Passed on January 24, 2023
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Smyth on January 24th, 2023, at the age of 75. Dennis leaves behind his wife Maureen. He also leaves behind daughter Darcy (Greg) and son Dennis; grandchildren Kelsey (Ryan), Taylor (Chrisie), Sam, Ashley, and great grandson Theo. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Mike, sister Nancy, brother-in-law Lenny, nephews; Mike and Scott (Lisa), nieces; Reagan (Craig), Thaila (Scott), Jenny (Mark), Holly (Chris), and their children. Dennis also had so many close friends who will miss him dearly. He was predeceased by his mother Patricia, sister Sheila, brother Bruce and daughter Karen.
Dennis was born on February 21st, 1947, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. While working a lengthy career with the Winnipeg Post Office, Dennis fulfilled a lifelong dream of starting his own business, when he opened the very popular “Pizza Den”, in Stonewall Manitoba. In growing his business, Dennis formed countless relationships with employees and customers, that carried on long after his retirement. Dennis had trained many family members to work at The Den over the years, earning him the name Chef Dennie! He built his dream home in Inwood, Manitoba, in 1983, where he loved to host endless gatherings with family and friends. In his retirement, Dennis and Maureen loved to spend their time in Mesa, Arizona, where he was able to relax and focus on his biggest passions, golf, and being the life of the party.
All of those who were blessed to know Dennis, saw what a generous, kindhearted, man he was. Gifting 16 extra years of life to his loving sister by donating his kidney and caring for his ailing wife Maureen for many years, these are just a couple examples of his selfless spirit. Dennis had a deep faith and love for the lord, his community, and the Catholic Church. He could brighten up any room with his smile and laughter, and he will be greatly missed.
We invite you to join our family in honoring Dennis on Saturday, February 4th at 1:00pm, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Stonewall Manitoba. There will be a celebration of life to follow at the Stonewall Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis’s memory can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.
We are saddened and shocked to hear of Dennis’s passing. We have known Dennis from his Inwood days and have always stayed in touch. Loved catching up with him when he brought his vehicle to the shop or seeing him in the grocery store. Will miss him greatly. Condolences to all.
Lori and Bill Mott
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