DENNIS VernePosted: December 2nd, 2015
With great sadness and a heavy heart we announce the passing of Verne Dennis, beloved husband for sixty years, of Ida. Verne passed away on Thursday November 26, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Ida, his children Val (Shelley), Fayra (Rick), Tim (Jo), Kelly (Don), Cathy (Tony), Wally (Nicole), 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
On March 4, 1935 Verne was born to Florence and Percy Dennis of Maycroft. He grew up on the family ranch with his brothers Bob, Mickey, Buddy and Spike. Verne attended Olds College to study agriculture for two years before returning home.
Verne met Ida at a Spring dance at the Maycroft Hall and they were married November 19, 1955. They continued to live at the Dennis family ranch in Maycroft where they raised their family of six children. Besides his love of ranching, he was an avid sportsman but his deepest passion was fishing. His generous spirit involved him in many organizations and causes within the Maycroft community. He drove a school bus for the Pincher Creek School Division for 28 years and he was a proud member of Chinook Masonic Lodge for over fifty.
Above all, Verne’s biggest love was for his family; his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He passed on his love of the ranch life to everyone who loved him. He will be sadly missed.
At Verne’s request, there will be a private family memorial.
Verne was grateful for all the care and support provided by the Crowsnest Hospital’s Doctors, Nurses, and staff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation, Bag #1, Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0