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Date of Passing: Mar 25, 2021

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On March 25, 2021, our parents Dennis and Bernadette Lidgett were tragically taken from our family.
Dennis was born in Wetaskiwin, AB and Bernadette Gilze en Rijen, Netherlands. They met and married in London, ON and eventually settled in Lorette, MB where they built their dream home and life.
They leave, to forever mourn their passing, their three children, Jennifer, Julie (Tyler) and Corey (Nadine), and their five amazing grandchildren, Amy, Zander, Matthew, Cameron and Evan.
Dennis and Bernadette lived an active, peaceful life, giving back to their family and community in many ways. They enjoyed the outdoors and loved their family dearly. They are truly gone too soon and are already deeply missed.
Cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony is planned.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to the family on such such a senseless and tragic loss, our hearts ache for the whole family. While visiting Julie & Tyler next door we had the pleasure getting to know Bernadette & Dennis. They had hearts of gold and were the sweetest and kindest couple. We even started to curl with and against them this past winter before the pandemic cut short our season. They will be dearly missed by so many. May your precious and dear memories of your mother/grandmother, father/grandfather help guide you through the days and years ahead. - Posted by: Michelle & Sam Kidd (Friends & Neighbors) on: Apr 22, 2021

  • I am so sorry for your tragic loss, and from my family to yours, we give our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in these difficult times. - Posted by: Ariel Lupu (Friend and Colleague) on: Apr 20, 2021

  • I had the pleasure of working with Dennis for five years when he headed the Seed Potato Lab at Agriculture Canada in Winnipeg. He was a kind and considerate co-worker. Even after I retired Dennis would often supply our country garden with "surplus" tomato and pepper seedlings from his prolific greenhouse and ourselves with valuable gardening advice. Both Dennis and Bernadette were warm and gracious hosts. I was greatly saddened by the news of their tragic deaths and will miss them both. Our thoughts are with their family at this sad time. With our heartfelt condolences, Pat and Harold Grunwald - Posted by: Pat Grunwald (Co-worker at Agriculture Canada) on: Apr 16, 2021

  • The tragic passing of Mr. & Mrs. Lidgett is a huge blow to the community and an immeasurable loss. Today, I passed a resolution of Council, to have a tree planted at the Centre of Canada Park, in their memory, in recognition of their contribution to the betterment of our community. Be assured, we share in your sorrow and loss. - Posted by: Armand Poirier (RM of Tache Councillor) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • I'm the daughter of Mary Roberts, from London, Ontario. Mom worked with Bernie and her Mom Ana at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bernie was my sister Tracey's godmother. We remember visiting the family on Clifford St. and have fond memories of visiting Bernie with Mom. My condolences on your loss, how devastating, we are so sorry for your loss. Peace. - Posted by: Jo Ann Roberts (Family Friend) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • What a tragic loss. My sincere sympathies to your family. I worked with Dennis for many years and had coffee together every day. I was proud to call him my friend. - Posted by: Shannon Van Walleghem (Co-worker) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • We are so greatly saddened by the tragic death of Dennis & Bernadette. They were the most kind & caring couple. Dennis & I had been good friends since 1948, attending schooling together. We joined Scouts, Sea Cadets & Militia (19th Alberta Dragoons) at same time. Dennis was always the best of friends & like a brother. We had many fun adventures, like camping in all seasons in woods with only a spruce bow shelter to sleep in. I remember when we went to Camp Wainwright (1961) for part of our training; Dennis was assigned to the Sherman Tanks to practice driving. At end of day I asked him how he made out? Dennis replied “well I mowed down a few small trees but it was fun” Dennis never showed any hard feelings for anyone. He was a hard worker even at a young age, from garden work to raising chickens (10-12 years old) We met Bernadette after their marriage & was happy that Dennis found himself such a wonderful wife. I was blessed to have Dennis as a lifelong Friend. We will miss them very much & are so Sorry for the families loss. Marv & Jeanette Weir - Posted by: Marvin & Jeanette Weir (Life Long Friends) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Sorry for this tragic loss.. HUGS to the children and grandchildren. Dale has fond memories of living with Dennis during U of A days. They would make toast in the old toaster and catch it as it flew thru the air. - Posted by: Dale and Laura Dowswell (old friends..Dale roomed w/ Dennis during University days..) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • What a shock to see this. Dennis and I worked together for years but have just seen them very occasionally for a while. Sympathy to their family. - Posted by: Wayne Moore (Co-Worker) on: Apr 10, 2021

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