a few people I actually admired. I admired them for their musicianship, their attitude and their personal integrity. Dave Romanyshyn was such a person. I will miss him but we will meet again someday. Rest in peace Dave. Bob King - Posted by: Bob King (friend) on: Feb 05, 2022

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