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MACINNIS, Denis Wendell

MACINNIS, Denis Wendell

December 7, 1935 – December 30, 2017
We are saddened to announce the death of Denis MacInnis on December 30, 2017 at Spring Valley Care Home in Kelowna. At the age of 82, Denis passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 56 years by his side.
Denis was born on December 7, 1935 in Summerside P.E.I. At the age of 21, he ventured to British Columbia to find work, and on the train met a girl named Stacy Tutt from Kelowna. The young couple traveled three days on the train together, continued to write letters after, and married four years later. Denis and Stacy MacInnis first lived in Fort St. John BC and eventually settled in Kelowna.
After working in the gas industry in northern BC, Denis went on to be the proud owner of MacInnis Apiaries producing wonderful Okanagan honey. Bee keeping and honey production continued to be a loved hobby, even while he moved on to work with Manulife for several years before retiring in 2001.
Denis was always ready with a smile and eager to lend a helping hand. He was very active in the community and the church including Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, Father Pandosy Mission, Hospital Board, Okanagan Historical Society, and A.A. "there but for the grace of God go I." Denis loved nature and animals and long walks with his canine companion. He enjoyed gatherings with lots of family and friends and genuinely loved to share a laugh.
He is survived by his wife Stacy and their four children, Tom (Maureen), Lee (Yvonne), Rob (Tally), and Alison (Colin), grandchildren Brodie, Aidan, Mairéad, Christina, Colby, Ceara, and great grandchild, Owen. He is also survived by his sisters Sr. Ollie and Beryl and his brother Don. Denis is predeceased by his parents Wendell and Marguerite, sisters Myra and Janet, and brothers Bill and Gerry.
We wish to thank the nurses and care givers at Spring Valley Care Home for all their wonderful care and kindness.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC. For those inclined, in lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Canada or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 19, 2018
    Dear Auntie Stacy, Tom, Maureen & family; Lee, Yvonne & family; Rob & Tally; Allison & Colin,
    Our deepest condolences but we do have many memories especially when some of the Morrison gals came to visit from Kelowna. What a fun time & when Don & I came to visit. I believe I still have some of the articles Uncle Denis wrote. It was a very great experience. Gone but not forgotten.
    Love, Don & Jacque
  • Jan 12, 2018
    Auntie Stacy & family, words aren't enough to say my condolences to you and your family. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Barb & kids
  • Jan 11, 2018
    Stacy,
    I enjoyed always seeing Dennis whenever I was visiting Bob. I always went to wherever he was sitting. His smile always sent me in the right kind of mood before I entered Bob's room. Stacey, you and Dennis were so close, you showed it whenever you were having a meal with Dennis. You both were a darling couple. I am saddened of your loss. Please stay strong and remember he will RIP.
    Stacy, thank you your friendship you had towards me and your guidance you showed to me when I was having a struggle. Thank you.
    Dennis will be missed by his special Care Aide and Staff at Pioneer. We all loved him.
    Our prayers are with you, Bob and Maggie Sharpe
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Denis carried me home after a dog bit me when I was 5. Hundreds of memories since then.. His beautiful smile and laugh will be missed! A huge loss. Love and thoughts to you Stacy and family. Jane MacInnis Jones.
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Denis carried me home after a dog bit me when I was 5. Hundreds of memories since then.. His beautiful smile and laugh will be missed! A huge loss. Love and thoughts to you Stacy and family. Jane MacInnis Jones.
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Dear Stacy, Tom, Lee, Rob and Alison, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Denis was a wonderful, kind, giving man with such an infectious smile that would light up any room he entered. He helped guide my early management career with Manulife in the Kelowna branch. His dedication to family first, his faith and all his clients was a perfect example for all.
    We have many special memories. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
    David & Kathy Down
  • Jan 05, 2018
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with and for you.
    Hoping to get out to the remembrance service when announced.
    Love Paul, Theresa and Family
  • Jan 05, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Denis passing. I knew Denis through the north okanagan life underwriters group. He was a super guy and will be missed. Had a lot of fun with him and Brian Moir.
    God bless you and keep you, you will be in my prayers,
    Bob Young
  • Jan 05, 2018
    As a teenager in Fort St. John, I remember a lot of fun we had when Denis was living with us before he meant Stacy. My mom, Ella MacInnis especially loved having him in our home and shared a lot of laughs with him. He truly was a super guy and will be missed. A big hug to you Stacy, remember the good times.
    All the best to you,
    Amby MacInnis
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Thinking of you Stacy and the family. Condolences -
    Denis is at peace now. RIP Denis. I will always remember Denis' lovely friendly smile and handshake.
    You are all in my prayers,
    Pat Moir
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Lee and family,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort, peace and a lifetime of love.
    Lori (Berry) Stone
  • Jan 04, 2018
    I knew Dennis well during my many years in the Kelowna insurance industry. He was always a very honest and forthright man. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Ron Buddo, Sooke
  • Jan 04, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember my family bought honey from you in Glenmore when I was a teen and you even gave me my first job and hired me way back then. I have fond memories of your family and now at this time, you are in my prayers and thoughts. May God be with you and bring you comfort and peace.
    Sharon Heywood Pranil
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Oh Stacy, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I never met Denis but I know how dedicated you were to your love for one another. He sounded like a wonderful man who loved life and all it brought. My prayers are with you and I am thinking of you.......
    Doug Watson
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