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Denis Stubbs

May 25, 1933 - February 1, 2021

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Denis was born in New Westminster. When he was a boy, he moved with his family to Paldi, where his father was camp chef and then later residing in Duncan. Most of his working life was spent as a logger in the Cowichan Valley and coastal B.C. logging camps.
Denis was athletic all his life and enjoyed golfing as a member of the Cowichan Golf Club. He played baseball in younger years as catcher for the Mayo Lumber Senior A team, and had the top lifetime hitting average in the six-year history of the league. As a lifetime and long-suffering Toronto Maple Leafs fan, he was thrilled when he attended one of their games in Las Vegas.
Denis loved his annual trips to Hawaii with his wife Cass. Gardening became a passion in later years and he was known for his beautiful impatiens baskets. He adored cats and always had one or two by his side.
Predeceased by brother Bill and sisters Joyce, Bonnie and Pat. Survived by wife Cass, and his children Rick (Jen), Karen (Brian), and Colleen (Sarah), nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Thank you to Drs. Ibrahim and Nielsen and the nurses in the ICU and the palliative ward at Cowichan District Hospital who took such great care of him.
At a later date, a celebration will be held as Denis would have wanted. He loved disco music and more often than not was the last to leave a good party. A friend once remarked that he was “the oldest teenager in Duncan”.

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From: Vern & Helen Andrews & family
Relation: Through Richard Brown, now also recently deceased.

Our condolences to the family of Denis. We remember him with much fondness. Lots of fun in the late 70’s & 80’s with volleyball, skiing and parties! Stopped in to see him a few years ago. Such great memories. Always a smile!

From: Duck & Sharon Dalep
Relation: Friend

Dear Cass,
We were saddened to hear about Denis. He was always such a easy-going likeable gentleman.Duck always enjoyed his company at the Annual March Meadows Golf Tournament and both of us enjoyed his company when we ran into him at Chan’s (Gill)
Both Denis and Duck grew up in Paldi albeit at different times but both had fond memories of time spent in the village.
Duck most likely watched Denis play for the Mayo Lumber baseball team as he and his “raga-muffin pals” from Paldi would hitch-hike to Duncan to watch the games at the Old
Athletic Park. Little did Duck know then that he would meet Denis in the years to come and end up knowing this wonderful man.
We know Denis will be sorely missed by many.
Take care , you and your family are in our thoughts.
Regards,
Duck and Sharon Dalep

From: Susan Davies
Relation: former neighbour

We were so sorry to read in the paper today that Denis has passed away. Please accept the condolences from the Davies…we live across the street from his old home. Denis was a great neighbor and let me park my car on his property when it snowed….so I could get out in the rough weather.
From John, Susan and Peter Davies

From: Lou Aloisi
Relation: Friend

Good friend . Has left me with a lot of good memories.
My condolences to Cas and family .

From: Sally Miles
Relation: Friends

Cass…Randy and I are saddened to hear of Dennis’s passing but hope the fun memories will eventually replace the sad ones. We had the pleasure of knowing Dennis through Ray, his sidekick for many years. And boy, were there stories aplenty! We’ll miss the fun gatherings with you and Dennis at Ray and Donna’s…but Dennis would want us to keep on living and laughing…so we will❤

From: Gail Stephens
Relation: He was my sister's loving wonderful husband.

Hi Cass

We have such wonderful memories of roaming around Montana with you and Denis. Special memories of Denis include Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone park and stopping at the old bar in Livingston. The trip to Virginia City and the Brewery Follies where Denis was teased into the production. The music and the wonderful conversations as Denis met visitors to the historic town and bar. The antelope running through the cold snow covered prairie to Denis’s delight. We will always remember his chuckle when we heard Kris Kristofferson as he pronounced his hate for the music. I have heard Kris everyday for the past 10 days and can hear Denis.Our visits to Duncan with Denis . us the sights are equally memorable for the laughter and fun we had together.Such a generous loving spirit who so enjoyed life

From: Heather Gill
Relation: Friend

Dear Cas I was so sorry to hear of the passing of dear Dennis he was a special man and will be truly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Garry and the crew had many great golf games and lots of 19th hole get togethers. Ethan, Elyse and myself send our warmest condolences to you and the rest of your family.

From: Mark Dutton
Relation: I know Denis's wife Cass from years of working for the same company.

Cass, I’m very sorry for your loss. You and the Stubbs family are in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

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