Dave Grue

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David John Grue

(April 16, 1946 - February 11, 2022)


David John Grue, known as "Dave," of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the age of 75 years.


Dave was raised on the family farm in the Armena area and he attended high school in Hay Lakes. 


Earlier in his life, Dave enjoyed hunting with his uncles and cousins and fishing with family and friends. Later, he loved camping near the mountains every summer while also quadding with family. He had wanderlust and enjoyed traveling and exploring, and his passion for photography was expressed in all of his adventures. All those who knew him know he enjoyed good banter and loved to tease.  


His entrepreneurial spirit led him in many directions: sign painting, graphic design and printing, teaching graphic arts at a penitentiary, painting grain elevators throughout AB, Sask, and BC, raising Charolais cattle, and line detecting. His motto was “work smarter, not harder.” He loved to learn and always had some new idea to improve any situation.  


Dave had a strong faith in his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and he was generous and kind. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


He will be lovingly remembered and missed deeply by his wife Doreen; children Kimberly Grue of Red Deer, Robbie Grue (Sherry) of Port Coquitlam, BC, and Janelle Grue of Red Deer; four grandchildren; brother Rueben Grue of Penticton, BC; mother-in-law Crystal Reeves of Camrose; and many extended family and friends. 


David was predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Mary Grue; and brothers Glen and Mark Grue.


A private family service will be held at a later date. 

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Dave's memory may be made to Samaritan's Purse Canada or to the charity of one's choice.


The family extends their deep appreciation for the wonderful care given to Dave by the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Mary’s hospital. You are truly amazing!




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