Dennis, Margaret Ethel

February 13, 1934 – June 15, 2017
at the age of 83 years

Margaret Ethel Dennis (Wise), age 83, of Blind Bay, BC passed away June15, 2017 after a valiant fight against cancer.  Through her journey she continued to teach us to live life fully, bravely and courageously.

Margaret’s passion was her family. She sought to instill in her children a commitment to family and friends, the importance of laughter and the power of kindness and a smile. Margaret loved bowling, sewing, knitting, quilting.  She was a big hockey fan and a homebody who loved watching and perhaps yelling at the Canucks on TV.

Margaret was predeceased, by her husband of 31 years, Arthur (Art) Dennis. He was her “Other” and felt lost without him. Margaret is survived by her 4 children:  Frances Buckle (Andy), Dawn Sharpe, Bodie Wise (Trish), Cindy Abbrusci (Ken Justice). Seven grandchildren -Matt Buckle, Andrea Ncwana, Kacey Sharpe, Cory Wise, Samantha Wise, Jacyln Sterling, and Nikki Abbrusci.  She was also blessed with 6 great grandchildren, and and extended family including 3 stepchildren and their grandchildren – Susan & Ian Hadden, Tony & Jan Dennis, Terry & Tim Kahut.  

The family would like to thank Mom’s friends who she loved & who touched her deeply. Tim & Shirley Biernacki, Helga Tamagi, Marlis Albertson, June Samphire and Jarvis.  The journey was made easier with her compassionate doctors: Dr. Macdonald-GP and Dr. Main – Oncologist, the Oncology staff and ICU Nurses at the Salmon Arm Hospital.  Your care and compassion will forever be in our hearts.

Mom…..Keep us under your wings, you were simply the best – not only our mom but our best friend.


  1. So saddened by Marg’s passing.
    As one of our bowling team we could always count on a good laugh. Will miss her smile and hearty laugh.
    Condolences to the family.
    Yvonne Craig

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. nana, great nana, aunt, sister and friend. She used to say to me “to have a friend you have to be a friend” and she certainly was a good one. We were friends for 22 years and I will have a hard time not talking to her or emailing her, or seeing her smiling face. She made me laugh with some of her goofiness and antics. She was bluntly honest, and kind and generous. She had not met one of my daughters, yet when she came over to meet her, she brought a little gift she had made. She was such an excellent seamstress and quilter and we all have some of her treasures to remember her by. She fought long and hard to stay with us, with such great courage and dignity . . . she set the bar high for the rest of us. RIP dear friend ., . . till we all meet again

  3. So sad to learn of Margaret’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at VVI for many years. She had a wonderful sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her family. June Piry

  4. A great lady and one of the best bosses I ever had. She will be missed.

  5. Margaret’s wonderful personality and smile will be missed by many. I enjoyed
    visiting her and Art few times in Blind Bay.

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