Denis worked hard his whole life and earned every bit of his success, but even more to his credit, he always had time to love, support and help his whole family, and A LOT of other people who were greatly in need.
Over his work life, Denis farmed, worked construction, worked as a mechanic, mined and worked his way up in the oil patch where he was a rig manager for several years. Anyone who has been privileged to cross life paths with Denis is better for the experience. Denis always had a positive and trusting outlook on life in general and had a brilliant and intuitive mind. He also knew how to occasionally cut loose and enjoyed many “escapades” with good friends. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a wonderful mentor and life-coach, right to the end. Denis will always be remembered with great admiration and respect.
Denis is predeceased by his father, Robert Louis Joseph Lemire Sr, his grandparents Clement and Olive Arnal and Arthur and Arlene Lemire; his sister Cathy Hyam; his nephew Tyler Wheeler; his brother-in-law Arthur Bauer; his godfather Marcel Lemire; and his good friend Billy Matthews.
Denis is survived by his loving wife Bernice who provided excellent care during his illness. He is also survived by his mother Marguerite Lemire; mother-in-law and father-in-law Emily and Henry Bauer; sister-in-law Brenda McGowan, nephews Jamie McGowan and Paul McGowan and Cassandra; and his godmother Rita Lemire; brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews: Bob and Mary Lemire, Lorelei Lemire and David Kemp, Tina and Jason Teske, and Josh and Julia, Rosie and Eric Taylor – Nathan and Seth; Bernie and Karen Lemire, Amber and Shane Messmer, Bret Lemire and Tasha Pituley; Roberta and Roy Wheeler, Toni and Mark Swanson – Jillian and Clyde; Corrinne and Ken Hassett, Dawn and Jeff Wilson – Cassie and Lily, Ginger and Kyle Koza – Gabby, Walker, Cash and Bryden, Brooke and Matthew Landiuk, Justin Hassett and Natalie Nikiforuk; Marc and Jackie Lemire, Tim and Vanessa Lemire – Perrin, Hailee, Xander, Dustin Lemire and Sarah Wilkie, J.D. Lemire and Katie Trzaskowski, Denys Lemire; Jeff Hyam, Randie Hyam and Ken Dodman, Greg Hyam and Mina Roed, Kevin Hyam, Cody Hyam and Morgan Bradley, Matt Hyam and Lyndsey Binner; Yolande and Arnold Kuystermans, Denver, Marshall and Jordyn; Rochelle and Charlie Christie, Brianne, Kylie and Samantha. Many aunts, uncles and cousins. His good friend Terry. His dog Max. Denis is also survived by many good friends whose lives he has touched.
Services will be held at a later date. Binkley’s Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.Binkleys.com) is in charge of the arrangements.
Those wishing to make donations in Denis’ memory may want to consider the Arnal Boys Memorial Bursary for Young Farmers. Donations may be made in care of Binkley’s Funeral Service, Box 207, Shaunavon, SK S0N 2M0, 306-297-2412 or toll free at 1-877-BINKLEY or made out to: The RM of White Valley #49 – reference on the memo line – “Arnal Boys Memorial Bursary” and sent to Arnal Boys Memorial Bursary, c/o Chantal Henderson, Box 2097, Swift Current, SK S9H 4V1.