Monday June 29, 2020
2:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Tim Burghardt officiating.
In memory of
David Cunningham
June 11, 1952 - June 24, 2020 - Age 68

1952 ~ David Cunningham ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family of David Morris Cunningham of Kelvington, Saskatchewan, announce his passing after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 68 years. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Jodi (Todd) Gramlich and Dave (Gail) Cunningham; five grandchildren, Kaden, Joren and Riley Gramlich, Victoria and Robert Cunningham; four brothers, Darrel (Donna), Rodney (Leona), Randy (Marilyn) and Glen (Karen); two sisters, Linda (Maurice) Patenaude and Elaine (Leo) Patenaude as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his two gopher hunting buddies, Payton and Lincoln and an adopted grandkid, Brynn . He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Alice Cunningham and one sister, Diane Cunningham. Dave was one of the most selfless, kind, hardworking individuals you will ever meet. He wore his heart on his sleeve and always put his family first. As a dad and then a grampa, he supported, cheered and drove many many miles to sit in rinks, gyms, schools and even doctors offices. Jodi and Dave Jr. were his pride and joy until those grandkids came along. Kaden, Joren, Riley, Victoria and Robert won the lottery when it came to having the grampa they did. Everyone that had the privilege of meeting him soon became aware of the gem that he truly was. Grampa's pride and joy and unending love for these five was unmatchable. Dave was known as grampa Dave to all near and far. His love for horses and gardening has been passed down through many stories and teachings in the garden. The legacy he leaves behind will continue on through all the lives he touched. Grampa was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that you all showed him during his illness, for this we thank you. Special thanks and love sent to dads personal nurse, Gail. We knew he was in the best hands. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Tim Burghardt officiating. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID- 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health - funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff. Family and Friends are invited to remotely attend any public funeral service at our facility through live streaming on our website. Interment will take place at a later date in Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Grandpa David, who was always giving even when he became ill, may do so to the fund set up for Darcey and Amanda Job through the Cypress Credit Union Ltd. in Burstall. You may contact the Credit Union at 306-679-2280 for further information. To e-mail as an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: David Cunningham.

You may view the service at      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy9_udqkFAE

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Message from Pam and Kevin June 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss, sending hugs and our deepest sympathy.
Pam and Kevin
Message from Danna Cunningham June 25, 2020
So sorry to read this. Even though I haven't been a part of the family for a long time I am saddened to see this. All my love and thoughts go out to every person who remembers David.
Danna Cunningham
Message from Paul, Jacquie, Mark and Juliette June 25, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. He loved you all so very much! He left you with a legacy of a caring father and a gentle spirit. We will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.
Paul, Jacquie, Mark and Juliette
Message from Joyce Wilton June 25, 2020
I am very saddened by the news of your Dads passing Jodi and David and children! Also to David’s brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and friends! Please accept my sincere condolences during this sad time!
Joyce Wilton
Message from Liz and Johnny Bandura and family. June 25, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss of David. Keep his memories close in your đź’•
Liz and Johnny Bandura and family.
Message from Derek & Karleigh HZ June 25, 2020
We are terribly sorry for the loss of your devoted dad & grampa. I always loved a chat at the rink that he was surely attending - with one of his beloved grandchildren. Hold each other tight and please accept the prayers and love sent your way.
Derek & Karleigh HZ
Message from Alan,Shelley, Logan and Ryan Cunningham. Yellowknife, NT June 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of cousin David’s passing. Although we never got together nearly as much as we would of liked he always had a joke or a story that guaranteed a chuckle for sure. Had a sense of humour and swagger of a true cowboy and that is how I will remember him. Please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Alan,Shelley, Logan and Ryan Cunningham. Yellowknife, NT
Message from Bill/Dolores Patykewych June 26, 2020
Sleep in a well deserved Peace
Bill/Dolores Patykewych
Message from Gail Anderson June 26, 2020
So very sorry to hear of David's passing.We were cousins and I spent many of my childhood summers with the family.Condolences from my family.
Gail Anderson
Message from Gaby, Craig and Kelsie Pleau June 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss... thoughts and prayers with the family..
Gaby, Craig and Kelsie Pleau
Message from Bob and Polly Schindel June 26, 2020
Our condolences to all of David's family. Never enough time!
Bob and Polly Schindel
Message from Jason Riopka and Family June 26, 2020
May the bull break from the herd up there in your happy elk hunting ground David RIP
Jason Riopka and Family
Message from Bonnie Hooper (Burghardt) June 27, 2020
Words don't describe the sadness that overcame me when I heard of David's passing. I feel so honored and blessed to have seen and talked with David when he attended my Dad's (John Burghardt) 90th birthday party last October. My sincerest condolences go out to all of the Cunningham family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Bonnie Hooper (Burghardt)
Message from DAVID PATENAUDE June 27, 2020
Sorry to hear about Dave senior jodi&Dave take care
Message from Clayton and Vicki Gunn June 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss Jodi! Know that Vicki and I are thinking of you and your family. I always enjoyed listening to him talk about horses and the chuckwagons. Take Care
Clayton and Vicki Gunn
Message from Sean Clarke June 28, 2020
I always enjoyed talking to Dave about hunting and oil field topics.He was such a great individual to sit over the coffee cup and have great talks with.
Sean Clarke
Message from Bob taylor June 28, 2020
Our condolences to everyone. We spent a lot of time together when we were young going to school. Had some great memories. Which I will cherish for the rest of my life. So sorry for your lose. He will be missed. Life is to short sometimes.
Bob taylor
Message from Brian and Cheryl Strauss June 28, 2020
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad and grandpa.So sad to hear of his passing.We will always remember him to be a very kind and generous man -his family was very important to him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Brian and Cheryl Strauss
Message from Syd and Trudy Capes June 29, 2020
We were very sad to hear of David’s illness and passing. I remember many fun times going to school with David through grades 4 to 12 and who always seem to end up sitting in the row next to me. . A great person who always just “got” Math and made it seem easy to the rest of us .. and he was always on the sports field at recess.. playing a game of scrub in spring always holding the batter spot forever and on the soccer field in winter every recess and football field in fall. Syd has lots of good memories of playing hockey with David on the Kelvington Wheat Kings. We all wanted to see and talk to David again. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all of David’s family and friends.
Syd and Trudy Capes
Message from Darrel and Corrine Stahl June 29, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of David's passing. Cherish your memories you have of David. We are offering our condolences to his family.
Darrel and Corrine Stahl
Message from Anthony MacMorrine June 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Anthony MacMorrine