March 4, 1948 – September 10, 2020
Dennis William Coldwell was born March 4, 1948 to John and Emily (Pat) Coldwell. Dennis grew up in Whitehorse and was one of 6 children. Even though he grew up in a big family he was known as the shy and quiet one. Dennis was always a man of few words, even as an adult but when he had something to say, you knew it must have been important so you would stop and listen.
Dennis lived in British Columbia as a young adult and travelled around until 1974 when he returned to the Yukon where he met his wife Joy. He always said it was love at first sight and he knew he was going to marry her the moment they met. They got married January 30, 1975 and were happily married until Joy sadly lost her battle with cancer in March 2001.
Dennis was a hard worker and dedicated to his jobs throughout his life.
He worked as a heavy-duty tire man for over 30+ years then worked as a night clerk for 10+ years until he retired.
During his retirement he spent most of the time in Haines Junction with his daughter Miranda and son-in-law John hunting and fishing. He loved to fish, whether it was off the shore or in the boat. It was his happiest place on earth and where he found peace.
Dennis loved his family and spent his remaining days with his daughters Miranda and Marcella by his side. Dennis passed away peacefully in Haines Junction on September 10, 2020. He is truly loved and will be deeply missed.
Dennis is predeceased by his Wife Joy, Father John, Mother Pat (Emily), Brothers Brian, Cormack (John), Michael and Danny (Richard).
He is survived by his Sister Janet (Walter), Daughters Miranda (John) and Marcella (Paul), Grandchildren Tyler, Lauren, Kyla, Riley, Thea, Great Grandchildren Naomi, Tylee and many In-laws, Nieces and Nephews.
Following Covid rules – A small graveside service where Dennis will be laid to rest with his wife Joy in Champagne, Yukon will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at 3 pm.
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