David Neil MAKOKIS
It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. David (Dave) Makokis announces his passing on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at the age of 67. Dave is survived by his children, Dorothy, David Jr. and Kimberly. Siblings: Tim (Janet), Ron (Sharron), Dale (Earl, predeceased) and Bruce (Sandy). 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dave was predeceased by his partner Edna (2021).
Dave went by many names and wore them all proudly. Whether you called him David, Dave, Dad or his favourite, Grandpa, you felt lucky to know someone who was the definition of strength, love of life and unconditional love.
Dave grew up in Alberta and throughout his life had several occupations that he kept close to his heart. Be it working with horses for rodeos or counselling people in need, Dave always worked himself to the bone when he knew it was something he loved and cherished. I am sure everyone who had the great opportunity of crossing his path felt blessed and will remember him forever.
“Junking” (or garage saling) and Bingo were two of Dave’s favourite past times. Sometimes they worked together where he would win at bingo and on his way home, would bring a truckload of treasures home with him. He rarely bought anything for himself and always seemed to have a new gift for someone upon his return. This was the type of generous soul he was, and that each person will remember him to be.
Even though Dave is gone, we can all stand together to be happy knowing he is finally at peace and back with the woman he loved more than life itself, Edna. We will miss you and your wonderful soul, thank you for holding on as long as you could, you will always be in our hearts.