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Larry Dennison

November 27, 2024 - March 19, 2024

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Larry Dennison

1947 – 2024

 

With broken hearts and so much sadness, the family of Larry Allan Dennison announce his passing on March 19th, at the Cowichan Hospice House on Vancouver Island at the age of 76. Larry was born on November 27th, 1947 in Assiniboia, SK to Winnie and Earl Dennison.

Larry was raised a farmer, and continued farming the land of his Father and Grandfather.  After graduation, Larry moved to Regina and worked for Good Year Tire. In 1969, he married his first love, Patricia Lyn Gilmour.  Larry and Pat purchased the family farm in 1978.  While Larry was a farmer at heart, he was also an entrepreneur and business man. Larry earned his private pilot’s license, then when he later earned his commercial pilot’s license, he became an aerial crop sprayer. Larry, with Pat’s help, ran “Den Air Services Ltd” and sprayed commercially up and down the province.  After 15 years, Larry sold the plane, put the wings to rest and took the fifth wheel to Thomson Lake Regional Park.  He continued to farm, but he started to take some well-deserved breaks.  At the age of 55, Larry sold the farm and officially retired, living full time at the lake.

In addition to working hard, Larry always found time to play.   He enjoyed skiing and snowmobiling, and was a fisher and hunter at heart.  Larry was an avid golfer and played many rounds of golf with friends and family.  He was a statistician and had excel spreadsheets for aviation, golf stats, and vehicle mileage to name a few.   Each morning and/or evening found him at the computer, updating, verifying and keeping track.

Larry resided in Mercedes, Texas during the winters. He enjoyed the many hours spent with his  “Winter Texan” Llano Grande friends both on and off the golf course.  In 2015, he and Pat moved to Arbutus Ridge, BC.  Summers were spent on Vancouver Island while continuing to winter in Texas.

Larry enjoyed traveling and saw 44 of the 50 US States and 28 different countries.  His favourite vacations included those shared with his kids and grandkids.  After Pat passed, Larry added three more countries to his travels and another life partner. In their short time together, they created many wonderful memories and Larry was gifted with a second family.

Larry will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Lori (Marcel), son Jason (Dana), sister Jeannie (Ken), sister-in-law Barb (Mark) and brother-in-law Bob.  He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren Jaden, Jaret, Jenna and Teagan, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Larry will be lovingly remembered by his second life partner, Patsy Ernst, her daughters Lanette (Craig) and Stephanie (Mark) and their children, June and Elliott.  Larry was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Winnie Dennison, his in-laws, Roy and Helen Gilmour, as well as his bother, David, and his wife, Faye Dennison.

A memorial and a private family inurnment at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Assiniboia, SK will be held July 20th, 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Larry may be made to Cowichan Hospice House, Cairnsmore Place, 250 Cairnsmore St., Duncan, BC V9L 1Y7 (www.cowichanhospice.org) or to your charity of choice.

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