David Edward Malainey

April 8, 1947March 18, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of David (Dave) Edward Malainey on March 18, 2021. Dave was born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan April 08, 1947 where he received his education and grew up playing hockey, baseball and badminton. Being the only child in the family he met and married his first love and life partner, Lilyan which was a huge change for him as he immediately adopted eleven Zemlak brother and sister in laws. It was during this time he learnt to play Kaiser, Crib and Ukrainian Rummy that usually lasted until the wee hours of the morning and several ounces of spirits.

Dave chose a career in the automotive industry. He prided himself in painting vehicles from a vintage fire wagon, classics and refinishing accident damaged vehicles. Eventually his career lead him into autobody management and he maintained a position on the board of directors with the Technical Institute for the autobody trades. Dave also gave much of his time to the Church as an active member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and served as the program chairman.

Following the birth of his sons' Dave got back into sport, playing slo-pitch that he thoroughly enjoyed and took his family to summer slo-pitch tournaments throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota. Dave prioritized family and as his sons began playing sports of their own he began coaching hockey and baseball and took on a role with Sask Baseball as a Zone Director. Much of Dave's leisure time was spent traveling to cheer and support his sons in their own recreation pursuits including curling, volleyball, baseball and Yorkton marching bands. This was a great time in his life that left numerous happy memories and put several thousand kilometers on his car driving across Canada to support his sons.

After settling in Saskatoon, his newfound joy centered on his grandsons, Jordan and Joshua, watching them play hockey, baseball, football, basketball and all other activities they would get involved in. His grandsons love for sport took him across Canada and into the United States where one would regularly find "Grandpa Dave" sitting in the stands. He is their number one fan and anyone who spent time with "Grandpa Dave" would hear stories of their sport adventures proudly watching them play in the Vauxhall Baseball Academy and attend tournaments at Rodgers Centre in Toronto, Las Vegas, Florida and South Dakota amongst numerous other locations Canada wide. These events were never missed and " Grandpa Dave " was as well-known as a member of his grandsons' teams as any parent, player and coach alike. If he could not attend their events in person he would be glued to his computer to watch their games online.

Dave was predeceased by his parents Frank and Kay Malainey, uncle Fred and aunt Lena Achtymichuk also extended family Carl and Nettie Zemlak, Clarence Zemlak, William Spak, Lawrence Kolybaba and Elsie and Jim Bilan. Dave is survived by his life partner and only love Lilyan, sons Cory (Leatha) and James (Crystal), grandsons Jordan and Joshua. Numerous aunts, uncles, in laws, nieces and nephews.

Thank you to Dr. L Thorpe, Dr. M Lucy and Dr. Schellenberg for your care and thoughtfulness.

A special thank you to Saskatchewan Abilities Saskatoon for being there with specialized equipment for his needs. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Saskatchewan Abilities Council would be greatly appreciated.

A private Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at a later date in Yorkton, SK. Celebration arrangements will be entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, SK.


David Edward Malainey

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Kasie & Lennard Leschyshyn

March 25, 2021

Dear Lil and family,

Our deepest condolences to all. Enjoy the memories!

Vichnaya Pam'yat!

Debbie Brown

March 23, 2021

Dear Lil and Family,
Thinking of you during this time...sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

Karen Hootz

March 23, 2021

Lil and family,
So saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a very special man and I loved the years that I had with him as my manager at SGI Salvage. I’m so very sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you during the difficult times ahead. Love and hugs to you all!! ♥️🙏🏻

Pauline Boychuk

March 23, 2021

From Pauline Boychuk and Randy Prokopchuk families. Sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

Tammy Van Impe

March 23, 2021

Thinking of all of you at this time Auntie Lil, Cory and Jamie, and your families. So many fond memories spent with all of you as we were growing up. Love and prayers sent to all of you.

Mike & Agnes Stephenson

March 23, 2021

Our Prayers are with you Lil And our Sympathy-goes out to Cory, Jamie and their families. Dave is no longer suffering and is lying in the arms of our Maker—Jesus Christ!! May you and the families find strength from all the fond memories and times spent with your Loved One !! Mike and I certainly have lots great memories of our Brother-In-Lawand do cherish them. Our Love and Thoughts are with you all at this difficult time and always. God Be With You All!!🙏🏻♥️

Marj Wolff

March 23, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Sad to hear about Dave passing

Doug & Geri Windrum

March 23, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lil and your family. Dave would never tire of talking about you all and of the prowess of the boys on the ball diamonds. His family was his pride and joy. I know that he will be missed by many.

Lauressa Krockak

March 23, 2021

Dear Lil and Jamie and Cory and Family; So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this time of loss.

Charla Klatt

March 22, 2021

Lil and family,
I am incredibly sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayer in this time of mourning. Find comfort in your memories
Big hugs, Lil
Charla Klatt