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DENNIS RITER

It's with heavy hearts, with family by his side, that we share the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by Betty his wife of 47 years, his daughters, Lenore (Darcy), Shannon, and Rachel (Dallas), grandchildren, Jaclyn (Andre), Charlyn (Jonah), Travis (Vikki), and Colby; great-grandchild, "The Little Man" Jasper the apple of his eye. Siblings, Raymond, May, John, Murray and Bruce. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Velma, his son Troy, daughter Twylia, his in-laws Les and Emily Jamieson, and sister, Ann.
Dennis was born December 24, 1945, in Carman, Manitoba. He spent his childhood years on the family farm in Darlingford, Manitoba. He married Betty Jamieson in 1973. They lived in Winnipeg, Warren and Balmoral, MB.
Dennis worked for the City of Winnipeg from June of 1982 until his retirement in June of 2008. Prior to there, he worked as a carpenter. Dad enjoyed his retirement, he was able to pursue his biggest passions, carpenter work, farming and caring for his cows, horses and planting his garden, which he was always more than happy to make sure you took your share home. He could always be found out in the yard tinkering with his machinery or building something. His recent project was restoring his "Old Willies." His passion was his family, fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren. He fondly spoke of his hunting trip up north caribou hunting. He was always more than willing to lend a helping hand to anyone needing it.
Special thanks to Dr. Hicks and all the nursing staff at Stonewall Hospital for the wonderful care Dennis received during his final time with us. Your care and compassion will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Stonewall Hospital or Grace Hospital Cancer Care.
A private family graveside has been held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
204-886-0404

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our heart goes out to Betty and her family. Fond memories of our great neighbors, Betty and Dennis, on Adsum drive. We were very young back then, no kids when we moved into our first home. The first people we met were Betty and Dennis. Dennis was always there to help us. We shared some great times in a new neighborhood. Keith and I send our sencere condolences and hugs to you Betty. Your old neighbours, Mona and Keith Mikkelson - Posted by: Mona and Keith Mikkelson (old neighbour on adsum dr) on: Jan 01, 2021

  • Lots of fond memories of Dennis. He always made me feel welcome at the farm when we were kids even though I was a tenderfoot. Riding Prince until I had 25 cent blisters on my butt. Betty and family my deepest sympathies on your loss. Bill - Posted by: Bill McLean (Cousin ) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Condolences to Betty and the family. Dennis will be remembered as a good friend and neighbor who would always lend a hand. - Posted by: Wallace & Judy Hickman (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Dennis was such a good friend to me. He and Betty and their family were such good friends to me. They always welcomed me in their home when I visited Wpg. Dennis always shared liver and onions and pickerel with me. And he loved my home made soup. I am heartbroken that covid stopped me from being there at this sad time. - Posted by: Sandra O’Leary (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Dearest Betty and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. A flood of wonderful memories comes to mind of when we were neighbors and friends on Adsum Drive. You could hear the neighbourhood kids voices of excitement and laughter as they had a ride on the go-cart that Dennis made. We can still see the smile on Dennis face watching the kids enjoy his creations The sound of our children racing each other with their powder puff and green machines down the sidewalks will always be fondly remembered.You and Dennis were like our girls second parents. We so appreciated knowing that our girls were safe and well looked after in your home while were at work. There was absolutely no need to worry when our girls were with you and Dennis.Sending you all big hugs and prayers of comfort during this very sad and difficult time. - Posted by: Lou and Pam Sanche (Friends ) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • So very sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing he was a truly fine person and he raised a lovely family, I do recall what a wonderfully talented carpenter he was. My condolences to all your family. He’s now reunited with Troy. - Posted by: Rosalie McGowan (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

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