We Remember


June 22, 1931 — August 11, 2021

Dennis was born to Frank and Gladys Marshall on June 22, 1931, in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. He passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021, at Lake Country Lodge at the age of 90.

He attended school in Kitscoty, AB then west of Edson, AB at Moose Lodge School until grade 9. He finished high school at the Red Brick School in Edson. Dennis married the love of his life and best friend, Lillian Pearce, on April 19, 1952. They were blessed with four children: Brenda, Chris, Frank, and Bruce. Dennis and his family lived in Jasper, AB; Edmonton, AB; High Level, AB; and Yellowknife, NWT. Once they were “empty-nesters” Dennis and Lil lived in Slave Lake, AB; Stoney Plain, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Inuvik, NWT; then finally retired to Peachland, BC; and later downsized to West Bank, BC.

Dennis worked for the CNR (Canadian National Railway), as well as Territorial and Alberta Governments. He enjoyed contributing to his communities as a volunteer in organizations such as the Masons, Lions, Citizen’s Patrol, Eastern Star, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Peachland, as well as other groups. In his free time, Dennis enjoyed helping with Boy Scouts of Canada, coaching hockey, and game evenings with friends.

Dennis was known for welcoming all into his home, giving the best bear hugs, and his generosity with his homemade cinnamon buns.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lillian; daughter Chris (Syd); son Frank (Wendy); son Bruce; his grandchildren David (Erin), Christine, Jennifer (Richard), Andrea (Scott), Erin (Colin), Brent (Kara), and Kathyrn (Alex). He was also blessed with 11 great-grandchildren: Emma, Ryley, Lily, Hannah, Eva, Illy, Brantley, Jack, Will, Kate, and Zach. Dennis is also survived by his younger brother Rex (Karin); and many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Gladys, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law Dale (Beth), Paul (Corinne), Dean (Pearl), and Bob. Also, in 2014, Dennis was grieved by the loss of his oldest daughter, Brenda.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to Covid protocols.

The family of Dennis Marshall would like to thank all the staff of Lake Country Lodge for their exceptional love, kindness, and compassionate care during his stay and end of life.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

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