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AINSLEY, Dennis Gerard

October 4, 1957 — May 19, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Dennis Gerard Ainsley on May 19, 2024, lovingly surrounded by his family.

Born on October 4, 1957, Dennis was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Dennis is survived by his beloved wife Sandra; his two children, Nicholas (Bronwyn) and Mallory (Jonathon); and his four grandchildren, Ryder, Savannah, Kaycee, and Alaric. He also leaves behind his older brother David. Dennis was predeceased by his father Alan, mother Joan, brother James, and sister Suzanne.

Throughout his life, Dennis was known for his dedication and hard work as a scale technician. His commitment to his profession was surpassed only by his devotion to his family. A loving provider to his wife Sandra and a supportive father and grandfather, Dennis always placed family and friends at the centre of his life.

Dennis was a man of many talents and passions. An avid carpenter, he crafted beautiful furniture that will continue to be cherished by his loved ones. His enthusiasm for cars led him to meticulously restore a 1968 Chevy Nova, a testament to his patience and skill. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, finding peace and joy in the great outdoors, collecting natural wonders including an extensive cactus collection. Among his favourite pastimes was playing games with family and friends, especially chess with his eldest grandson, a tradition that brought them both great joy.

Dennis’s legacy is one of love, dedication, and skill. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in Dennis’s memory, may be made to BC Cancer – Kelowna – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior.

An open-house Celebration of Life will be held on SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024, drop in from 2:00 PM onward, at the house: 1055 Thompson Road, Kelowna, BC.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024, drop in between 2:00 and 4:00 PM

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The service for AINSLEY, Dennis Gerard is scheduled for SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024, drop in between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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1055 Thompson Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Michael Sabourin says:

    My golfing buddy for the last 30 years .You will be missed my friend! The best of times in Palm Springs.

  • George and Shirley Staley says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. We send our love and condolences to Sandra and all of his family.

  • Glen Briggeman says:

    On behalf of the KELOWNA CLASSICS I would like to offer our condolence’s to Sandra and family, our thoughts are with you during these difficult times. Hoping Dennis is driving the NOVA for eternity
    We can hope that Dennis is driving the Nova into eternity rest in peace our friend

  • Todd Johnston says:

    Dennis worked with my Dad at Pacific Industrial Scales, and many years later I had the joy of being the contact for my workplace in getting our scales service by Dennis. He was super committed to what he does, and we always knew we were in good hands. I had some great conversations with Dennis, and I really like him. He will be missed as a professional and also as a super nice guy that was in it for the right reasons.

  • Sonny Virdee says:

    On behalf of myself and Progressive Planet Products, I would like to express my deepest condolences. I had the privilege of working with Dennis for over 25 years. Our conversations about family and hobbies were always a highlight for me. His expertise in his field was remarkable, and he often spoke about how much he loved his job. His laughter never failed to bring a smile to my face. He will be greatly missed.

  • Brian Johnston says:

    I have known and worked with Dennis for over 30 years He was a very sincere and honest person who was well respected and loved in his profession and life He was one of a kind

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