Rose Garden Chapel


David John Notenboom

21 May, 197117 March, 2021

NOTENBOOM, David John May 21, 1971 –March 17, 2021 It is with utter sadness that the family announce Dave Notenboom’s passing on March 17, 2021 at the age of 49, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family, his wife; Beverly, children; Justin (Cailie), Jarred (Keri), his grandchildren; Keyrah, Sterling, Carson, Lincoln, Braylee, Ora, his parents; Marjorie and Pleun, his siblings; Coby (David), Len (Cheryl), niece; Julia (Alistair) as well numerous other family members and those that he loved as family.

On a spring day, the 21st of May 1971. Marjorie and Pleun Notenboom welcomed the newest member of the family. Coby and Len had a new baby brother, David. There were many trying times ahead for Marjorie, as Dave was forever being taken to the ER to be stitched up. Fish hooks will leave a mark, and usually need to be removed by a doctor. So much excitement. Dave called home at least once a week. You know his parents did right by him.

As a youth in Calgary, Dave spent time fishing the Bow River, many times the big one "slipped" off the line. There were many hours spent with his band mates practicing the music and steps needed to be in a world class marching band. Great long-lasting friendships where formed through these experiences. Dave spent time living with his brother Len, while finishing college. A tight brother's bond was formed (this was beautifully portrayed as Len and Cheryl came to be by his bedside). Meanwhile Coby had met, and married her David. Blessing this union was a beautiful little girl, Julia. Uncle Dave immediately in love with the bouncing baby. She had him completely wrapped around her tiny little finger. She still does. Coby was the "older sis", her little brother was a her love and dedication shines through, Coby was here with Dave at the end, watching over his wellbeing with everything she had. Helping the family understand what Dave was going through. Using her vast medical experience daily to ensure his comfort as he passed from this world. Mom and dad Notenboom FaceTime daily being with us, keeping the family together. Giving Dave courage, love and peace.

Dave learned that being a parent was not as easy as his parents made it look. He became a dad of two rambunctious boys (12 and 13 yrs old), when he married his wife Bev in 2005. He found he had a lot to learn about patience and time outs, usually his. Grandchildren abound, making life so much more fun, the prospect of teaching them to fish. Priceless. He found that love grows the more it’s given. And his love for his family and friends knew no bounds. Whether he was enjoying a rousing game of poker, a good football game, quiet round of golf, fly fishing the Tay River or a Flames game, these where especially great when done with friends new and old.

Dave was a genuinely sincere person who had the ability to allow others to feel at ease with who they were. There will be many who will feel the impact of his death, as he was a great source of optimism and joy. Wherever Dave worked, Lammles Western Wear, IGA, The Back Forty, or Pembina West Co-Op, it was always about the people. He will be missed.

Donations in Dave’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Amanda Lambert of Rose Garden Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made at


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Nancy Mahar

6 April 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with Dave at the IGA. I will never forget working with him as he He was always happy and cheerful!! We had many laughs working together! My condolences to all his family and friends.

Margaret Rooney

27 March 2021

Never could be ready to let you go Dave. If only the world had more like you. Words seem so inadequate but I hope your spirit, and those who are dearest to you can feel the loving thoughts we send. Deepest sympathy from your Aussie cousin clan XOXOX

Rodney Kuehn

26 March 2021

I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences. I am sure Dave is planning a new adventure while we wait to see him again, of which I am sure will entail lots of fun, laughs and likely a few pranks!! See you again friend.

Bert Conrad

25 March 2021

There are so many memories of laughs we shared over the years we knew Dave. No matter how tired we were at the end of some of our very long days, Dave could keep you smiling. We will miss him so much. Every time I prepare beets or rice or any of his other favourite dishes, I will think of him. Thanks for everything,
"The Chicken Whisperer".

Sharon Barton

24 March 2021

I would like to extend condolences from both Ron and myself to Bev and the family. I enjoyed working with Dave at The Back40, Champion Feeds for a number of years. So sad to hear of his passing.

Patricia De Jong

24 March 2021

Proud to be your family member, sad because you are leaving too soon. You were very loved. I'm sure you will be missed and wish everyone strength. Rest in peace dear Dave.❤

Christine Hennessey

24 March 2021

I had the honour of Dave not only being my manager but also a friend. He was a wise man that always had a smile. He inspired me to do my best in every aspect of my life with great advice on how to go about doing it. I could go on and on about how he and Bev have helped me through my journey in life but I don’t know how to put it into words to make anyone understand the impact they had on me. This earth has lost an amazing person but the universe has gained one special angel. Rest now my friend, you will never be forgotten...

Kent Turner

23 March 2021

First of all I wish to offer my condolences to all the family and friends effected by Dave’s passing. I have been thinking of him a lot this week since the news arrived and have prayed for peace to be sent to those that need it at this difficult time. I knew Dave from band in high school and cherish the memories with him. I played trombone with him and sat beside him many times in rehearsals and performances. He had an infectious smile a warm personality. So many good times. You will be missed Dave. God bless.


23 March 2021

my sincerest condolences to all the families....there is love that will live forever and there are memories that will shine through the sorrow.....thoughts and prayers to all

Graham Boyd

23 March 2021

Sorry to hear of his passing Bev. I knew Dave originally from his time at Lammles, then when he moved up here our friendship grew more. A wonderful mail, who will be missed. Blessings to the family.

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