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FRIE, Denis Bernard

FRIE, Denis Bernard

September 23, 1931 – January 29, 2018

Denis passed away peacefully in Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Vera Frie and his son, Rocky. He is survived by his wife, Marie, of 31 years, Wayne (Michelle) Whittemore, Siusan Whittemore, Fr. Scott Whittemore, Gery (Vinetta) Boyd-Frie, Eddie (Hillary) Frie, Gordie (Theresa) Frie, Carol (Jeff) Faye, Chris (Kristiina Raisanen) Frie, 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and countless bridges and buildings.

Denis enjoyed a fulfilling and prosperous career as a structural engineer well into his eighties. His many structures are prevalent throughout Kelowna and all of British Columbia. His genius and incredible generosity will be missed by many. We would like to thank Kelowna General Hospital for their kindness and care and thank you to Everden Rust Funeral Services for their compassionate presence.

Prayers will be recited at Immaculate Conception Parish, 839 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 7:00 pm with Fr. Cerlouie Jimenez. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Arrangements entrusted to Everden Rust Funeral Services 250-860-6440, condolences may be offered at www.everdenrust.com

Link: www.everdenrust.com
Condolence Messages
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Denis Bernard Frie is an outstanding professional man. My brother Pat and I have known him for over 20 years. He was known for his integrity and willingness to provide what was needed by his clients always.
    He will be missed by all of us.
  • Feb 08, 2018
    We were very sorry to hear of Denis' passing and wish to express our sincere condolences to Marie and family. We have a concrete (not cement) driveway built by Mike Budd in 2006 with no rebar. It has very few cracks and is a testament to Denis' ingenuity (and Mike's craftsmanship).
    Ian and Joan Hooson
  • Feb 08, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Denis' passing. We will always be grateful for the fantastic work he did at Gray Monk over the years. Our sincerest condolences to the Frie family.
    Steven & Dawn Heiss
  • Feb 05, 2018
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Denis. He was such a great person. He will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts.
    Clayton and Gerry Schmidt.
  • Feb 05, 2018
    Marie and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Denis' passing. Denis had a wonderful sense of humour and a passion for his profession and family. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Linda Clark
  • Feb 04, 2018
    Our sincere condolences to you Maria and family. We have known and worked with Denis for years. He will be missed by all that knew him.
    Richard & Verna Michel.
  • Feb 04, 2018
    He was the best structural engineer in town, condolences and prayers to the family.
    Owen Tagseth
  • Feb 04, 2018
    We were so sorry to learn of Denis passing. We will keep him and the family in our prayers.
    From the parish of St. Edward's, Lake Country.
  • Feb 03, 2018
    Dear Marie and Family, so very sad to hear of Denis passing. He was such an incredible engineer and just an all around great person. We are so honoured to have known him. Thinking of you in this time of sadness, Gordon & Shelley Wilson.
  • Feb 03, 2018
    Denis was my go-to guy for many years as my engineer.
    I loved his style, work ethic, kindness, and his sense of humor!
    I retired several years ago, but would occasionally run into him.
    My condolences to his family and friends.
    Doug Engel
  • Feb 03, 2018
    We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you, Marie and to Gordie and Theresa and families. May Denis rest in peace,
    Ray and Christina Schilling.
  • Feb 02, 2018
    So sorry to hear this. Our feelings for you Marie. We worked with Denis and enjoyed our relationship. He was always honest and always found solutions to our construction problems. But he was a joy to work with. Thank you Dennis.
    Pat and Don Bentley, Trojan Structures INC.
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Gordie and Theresa,
    Our deepest condolences for your loss at this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Tony and Maria DiMaria
  • Feb 01, 2018

    Deepest & most sincere sympathy to Marie & family.
    Dennis was amazing engineer & a great guy!
    May he rest in peace!
    Tony & Shirley McCarthy
  • Feb 01, 2018
    One of the most intuitive structural engineers I ever worked with. And I have worked with many. I will miss his practicality and wisdom. Doug Joorisity P Eng.
  • Feb 01, 2018
    Marie and family,
    We are so sad to hear about Denis. We have missed him at our Myra Canyon meetings, and always appreciated his engineering expertise up there. I remember visiting your home one time and seeing pictures of bridges that he had designed - he was so proud of those accomplishments - and rightly so. Our hearts are with you.
    Karen & Vern Merwin
  • Feb 01, 2018
    Deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Dennis many years ago with Kon Kast. Learned a lot from him.
    RIP Denis.
    Wendy (Pratt) Stevenson
  • Feb 01, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jan 31, 2018
    Denis used to be a customer of ours at McLeans Hunter Court Cafe many years ago, sending condolences to his family. Love Ev and Alex.
  • Jan 31, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Sincerely Rozanne Holitzki Baptiste
  • Jan 31, 2018
    Marie and family, our deepest and sincere condolences on the passing of Dennis. Over the years we worked with Dennis and as well we shared many of the same ideals.
    RIP Dennis
    David Langton
    Competition Glass
  • Jan 31, 2018
    We worked with you, played with you (skiing) and enjoyed your friendship that came with lots of free advice that included engineering tips. You were one of a kind and will be remembered with fondness.
    Howard & Judith Johnson
  • Jan 31, 2018

    Our deepest condolence to the family.
    Rest In Peace Denis.
    From Allan, Juliet and NJ Lundquist