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Born: Apr 17, 1954

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2020

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April 17, 1954 - September 13, 2020

Dennis will be forever remembered by his wife Janet, of 43 years; son Kevin, daughter-in-law Lisa; grandchildren, Lennon and Weston; his Great Pyrenees dogs, Rocky and Sydney, as well as Buster the cat. He leaves behind his brothers and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dennis was predeceased by his father and mother Albert and Audrey Ilchyna, father-in-law and mother-in-law Frank and Beth Reynolds, brother-in-law Craig Zacharias, and nephew Clint Ilchyna.
Dennis met a lot of great friends throughout his career with Winnipeg Livestock Sales and Manitoba Housing.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hosting pool parties at their home in Anola and at their cottage on Pinawa Bay. He looked forward to the week-long lake party in July. We will all miss his fireside stories.
In his last few years, he devoted all his free time to his grandchildren. They were the highlight of his life. They loved him so much.
His last wish was to have a private celebration with the Ilchyna band playing and all the children dancing, to be hosted at a later date.
In honour of his memory, a donation can be made in his name to the Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue at

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to Janet and family. I worked with Janet a long time ago. Janet, I still remember how fondly you spoke of your beloved Dennis and your family life in Anola. I am so sorry for your loss. Please be gentle with yourself. - Posted by: Steve West (Co-worker) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • To Janet and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. May he Rest In Peace. My prayers are going out to you. - Posted by: Roberta Germano (Ex-co-worker of Janet’s) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • Our condolences to the family. RIP Dennis. May God be with you Amen 🙏 - Posted by: Trent Metrow (Friends ) on: Sep 22, 2020

  • We are really sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Colleen and Chris - Posted by: Colleen Souce (Worked with Janet at C.P. Rail) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • Sorry for your loss, Dennis was a great boss, worked together with him at Winnipeg Livestock. Our prayers are with you Dennis, and your family. Sincerely, Richard Popiel and family - Posted by: richard popiel (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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