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David schonberg

November 30, 1942 - July 27, 2021


David Martin Schonberg

November 30, 1942 – July 27, 2021

We are truly sad to announce that Dave has passed away in New Denver after struggling with

Alzheimer’s disease. Dave is survived by his wife, Crystal (Moon), daughter Dawn (Ryan) Schonberg and sister Ann (John) Pratt. He was born in Le Pas, Manitoba to Roy (Reinhold) and Muriel (Pickup) Schonberg. After Muriel’s passing in 1950, Dave spent most of his childhood in Kaslo with foster parents, Reg and Frieda Mossman.

Over the years Dave acquired training as a machinist, heavy duty mechanic, automotive technician, small engine technician and pilot. He used his many skills in the mining, logging and fishing industries. In 1977 he established Kaslo Truck & Saw Ltd., first as a chainsaw shop and then an automotive/small engine repair business. He spent most of his days helping people fix just about anything. In the spring of 2018, at age 76, Dave decided to retire and sold the shop.

Dave loved the mountains, hunting, fishing, repairing/building things, photography, music, dancing, animals, kids and having a good laugh with friends.

A special thank you to staff at the New Denver Pavilion for helping Dave through the last 5 months of his life.

A public memorial is planned for 2:00 pm, Saturday, Sept Il at St Andrew’s United (pending pandemic restrictions). Please come and share your stories.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Debra (aka Hambone thanks to Uncle David)
Relation: I am his niece

I have memories of a truly gentle giant is what I remember about Uncle David… my mom always cared for him as her baby brother and they stood by each other after losing their mother so young… He was always dear in my heart and always will be…

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