Dennis passed away peacefully on August 24, 2016 at the age of 87 years.
He was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on January 6, 1929 and initially arrived in the Okanagan at the age of two.
His path to a career in communications began in Vernon at the age of 13 helping his older brother. He then started as a Morse operator with Canadian National Telecommunications at the age of 15 in Vancouver and advanced for 41 years through many changes of location and evolving technologies.
Dennis is lovingly remembered by Isabel, his wife of 63 years; his daughter Adrienne (Tom) Tibbles; sons Dennis (Brenda), Bill (Julie) and Ron; his nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He liked nothing better than enjoying family gatherings and time spent in the many gardens that he created throughout his life.
A service honouring Dennis’ life will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00 PM at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon, BC.
Sincere thanks to all who provided comfort; especially Dr. Mike, and Melissa of the IHA Palliative Care Team. Gifts in memory of Dennis to the North Okanagan Hospice House or Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com