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Greer, Dennis

GREER, Dennis

1949 - 2024

It is with profound sadness that the family of Dennis Greer announces his passing on May 8 th , in his 74 th year.

Dennis was born on August 18th 1949, in Kirkland Lake Ontario to Geraldine (nee Kruger) and Delmar Greer. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Donald, sister Darlene and by his granddaughter Ataya.

Dennis met the love of his life Brenda (nee Lauzon) in 1980 and she was his best friend and soul mate for the next 44 years. It was only with her loving care, and support, that he was able to remain at home for as long as he did.

He was the loving father of four children: Lori Greer (Scott), Kim Banks (Peter), Derek Greer and Natasha Greer (Darcy). He was Papa and Grandpa to Tana, Mitchel, Skylar, Ataya, Jeremy, Tristen, Kobe, Brandon, Jerid, Kalyn, Foster, Noah and Annika. He was also blessed with 6 Great Grandchildren Camilla, Avie, Elijah, Juniper, Lily and Esme. It was no secret that our Dad would do anything for his children and grandchildren, and that he was always just a phone call  away. Our father taught us about unconditional love, forgiveness, and kindness. He was also the strongest man we know; in the last 15 years he battled cancer, Type 1 diabetes, kidney, and liver diseases. This toughness was also a testament to how much he loved his family and how he didn’t want to leave them.

Dennis spent his youth, and adulthood, in Larder Lake and Kirkland Lake. He laid the asphalt on many Northern Ontario roads as a foreman for TNR and also owned Greer’s Construction with his brother Don.

We recall so many happy memories with our Dad. A trip to Canada’s Wonderland where his feet were aching from his high-heeled 80’s boots; warm summer days swimming at Crystal Beach or Culver Park and so many weekends cuddled up on his couch spent watching Hulk Hogan on WWF and Kung Foo movies.

Our Dad was a man who enjoyed simple pleasures. Coffee at Tim Hortons with his best buddy Ed and the other “boys”. Watching CNN or Star Trek on his comfy couch and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved the gift of a new ball cap and never left the house without one.

Our Dad’s last few months were spent at the Blanche River Health facility where the health care team took amazing care of him. He was surrounded by friends and family, and his room was full of love, laughter and smiles. We made sure to keep him on his toes, and he often shook his head at our antics. We hope that we were able to show him just how very much we loved him.

We are all very grateful my Dad had the doctors, nurses and PSWs from the 4th floor to take care of him. Their kindness and love made all the difference as my Dad battled different health concerns. We are also very thankful for the support that Nora and Diane gave him and our entire family.

We know that our Dad is with his granddaughter Taya now. He didn’t like the heat, but she’s convinced him to sit on the beach with her for a while. They are basking in the sunshine with our Dad drinking a Rum and Pepsi while she sips on her glass of wine.

A celebration of life will take place on June 1 st  from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Lake Bingo Hall located at 38 Duncan St North in Kirkland Lake. 

                                                                                                             ♥

                                                                                                    “I love you.”
                                                                                               “I love you more.”
                                                                                                  “Not possible.”

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The family.

My sympathy to all the family. He was a great person. Hugs to all.

Rachel , May 10, 2024

Brenda

To my beautiful sister!! I am so sorry for your loss! Dennis was my favourite brother in law !! He would always make me feel welcome weather I was visiting or just speaking to him on phone!
I will always be here for you no matter if it’s just a short phone call. I LOVE you!!

Don Lauzon, May 10, 2024

Greer Family

Sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. I can see from the comments he leaving behind many wonderful memories for you’s to cherish. Take care and stay strong in these hard times.

Phyllis Cholette , May 10, 2024

Brenda and family.

So sorry to hear this news. I will miss our chats and visits at Tims. Dennis was always fun to spend time with. He will be missed. RIP Dennis.

John Carhart, May 10, 2024

Brenda and family

Brenda, I am so very sorry to hear of your beloved husband's passing. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Lori Davis, May 10, 2024

Brenda and Family

Saddened to hear of Dennis's passing.
Had many fun times with him at Timmy's.
Dennis was always smiling and no matter how his day was going, he always made everyone else around him smile and enjoy life.
Going to miss you my friend.
My sincere condolences to Brenda and family
RIP Dennis

Rick Barker, May 10, 2024

Dennis's family

My condolences to the family, I often seen Dennis, Brenda and Ed at Tim Hortons East.
During my last stay at the hospital recently I met Dennis as I was sharing the same room.
We chatted about his paving hwy construction experience as I worked as a hwy contruction technician wjth MTO.
We also talked about our health issues, we had our struggles but overall I mentioned to him he was a warrior with great courage and resilience.
He had a kind demeanour and a great affection for his family.

Louis Poirier, May 10, 2024

The Greer Famalies

Our deepest sympathies to all.

The Swayne Family , May 11, 2024

Brenda & family

So sorry to hear of your loss of Dennis. Thinking of & your family during this difficult time.
Bren

Brenda Szalajko, May 12, 2024

Brenda and family

So very sorry to learn that Dennis has passed on.
In any dealing I had with him either thro the legion in larder or just as an old friend, he was always the kindest and gentlest of men .
Our condolences to all
.

Betty and Dave Oehring, May 12, 2024

Brenda and family

He fought a long battle
Deepest condolences

Jean snowdon, May 13, 2024

to the family

my deepest sympathy to the family he was a good man he will be missed

francine charbonneau, May 16, 2024

Brenda & Family

My prayers to you and your family. He will be missed and remembered for his sense of humor and always friendly with everyone.
May he R.I.P.

Consuela , May 17, 2024