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DENNIS ARTHUR JACKMAN (published on October 30, 2010)

DENNIS ARTHUR JACKMAN August 1, 1944 October 26, 2010 On Monday, October 26, 2010, Dennis passed away peacefully at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 66 years due to heart failure. Left to cherish Dennis' memory is his brother Doug (Diane); sister-in-law Marie (Don); his favourite nephews Michael, Gary, David and Jeff; as well as nieces Suzanne and Lois. He was predeceased by his parents Jean and Charlie Jackman; and brother Don. Dennis grew up in the Riverview area. He played football, baseball and hockey at both Riverview and Lord Roberts Community Centers. He was a very good athlete with individual skills as well as team skills. Dennis still had many friendships with the people that he played with and against 50 years ago. The stories have been embellished over the past five decades, but there was some truth to them all. When he was eighteen, Dennis moved to Swift Current with his parents. He only lived there for a few years but a terrible thing happened to him. He became a Rider fan and for the last 45 years he has annoyed many a friend with Green this and Green that! Only because Dennis was such a friendly and likeable guy was he allowed to get away with it. Dennis spent a large portion of his working career at Westinghouse on Ellice Avenue. Here he was respected by customers and colleagues. He also spent time in the siding business and as a courier. Early in his adult life Dennis was injured, this caused him to have a walking disability, which eventually caused him to use a walker and finally being confined to a wheelchair. He was never heard to say why me . Dennis tried to enjoy every day the best he could. In compliance with Dennis' wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. A private Interment will be held in St. Vital Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to Gail for all her work the last few years with the Doctors, Social Workers, etc. Over the last couple of years Dennis was especially grateful for the support from his good friend Ivan, visitors Mel, Bruce and Clive whom he had some great disagreements with whether it hockey, football or a game of crib but he always had the last word. Dennis' path in his life over the last year was not one he hoped for but with the help of friends and homecare support he would not have gotten this far. He was very thankful for their help. Flowers are gratefully declined. Take a friend for a drink and raise your glass in remembrance!


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