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Born: May 22, 1933

Date of Passing: Nov 03, 2020

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Dennis passed away peacefully on November 3, 2020.
Born May 22, 1933 to Thomas and Olive Faulkner, in the Manitou area. The family moved to Winnipeg when he was still a youngster, and he spent the rest of his years there, where he touched many lives with his humour and wit.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elva (Bowman), son Ken (Cindy), daughter-in-law Cynthia, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Wayne, his parents, brother Richard (Barbara) and sister Alice (Dave Ross).
He spent his high school years playing football for the Daniel MacIntyre Maroons championship teams. After high school he signed a tryout contract with his beloved Blue Bombers. He then coached young football players. He spent over 40 years as a league executive with the MMJHL, a number of those years with the St. Boniface Riels. He is a lifetime member of the MMJHL. As well, he curled for years (Electrical League) and golfed with the St. Bartholomew Church Group and the Manitoba Seniors Golf. Many young children knew him as Santa Claus.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meadowood Manor or a charity of choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • To Elva and your family from the Sobering family. So sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. I cant tell you of the memories that come flooding back to our minds. Ever one a laugh/ a giggle/a tease / a thought of our family's friendships stories. All the other goofy Vincent Massey people that Dennis made laugh and cry. All tears of joy. Stay safe and stay strong love and hugs from the Sobering's - Posted by: DON sobering (Vincent Massey group) on: Nov 08, 2020

  • I had the pleasure of working with Dennis for over 25 years in my capacity as GM of the MMJHL Twins. I will always remember his calls when he was the League’s VP of suspensions. His dry sense of humour as he advised me of an impending suspension of one of my players: “Mike, it’s Dennis, Dennis Faulkner, your number 9 is on the bubble.” His dedication to our League and his interaction will be missed. He was a true gentleman. - Posted by: Mike Ashley (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Condolences to Ken and the family I knew Dennis a long time through hockey and the MMJHL His job with the League was to be in charge of suspensions You never want one of your players to be suspended But Dennis was such a friendly, kind , caring guy with that big smile and a little twinkle in his face that you had no choice but to agree with him when your player was suspended He will be missed when the Arenas open again Larry Ring - Posted by: Larry Ring (Hockey Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Denis was definitely a man with a sense of humour he loved his puns and wasn’t afraid to use them! My condolences go out to his family, especially Elva, Ken and Cynthia and to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. - Posted by: Nancy Griffith (Sister to Cynthia Faulkner ) on: Nov 07, 2020

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