KAUPP, DennisPosted: November 7th, 2018
DENNIS WAYNE KAUPP, beloved husband of Sandie Kaupp of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 59 years.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Braeden (Janiel MacLeod and her daughter, Teana) of Lethbridge, Cody (Lindsey) of Ponoka & Adam (Shaelynn Allonby) of Lethbridge, as well as his grandchildren, Reesa, Jessica & Kara. He is also survived by his siblings, Terry, Sue, Ron (Bonnie) of Grande Prairie, Ken, Joanne (Bryan) Sorensen, Rita, Greg (Karen) of Airdrie and Mike as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and valued friends.
Dennis was born on August 2, 1959 and was the sixth child of Clem & Frances Kaupp. His childhood years were spent with his parents, five brothers and three sisters on the family farm in Raymond. When Dennis was nine years old, he and his family moved to Lethbridge. He attended Catholic Central High School and was a proud member of the Cougar football team. Following graduation, he played football with the Medicine Hat Rattlers.
From Medicine Hat, Dennis became a member of the truck driving community where he was an owner/operator before driving for Robyn’s Trucking and Pokolm Trucking until his passing.
Family was the center of Dennis’ life. He was a Boy Scout leader during his sons’ Beaver, Cubs and Scout years. He also curled with the ANAF Family Curling and assisted in coaching Lethbridge Lions football team. Many summer weekends over the years were spent with family and friends waterskiing at Tommy’s Bay or camping elsewhere. Dennis hosted many events with his family and friends, including holiday dinners and sausage-making.
Dennis’ courageous battle with cancer was admired and respected by his loved ones. He had a huge heart and generous spirit and would help anyone even before they asked. His ability to bring family and friends together will be remembered. He was a loyal friend to many and will be dearly missed.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held at the COAST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE – CONTINENTAL BALLROOM, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with a program beginning at 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre c/o Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2N4.
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