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Patricia Dennison

March 19, 1951 - July 20, 2022


With broken hearts, the family of Patricia Lyn Dennison (Gilmour) announce her passing on July 20, 2022 at the Cowichan Hospice House on Vancouver Island at the age of 71.  Pat was born on March 19, 1951 in Regina, SK to Helen and Roy Gilmour.

She spent most of her childhood years growing up in Mossbank, SK.  In 1969, shortly after delivering her valedictorian speech at her graduation, she married Larry, the love of her life.  In 1972 Pat and Larry moved to the Zenith district East of Assiniboia to farm with Larry’s father.  In 1978 they purchased the family farm.  While raised as a “small town girl” Pat’s hard work ethic lent itself well to life on the farm.  She grew a large garden and learned how to do canning so she could enjoy her garden harvest year-round.  She drove the grain truck on the farm and was able to unload the combine “on the go”.  Never afraid of a challenge, once the kids were grown, Pat took office administration thru SIAST in Regina.  In addition to helping on the farm she then worked for several years in Assiniboia at Farm Credit Canada.  Her early retirement was spent living at Thompson Lake Regional Park.  Pat was an avid golfer and has done many rounds of golf with friends and family.  In the summer Pat often had a house full of young relatives spending time with her at the lake.  Those young relatives included her four grandchildren.  She was very proud of each of them, and their achievements.

During winter Pat resided in Mercedes, Texas.  Through the stories she has shared with family it is obvious she cherished the many hours spent with her “Winter Texan” Llano Grande friends both on and off the golf course.  In 2015 Pat moved with Larry to Arbutus Ridge, BC spending the summers on Vancouver Island while continuing to winter in Texas.  Pat was an avid reader, often having more than one book on the go at any one time.  She loved a good game of cards, a pastime that started as a child playing crib and canasta with her two siblings.  She was a lifelong learner and was never afraid to try new things.  In her younger days she enjoyed curling and skiing.  Stained glass, mah-jong and bird watching were some of her more recent retirement adventures.  Pat and Larry enjoyed travelling.  They have seen 44 of the 50 US States and have been to 28 different countries.  Her favorite vacations included those shared with her kids and grandkids.

Pat will be lovingly remembered by her husband Larry of 53 years, daughter Lori (Marcel), son Jason (Dana), brother Bob, sister Barb (Mark) as well as her sister-in-law Jeannie (Ken).  She will also be dearly missed by her grandchildren Jaden, Jaret, Jenna and Teagan as well as several nieces and nephews.  Pat was predeceased by her parents Roy and Helen Gilmour, her in-laws Earl and Winnie Dennison as well as her bother-in-law David and his wife Faye Dennison.

A Memorial and a private family inurnment at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Assiniboia, SK will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Memory of Pat may be made to Cowichan Hospice House, 3122 Gibbons Rd. Duncan, BC V9L 1G2        www.cowichanhospice.org

A heartfelt thanks to Pat’s medical team.  Especially Dr. Masuda and Dr. Adzich, nurses of the chemo unit at CDH as well as the nurses, staff and volunteers at Cowichan Hospice House.


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From: Ray Moroz
Relation: Friends

Our Condolences thoughts 🫂🙏 go out to you Larry and all the family at this sad and difficult time.. May you all get comfort in knowing Pat is at Peace. She was always a kind fun person to be around. We will cherish our found memories of her. RIP Pat

From: Dianne Derksen-Green
Relation: Friend and “Glass Gal”

Remembering Pat’s warm smile and good times creating glass art.

From: Grant and Roberta Blackwell
Relation: Friend

We offer our deepest sympathy to Larry and family. I will always remember Pat’s smile and laugh. She was a lovely person and we were honored to know her even though we haven’t seen you in awhile.

From: Linda and Jim Koroluk
Relation: Through her daughter Lori Porte

I met Pat through my dear friend Lori.. she was so beautiful and strong..someone you wanted to know..she will be organizing the angels now❤️

From: Ton and Corine
Relation: Patricia was a member of my book club. And Larry a fellow golfer with Ton.

Dear Larry and Family,

“ In times like this, it’s so hard to know, just what to say or do.
“We hope it helps, in some small way to know we think of you…”

I met Pat, at our book club, at least 2/3years ago. She was a wonderful and kind lady friend and neighbour to me.

Our deepest condolences to you and the Family.

Ton and Corine de Groot.

From: Carol and Jerry Dennison
Relation: Aunt, uncle, bust of friends

We are incredibly saddened by the loss of your beloved partner. You complemented one another so well in life. May your precious memories bring you comfort. Someone who shared so much life with you will always be a part of you

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