In Memory of




Obituary for Daniel George Manser

Daniel George Manser (69), known by everyone as Danny, passed away suddenly on February 21, 2024 at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on January 11, 1955 in Yarmouth to Jane (Haynes) and Russell Manser, Danny lived his whole life in Yarmouth.

After graduating from Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School, he went on to the Vocational School to graduate as a machinist. He worked for Eric Burns at Burns Bike Barn which he eventually managed and where he perfected the skills to become a bike mechanic expert. Danny’s mechanical ability served him well. He was employed at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital as maintenance supervisor for many years. He then went to be Building Operator at the Provincial building and later the Justice Centre. Danny also managed custodial work for more than forty years at what we know as Spears and MacLeod Pharmasave.

Danny’s involvement and interest in bikes and riding was lifelong. He learned all about bikes and shared that expertise with others throughout the decades. His very own Manser’s Bike Shop was a proud accomplishment and “grew” over the years. Danny knew everyone and enjoyed helping repair or sell bikes so others could be outdoors, active or competitive
His bike shop was a hub in Yarmouth and a place where many local athletes and friends stopped to talk with Danny. Danny was a wonderful mentor to many young people over the years and taught some the bike business.

In the early 80s, Danny travelled to tour New England on several bike trips with Jim MacLeod and other cycling friends. He helped at one of the first local bike Criterium and continued to help support many other local cycling events, running events, duathlons and triathlons. Two of Danny’s greatest areas of dedication were his fifteen-year involvement in the organizing of the Heartland Tour (Yarmouth Ride) and his three-year Coast to Coast Kid’s Cancer Rides as the chief bike mechanic. Danny was very committed to both important events.

Danny started golfing in the early 80s and was an accomplished golfer who enjoyed travelling to tournaments with friends and was proud of his four holes-in one. He also made custom golf clubs which many golfers and friends still have and use.

Danny also was passionate about photography, had a large camera collection and spent many hours with likeminded friends at South West Photo over the years.
He will be remembered for his extensive community involvement, generous contributions, and humble, unassuming nature. Danny was a loyal friend and loved to meet friends whether it be for coffee, a ride, a walk or a community event. As long as it involved talking.

Danny had a strong love of dogs and was especially devoted to his Australian shepherds. They brought great happiness and companionship to Danny through the years.
His parents, family and extended family were very important to Danny and he was an unwavering mentor to his niece, Holly.

Danny is survived by his loving dog Bailey; niece, Melissa (Ryan); nephew, Nathan; and niece Holly (Christopher); grandniece Zandalee Teea Manser and many cousins. He was predeceased by both of his parents and brother Charles (Charlie).

Danny will be sadly missed by his coffee gang who met every morning at SIP, his close cycling family as well as the greater cycling community and several old friends.
Donations in memory of Danny may be made to the IWK Kid’s Cancer Unit or the Yarmouth SPCA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 26th at 2 p.m. at Sweenys.