We Remember

NUGENT, Dennis Lewis

September 4, 1932 — February 21, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Lewis Nugent, a much loved husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend to all.  Dennis is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years Annette, children Sandy (Greg Purves), Patty Nugent, Theresa (Rob Watts), Dan Nugent, Trish (Paul Stewart).  Grandchildren, Christy, Jessica, Jennifer, Michael, Brittany, Patrick, Ellyanna, Mady, Bre, Stewy and great grandchildren Alexis, Sawyer and Olin. He is also survived by his sister Francis Jones, dozens of nieces and nephews, and life long friends the Cowan family.  Born in Gravelbourg Saskatchewan Dennis made his way to the Okanagan where he built a wonderful life for the past 50 years. Dennis spent 35 years as a Professional long haul truck driver but his passion was for sports, in particular hockey.  He played for the famous Gravelbourg Black Cats and loved nothing more than to watch his children, his children’s friends and grandchildren play the game.  Dennis spent his retirement years enjoying his family and his treasured pets.  This Irish Rover loved much and was much loved!  10-4 Good buddy.  Prayer Service on Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  A Funeral Service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC at 1:00 pm on Friday February 27.  A celebration of Life at the Army and Navy Club in Rutland at 4:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Prayer Service
Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 pm

1:00 pm on Friday February 27, 2015

Immaculate Conception Church

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Service Details

The prayer service for NUGENT, Dennis Lewis is scheduled for Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 pm at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for NUGENT, Dennis Lewis is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Friday February 27, 2015. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Jim Spencer says:

    Rest in peace good Buddy

  • Val and Al MacKenzie says:

    Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Dennis. Our sympathies to all the family.

  • DARREN says:

    My deepest condolences to the Nugent family..I remember your dad in the 1970’s when we played on the rep hockey team.I also remember him coming to Rutland Tire with his rig..RIP Dennis

  • Willy and Sharon O'Brien says:

    We will miss you deeply Uncle Dennis. A whole is left in our lives, but we are grateful that it will be filled with amazingly wonderful memories!!……backyard chats, family gatherings and hockey games. You are loved!

  • Mona Wilson-Raabis says:

    Mrs Nugent (Mamma Nuge) you were blessed to have spent 57 years with your soul mate…you raised 4 wonderful children that have succeeded in life and are passing on the traditions of the ‘Nugent’ clan onto there children. Each of you are who you are today because of your Mom and Dads influence, guidance and unending support expressed in either words or actions. Your Dad lives on in your hearts and memories. Celebrate the years that you were blessed with his presence….he is gone
    In body but not in spirit….take comfort in knowing that your Dad is with you every moment of every day. Patty, your Dads arms are still wrapped around you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Mona and Kevin

  • Renaud & Mary Lynn LaRochelle says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. We wish we could be there with you but you are in our hearts. Uncle Denny was very special to all of us and will be greatly missed.

    The LaRochelle Family

  • Thomas Brister says:

    Dan and family. My deepest sympathies goes out to you all at this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jamie Bennett says:

    Annette and family,
    So sorry to hear about Dennis, he was a great man who cared not only about everyone but everything. He will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Dennis

  • Domenic and Lina Rampone says:

    To the Nugent Family,

    our prayers and thoughts are with you.He will be missed he was a man who was always interested in what you were up to.

    He always had respect for everyone .

    Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • Robert Adamoski and family says:

    We wish you all strength and send our best wishes. Many of us have fond memories of our chats with Dennis, and his pride in his family was always on display. Sincere condolences for your loss.

  • The Williams Family says:

    To Auntie Annette and family,
    Our hearts and hugs go out to you all in this time of sorrow.
    Sorry we will not be able to be there to celebrate Uncle Denny’s life with you! Please know we are thinking of you all!
    Rest in peace Uncle Denny! We love you!
    Cathy & Bruce Williams and family

  • Patricia Stewart says:

    The Stewart family is with you in spirit from across the country and across the pond. Keeping him in our hearts as he opened his heart to us.

  • peg maidens says:

    To the Nugent Family… I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was much loved and will be very missed. He always made me smile and will live on in fond memories I am so grateful to have. Be strong and look after one another. Thinking of you all

  • Kelly McNeil says:

    To the Nugent family, while I had never met Dennis I saw him through Patty’s eyes. We laughed at the similarities between our fathers. Dennis’s passing prompted me to call my own father and tell him I love him. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time.

  • Debbie says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family, Patty, your dad is still and will always be watching over you.

  • Alexis, Ethan & Fraser says:

    Dan and family, thinking of you at this difficult time knowing how deeply loved and admired your father was. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Al, Donna & Robert Horning says:

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Dennis. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  • Ken Arcuri says:

    “Home is where the heart is” … Uncle Dennis had a kind and generous heart and I always felt at home around him. He was easy to like and I truly enjoyed his company … sipping on a “Bud” in the back yard on a hot summer day or enjoying the action at a Rockets game. You will be sadly missed Uncle Dennis but remembered for all the good times we shared together.
    My deepest condolences to you Aunty Annette, my dear cousins and the entire Nugent clan.

  • Lynn Welder Lalonde says:

    Patty ( and family.) I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care. Your high school friend, Lynn.

  • Nicole, Jason and Christopher Nicolato says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all. My god help you through this sorrow time. Love always Nicole, Jason and Christopher Nicolato

  • Rhonda (Lalonde) Gagnon says:

    Dear Danny and the whole Nugent Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My heart goes out to all of your during this difficult time.

  • Rick and Arlene Hildred says:

    We are sorry for your lose…we are thinking of you in this hard time.

  • Christy Doucette says:

    To my Grandfather you were my first true hero. You loving hands, strong arms, gentle smile and quick wit made you one of my most favourite people. I will never forget the memories, the treasured times and beyond all else the love you had for our family. I wish I could be there tomorrow to see you one last time. Know that I am with you all.

  • Hannelore Clark says:

    Annette and Family, my thoughts are with at this difficult time.
    I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Dennis. He was a very kind and caring man, always nice to chat with.
    Best wishes

  • The Sutherland Family says:

    We are sorry to learn of the passing of Dennis. Our condolences to the entire Nugent family.

  • Tom,Cindy Doerksen says:

    To Sandy and family sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.

    • Sandy Horiachka says:

      Hi Tom & Cindy,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. These things are hard to face and accept.
      Take Care

  • Jackie Yates (Kitaura) says:

    Mrs Nugent, Theresa , Danny and Family.
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time. Jackie Yates ( Kitaura)

  • Mary Poland says:

    I was saddened to learn of Uncle Denny’s death. He was a wonderful man, and I have such warm memories of him. Please accept my sympathies on your loss, and know that you are in my thoughts.

  • Jay Corrado says:

    Danny and family. Sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

  • Marlene Schluter says:

    Dear Mrs. Nugent, Theresa, Danny and Family,

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Marlene Schluter & Rod Schluter

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