DENNIS, Shirley. It is with much love and sadness the family of Shirley Dennis announce her passing March 19, 2012. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Shirley leaves behind her loving husband, Neil of 66 years, children, Leonard, Heather (Clay), grandchildren, Kristopher, Ashleigh and Katie. In addition she is survived by her sister, Betty, sister-in-laws, Rene, Jessie, Florence, Lola, Helen and brother-in-law Bill plus numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was born in Winnipeg in 1923. She was raised and attended school in Delta, BC, where she married her high school sweetheart Neil Dennis in 1946. Neil and Shirley made their home in Tsawwassen where they opened Dennis Drugs in the late 50’s. In 1976 they moved to Bakersfield, California returning to retire in White Rock five years later. Shirley was a wonderful homemaker with many interests. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family, traveling and loved to collect, share and make recipes. She was wholly dedicated to her family and nothing made her happier than spending time with her children and grandchildren.
The family would like to sincerely thank Diane Rizzo for her love and friendship she showed Shirley over the past two years. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Dr. L. Dian, Dr. T. Martin and the staff at Weatherby 2. The family will hold a Celebration of Life in Shirley’s honor on April 18, 2012 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm at the Hazelmere Golf and Country Club, 18150 – 8th. Avenue, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Peace Arch Hospital – Weatherby Pavilion.