David Arthur Meier
David Arthur Meier, aged 99 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Dave was born on November 5th, 1921 on the family farm near Regina, SK. He worked on the farm growing up and enlisted for service in the Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in many places in Canada during his time in the service and had some good stories and memories, especially from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Toronto. Dave married the love of his life, Helen Kalbfleisch, on December 27th, 1946. They farmed in the Zehner/Edenwold and Balgonie areas, and then lived in Regina and Swift Current until they moved to Moose Jaw in 1972, where he resided until his passing. Dave worked at various jobs, including the John-Deere dealership, St. Andrew’s Church and Sukanen Museum. He enjoyed refinishing furniture and going on fishing trips, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Together, he and Helen raised 6 children, had 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Meier; grandson, Jamie Fry; son-in-law, Brent Willy; parents, Daniel and Wilhemina Meier; and siblings: Emilie (Conrad) Kleiner, Helen (Walter) Mang, Freda (John) Mang, Louise (Val) Karst, Jacob (Alma) Meier, Christian Meier, Harold (Charlotte) Meier, and Eleanor (Henry) Becker; as well as father and mother-in-law, Albert and Caroline Kalbfleisch; sisters-in-law: Frances (Buster) Gray, Mina (Isaac) Curry, and Polly (Lorne) Mireau; and brother-in-law, Bud (Tina) Kalbfleisch. Dave is survived by his children and their families: daughter, Candy Willy, Monique (Derek), Keane, Aidan; Shane (Alicia), Madison; daughter, Jacquie Fry, Jesse (May), Jenny; son, Darrell Meier; son, David (Denise) Meier, Dione (Justin), Draeger, Barret; Dayna (Devin); Dawson (Paula); son, Darcy (Carol) Meier, Kaitlyn (Durston), Kagan; and daughter, Pam (Bob) Lys, Matthew, Jordan (Britney), Racquel (Taylor), Lennon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dave had a special knack for making everyone feel cherished and loved. His keen wit and great sense of humor was with him right up until his passing. Special thanks to the incredible nurses at the Dialysis Unit for their friendship, care and kindness as well as the staff at WestPark Retirement Crossing and at Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Seaborg officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to any of Dave’s favourite charities: Moose Jaw Food Bank, 305 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V8, Salvation Army, 175 – 1st Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y9 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #1 – 2217 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon, SK S7L 9Z9. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Pam, our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. When reading about your dad, it sure sounds like had a fulfilling life and a special place in his heart for you. Prayers and hugs
I am so sorry for your loss!
I had the pleasure of getting to know Dave in his last decade of life! He was one of the most kind gentle and loving men I have ever met. He alway shared stories of his life and always said how blessed he was to have his family.
Pam and I were friends growing up , but at the time never has the opportunity to meet Dave then.
I cut Dave’s hair and their are times in our lives that certain people touch your heart and Dave was one of them for me.
Again my condolences go out to your family.
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. It is very hard to lose a parent. Hugs & prayers for you and your family.