Daniel John Gardner
Daniel John Gardner
  • 45 years old
  • Date of birth: May 21, 1967
  • Place of birth:
    Manitoba, Portage la Prairie, Canada
  • Date of passing: Dec 20, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Let the memory of Daniel be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Daniel Gardner, 45, born on May 21, 1967 and passed away on December 20, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Dan's family wishes to thank all contributors for their kind and thoughtful words.  They bring us many new insights into Dan's life and appreciate your efforts to help reminisce. It is comforting to know that Dan's life was respected and enjoyed by many.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lorraine & Shaun Gardner on 21st May 2017

"Yesterday you would have turned 50 Dan!   Sure wish you were here for that milestone and I still don't understand why you are not with us!  
Your  Dad is with us and we are enjoying his company and cherishing every minute we have with him since the passing of your Mom.   Your little girl drove off with a horse in a trailer and is doing what you helped her start with,rodeo, she calls it her passion and we support her with it as best we can.    Hope you, Ellen,Grandma Jean and all those others had a good party in heaven!"

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 31st March 2017

"Dan, Your mom has left us this week to join you and Grandma and Grandpa Maudsley.   She had missed you dearly and has now slipped away to a better place.  She struggled for many months to stay with your family and friends here but welcomed the peace and rest she will receive with you.  Welcome her with arms wide open.  Love you always."

This tribute was added by Lorraine & Shaun Gardner on 20th December 2016

"We don't celebrate the day you left us Dan but we celebrate every day the life you lived and the man and father you were.   Bailey left for school in high Spirits today knowing that you are in a better place and your pain has ended.  She made special Santa hats for Tanner and herself and they wore them as they drove off to school.  The two of them have such a great bond it is wonderful to see.   Shaun misses you greatly and often recalls the good and crazy times you had together as brothers and friends.   We are talking about a party for your 50th and hope to make it one you would have loved to be at!   Watch over us this Christmas and send us the sign that you are with us in all that we do!     RIP Danny Boy!"

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 20th December 2016

"Hi Dan, I found these words in the paper this morning and immediately thought they were written just for you.  Some words I have modified to fit you specifically and wish you to know you are still very much part of your family's life. We know you loved your family but wish to remind you that your love is also reciprocated.  

The years go quickly but the days are long without you;
We think of you often, memories of you are everywhere;
In the rising and setting sun we remember your love of colorful skies; In the warm breezes of fall we think of your love of the country;
In the chilly breezes of winter we think of the warmth and comfort you created in our homes;
As life renews in the spring we think of your love of nature;
In the relaxing days of summer we think of your beautiful smile and love of  the outdoors, the family cottage and lake;
At holidays and family events we think of your warm greetings, fun and  engaging conversation;
You are constantly with us;
We long to talk with you, laugh with you and feel your genuine caring.
Today we ask God to Bridge us from the intense sadness of your loss to the promise of tomorrow for our lives;
We look forward to the day that we will be with you in that place of eternal peace;
Until then we remember you. We will love you forever."

This tribute was added by Jack and Ellen Gardner on 21st May 2016

"Happy Birthday Dan.  Today you would be 49 years old.  We are remembering how you always came to Crystal Lake on the long weekend and were the first one in the water.  This weekend is beautiful so far and you would be enjoying all that nature has to offer - the loons, the birds singing, the smell of fresh cut grass and of course the fish jumping.  In the evening the lake is like glass and the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking.

Bailey is a beautiful, mature young lady and we are all so proud of her.  She is off to another High School Rodeo in Swift Current this weekend.  She loves her new horse Snippy. Shaun and Lorraine are raising her like their daughter and she considers Taylor and Tanner her siblings.
Your smile will always be remembered.  We love you and miss you always."

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 3rd December 2015

"Hi Dan, just thinking about you and it still brings tears that you are no longer among us.  Your family is doing well and we are so thankful that you can guide us from your resting place.  Everyone is getting ready for Christmas now and know that you will be missed at Christmas family gatherings.  Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.  Love Auntie"

This tribute was added by Jack and Ellen Gardner on 21st May 2015

"Happy Birthday Dan!  We miss you every day and know that you are watching over all our family. The sun is shining and it is about 25 degrees here at the Lake.  Wishing you were here to go fishing with Dad.  Say Hi to Grandma and Grandpa."

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 21st May 2015

"Happy Birthday Dan, May 21 has brought alot of sun and warmth this year.  It reminds me of the many happy birthdays you spent with family and friends.  Bailey's idea of planting a flower is a wonderful idea and we can remember the happiness you brought to all of us each May."

This tribute was added by Lorraine & Shaun Gardner on 21st May 2015

"Today would have been your 48th Birthday Dan.   Bailey has decided she will plant a flower to mark this occasion.  She says that you are happier where you are and knows that the sun will be shining in Castle Avery today as it is here.   RIP Danny Boy."

This tribute was added by Marlene Van Mulligen on 21st December 2014

"We had a "Maudsley" family reunion this summer at Sandy Lake and it just wasn't the same without you Dan.  But I did get to see your beautiful daughter Bailey.  She is quite a lady now and when she smiles she looks exactly like you.  I told her how much she looks like you and she was so pleased.  As long as we have Bailey we have a part of you. I know you're keeping Grandma and Grandpa company. We think of you all often and miss you terribly. Love Auntie Marlene and Uncle Lou"

This tribute was added by Lorraine & Shaun Gardner on 21st December 2014

"Yesterday was the second anniversary of your passing Dan and I hope you enjoyed the messages that we all sent your way.  It was Baileys idea of course to write you a letter and then to burn it so the smoke could carry it to heaven for you to see.   I am sure you got a lot of laughs out of our difficulty with the burning part and how your brother almost completely torched "your" candle in the process.   We shared some special memories of you and prayed you are in a better place.  RIP Danny Boy!"

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 21st May 2014

"Happy Birthday Dan.  This is your 2nd birthday after leaving us and we are thinking of you today especially and wishing we could share all the news and stories that have transpired with all your loving family and friends. Missing you dearly. Ray & Janet"

This tribute was added by Bailey Gardner on 16th April 2014

"Dad words can never say how much I miss you but now I know you are in a better place and you can watch and guard over all of us. When we need you most we know you are there watching over us and helping us along every step of the way we all love you and miss you dearly but just because we don't see you every day doesn't mean your not here guiding us along and when we need you most we will always know you are in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Jack and Ellen Gardner on 20th December 2013

"Dan We love you now and forever.

Days of sadness still come o'er us
Tears in silence often flow,
For memory keeps  you ever near us
Though you died one year ago.

Look around your garden Lord
Find the son we love
Put your arms around him
We only wish we could."

This tribute was added by Jack and Ellen Gardner on 10th December 2013

"Gone from our home that smiling face
The cheerful happy ways
The heart that won so many friends
In bygone happy days"

This tribute was added by janie cox on 18th November 2013

"""""By being here you have communicated that you care.
This gesture is of immeasurable value, and speaks significantly
about the impact of the life we commemorate.""""
""♥†Sorry4ur loss..."""

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 21st May 2013

"Today is your birthday Dan. Our hearts and minds have been heavy with your leaving, but today I am happy to remember all the life, love and fun you brought to family and friends.  Give Grandma & Grandpa hugs from me. They are the lucky ones to have you near.  Love Aunt Janet & family"

This tribute was added by Lorraine & Shaun Gardner on 7th March 2013

"Another day without you here Dan.  It just seems impossible but it is true.  Bailey is doing well - she misses you - as we all do.   She is a beautiful girl with a bright future and we will try to fill the hole left with your passing but we can never replace the love she received from you!
Rest in Peace Dan"

This tribute was added by Jason Van Mulligen on 25th December 2012

"Dan, Thanks for the memories. Rest in Peace!"

This tribute was added by Lou & Marlene VanMulligen on 25th December 2012

"I got to know you quite well when I used to babysit you and Shaun  every summer in High Bluff.  You used to pull that belt so tight on your jeans, I didn't know how you could breath. I also remember one Christmas at my house when you poured the sauce for the Christmas pudding all over your potatoes thinking it was gravy.  I know you are with Grandma now, so you'll be at peace.  We love you"

This tribute was added by Heather Osterbeck on 24th December 2012

"Danny is my cousin. We never really had a lot of opportunities to see each other but I will never forget the bashful smile that was always on his face."

This tribute was added by kari krause on 24th December 2012

"I will always remember how much fun my cousin Danny was, he taught me how to snowmobile fast like him and his brothers! He liked to swim and have diving competitions with my dad and I! And just this summer had a blast kicking my dads butt with Carson at bocci! Danny told me that day how proud he was of Bailey and pretty and smart she had grown up to be! Danny, we love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Shirley Radford on 23rd December 2012

"Bob & I remember your fishing trips to Leaf Rapids with your Dad & brothers - what great times!    Dan - great fisherman, great company, great person. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Janet Krause on 23rd December 2012

"I remember gazing at you on the bed at your grandparents home in Roblin shortly after your birth thinking about all the fun you would have with your brother Shaun and your entire extended family. Grandma & Grandpa very proud to have another grandson.We relished your visits then and now.We were proud of your success as a student, nephew, friend, husband, and father. Rest in Peace Dan."

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Janet Krause
Jack and Ellen Gardner
Shaun & Lorraine Gardner
Lorraine & Shaun Gardner


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