Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC


David Ian Manly

April 27, 1945July 26, 2020

David Ian Manly

Born April 27,1945 to Mary Jane (Whitelaw) and Harrington Manly in Moosejaw, Sask. and died after a brave battle from metastasized cancer in Langley Hospice on July 26, 2020.

Dave was a 32 year veteran of the RCMP and Vancouver City Police, serving in a career he loved. He was a deeply intelligent and sensitive police officer- advising recruits- “The purpose of police work is to make the machinery of society run smoother. Don’t ticket a mother going out in the middle of the night for baby formula because her car has an expired decal.”

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Lucienne (Lucy) and is buried next to his adored son Warren (’81-’88) at Langley Lawn Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be shared on Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home website. If you so wish, in this time of CO-VID, doing 3 nice things for 1st responders, in Dave’s memory would be appreciated.

“Though nothing can bring back the hour We will grieve not, But instead take strength In what must remain behind.”


David Ian Manly

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Faye Minter

August 9, 2020

Dear Lucy
I am so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I think of you so often and am sending my sincere condolences on your sad loss.
Grace Mooney, Chilliwack, BC

Harold and Joanne Vaughan

August 8, 2020

Dear Lucy:

Our sincere condolences. Harold worked with Dave at the Langley Liquor Store. He enjoyed working with him, especially his sense of humour. I, unfortunately, never met either of you personally, but thoroughly enjoyed exchanging annual Christmas cards and letters. You both took turns producing quite an interesting and comical letter. Your life together sounded quite interesting and full of caring and sharing. The mention of Dave's illness in your last letter was very sad. Take care.
Harold and Joanne

Elaine Kinnaird

August 8, 2020

Dear Lucy I am so sorry for your loss of your husband of so many years. I know he fought a hard battle but now is at peace. It is wonderful to have met you along your journey. Take care of you and all the best in your coming days.

Peter Walton

August 7, 2020

I was saddened to learn of Dave's recent passing. My first memory of Dave is from Sea Cadets in Aldergrove BC sixty years ago. He was senior to me in both rank and in age by two years.

I met Dave again in the very early seventies when I had the pleasure of working with him at the Government Liquor Store in Langley BC where he worked briefly after leaving the RCMP and before joining the ranks of the Vancouver Police Department. During that time I got to know and like Dave very much. I particularly appreciated his depth of knowledge on a wide range of subjects, also his outlook on life and his sense of humour. We did stuff together outside of work and I have Dave to thank for introducing me to sailing which I enjoy to this day. I will think of him whenever I feel the wind in the sails.

I was welcomed into the home of Dave and Lucy on a number of occasions and have fond memories their young son Warren who tragically left this earth far too early. Such a devastating loss.

Rest in peace Dave.


Gerry Clarke

August 7, 2020

Dave and I were Troop Mates at Depot in 1964-65. I haven't seen Dave since then but have good memories of him as a very young man. I am very sorry to hear from the other guys that he has passed away from cancer. It seems that we are having more health issues as we grow older. May he rest in peace.

Harold & Hilda Buvyer

August 7, 2020

We remember Dave during the last couple of years of Warren’s life. He was an amazing Dad and a wonderful husband to Lucy. He was so kind, so gentle and so wise.

Len Gibbons

August 7, 2020

My most sincere condolences to Dave's family. I had the great pleasure of working with Dave when I first joined the VPD. He truly was a caring and sensitive human being.

Louise Gibbs

August 7, 2020

I will always remember Dave as the one who could always tell when you just had a bad call or were just having a hard time keeping a smile on your face. There was one particular day when I was working the downtown east side of Vancouver and my partner and I came back to the station feeling very low and empty. Dave was there and all he had to say was Hey, you did what you had to do and you made a difference and made this place a little bit better.
He had a huge heart and will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace my friend.

Erik Vogel

August 6, 2020

So sorry to hear this Lucy, I’ve always enjoyed crossing paths and sharing a laugh. It seems like yesterday that you both passed by my farm and Dave immediately wanted to know if I was a ‘member’, and still stayed to chat when he learned I was only a firefighter. ( I didn’t know that Dave was ex-RCMP)
I worked with Dave’s old VPD partner who had switched to the FD and he spoke very highly of Dave.
I will miss bumping into him in the old neighbourhood.

Laura Pankratz

August 6, 2020

I'm wondering if anyone knows if this is the same David Manly who resided on Berry Road, now 208th Street, in Langley around 1948 - 1950 across the street, but near the Wilson farm ? If so, I remember him as a childhood friend and am truly sorry to hear of his passing........Sincerely, Laura Pankratz (nee Wilson)


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