A celebration of life gathering with family and friends.
We honor David Marrs Winsor who passed away this May 7, 2022. Dave lived a full, happy life and the legacy of his wisdom, humor and love of family will live on forevermore. His passing was quick and peaceful. A celebration of David’s life will take place on Saturday, May 21st, 5pm at the Riverwood activity center. We invite all who knew him to join us on 5-21 as we share stories and think back on all the wonderful moments we enjoyed with a great man. In the spirit of David’s bright and cheery demeanor, please wear clothing that brings you joy and come with stories that will help us all embrace his memory.
Born to T.V. and Phyllis Bonsar Winsor, on May 25, 1946, Dave was the second child of five born and raised in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland. He is survived by his wife Maureen, two children, and siblings, Valerie, Susan, Robin and Tom Winsor. Beginning in early childhood and extending throughout his life, Dave always had a knack for finding a good time and made sure that his people were along for the ride. One of Dave’s many talents was singing and playing guitar. It played a big part in meeting his future in-laws for the first time. He met his wife, Maureen, while attending chiropractic college in Atlanta. David and Maureen have two children, Christopher Andrew Marrs Winsor and Jacqueline Louise Winsor, both living in San Francisco and attending their father’s Celebration of Life.
Dave’s musical abilities started at an early age with his harmonica and penny whistle. His love for Scottish folk tunes will long be remembered. He made the most of life in Florida with years of boating, diving & fishing. As every good Scotsman should, he also enjoyed golf, and was a fine billiards & snooker player. But his great love for most of life was racquet sports. Ping pong (table tennis as he demanded it be called), squash, racquetball, tennis and even pickleball.
In spite of his struggles over the last year of life, Dave still managed to lift the spirits of everyone around him in those final weeks and months. He was, in the words of caretakers, “one of the sweetest, most polite and gentlemanly residents” they have ever helped care for. He was a healer, relentless in his dedication to his patients, family and friends. He possessed a wit that could be both cutting and charming in the same breath. His wisdom helped shape two successful children and offered guidance to many through uncertainties and tribulations.
We will all miss that wry smile, his charm, the contagious humor, and that special attitude that made you believe you could do anything. His impact will be felt for years, and indeed lifetimes, to come as we all have our special memories.
We love you, Dave, and we look forward to celebrating your tremendous life with us.
It’s a braw bricht moonlict nicht the nicht. For those unversed in Scottish tongue …it’s a beautiful moonlit, night tonight.