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In Loving Memory Of

James (Jim) Joseph Denis


Tom and Pauline Denis welcomed me into the world on November 10, 1946. After traveling through Saskatchewan and British Columbia, we finally settled in the Silver Valley / Spirit River area.

Growing up I had so many wild and crazy adventures with my friends, brothers and sisters - I broke into laughter many times reminiscing about them. It was in Spirit River that I met the love of my life (in the hospital of all places) – thank you Dr. Block for your matchmaking efforts! I married Donna a year after I met her and we realized some wonderful dreams over the course of our marriage. The birth of my daughter Stacey and my son Robbie was such a blessing.

I made it a priority to do things with my kids, took them fishing, taught them to shoot and guided them as they grew up to become the wonderful children I always imagined them to be. And when the grandchildren, Maddie, Ryley and Jack, came along, oh how I loved them - that was just the icing on the cake!

I earned my living working in the oilfield and farming. When farming became too onerous, I applied my farming skills to growing vegetable gardens, teased for, but proud of, my perfectly straight rows. I enjoyed spending my days visiting my friends and acknowledging these “young kids” with a smile and a wink.

While I have been told that I am a man of many talents, I truly loved anything to do with hockey, fishing, hunting, gold panning, garage sales, and fixing old things, making them new again.

James (Jim) Denis passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the age of 70 years.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Tom and Pauline Denis, and leaves to mourn his wife of 45 years Donna; children: Stacey and Robert (Candace); grandchildren: Maddie, Ryley and Jack; brothers: Tom, John (June), and Ed (Vicky); sisters: Aquina and Mary (Rob) Weintz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Jim was loved and will be greatly missed.

Prayers will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 7:00pm, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spirit River (5019 43 Ave.).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 2:00pm, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spirit River. The eulogy and lunch will follow after the burial at the Centennial Hall (4812 44 Ave.).

Memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made to Covenant House Vancouver (575 Drake St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 4K8), or if you see someone on the street who is hungry, buy them a meal. 

In Loving Memory of

James (Jim) Joseph Denis


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Prayer Service

Friday, February 3, 2017
7:00 PM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Spirit River

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Funeral Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, February 4, 2017
2:00 PM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Spirit River

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