David E

David E. Fehr

1939 - 2008 

Fehr David E..jpgSuddenly on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in the RM of Stanley, Dave E. Fehr aged 69 years of Horndean, MB went to his eternal rest. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Mavis, his son Darnell (wife Karin), granddaughter Natalie Joy, his four sisters; Betty Elias, Mary Dyck, Marge Fehr, and Shirley Enns (Husband Bob); and one brother Pete Fehr (wife Susan). 

He is predeceased by their daughter Bonnie Charlene, parents Elizabeth and Abraham Fehr, his brother Bill Fehr, and brother-in-law’s John Elias and Pete Dyck. 

Dave was born in Haskett, Manitoba, October 31st, 1939 to Abraham and Elizabeth Fehr. He moved with his family to Miami where he attended public school until the age of 14. He helped his parents on the family farm and enjoyed rabbit hunting with his brothers.   At the age of 16, he moved back to Hasket to live with John and Betty Elias and work on their farm. At the age of 18, after feeling an incredible emptiness in his life, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour while kneeling on a bale in an old abandoned barn. He was very enthused with his new found faith in the Lord and joined the Hasket Youth Group where he participated in youth events and handing out tracts. During this time he continued to enjoy hunting and fishing with his brother-in-law Pete Dyck and friend George Dyck. 

When he was 21 he came to Horndean looking for a job in road construction with the John C. Kehler Construction Company.  While there, he met the love of his life, Mavis, and six years later, on July 28, 1967, they were married.  In 1969 Dave started farming in the Horndean area and farmed until 1986.  He had to eventually give up farming due to the loud equipment and loss of hearing.  During this time he also loved to work with steel and built many pieces of equipment.  He had an incredible ability to see an object in his mind and then build a working version of the same thing.  He worked on low-beds, scrapers, snow blowers, and even built the first tree planter in the area. 

Activities that Dave enjoyed with family and friends included hunting, fishing, camping and going out to eat.  Many years and many seasons were spent with his son hunting and fishing for a wide variety of game.  Dave loved to turkey hunt in the spring, and deer hunt in the fall.  Other hunts included bear, goose, pheasant, and rabbit. He was an amazing rifleman and rarely missed a shot. 

During his lifetime, Dave shared the gospel with many people and loved to talk about eternity.  His sharing was usually done over a cup of coffee with a friend or with his family at the dinner table.  He did devotions with his wife daily and continually encouraged his son to love the Lord and keep the faith.  Dave knew he would one day receive his crown of righteousness and be with the Lord in eternity.  That day came much too soon, especially for those that loved him dearly.  But the Lord required him in Heaven and he had no choice but to make his last journey home. 

He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements. 

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