Kennett, Dennis

Written by ECA Review

Dennis Kennett
1943 – 2023

Dennis Lee Kennett of Red Deer County passed away at home while watering the garden on Fri. June 9, 2023 at the age of 79 years.

Dennis was born in Edmonton on Oct. 5, 1943. He grew up on the family farm at Busby, Alta. and went to school at Alcomdale and Riviere Qui Barre, both in Alberta.

Dennis met Sharon in Red Deer and they were married on April 15, 1967. In 1970, they purchased his parents’ farm at Busby, and had two children, Lonny and Karmen.

They moved to Red Deer and purchased another farm east of Red Deer, where they raised buffalo and cattle, while running his first company, Solid Wireline.

Dennis sold his share of the company in 1985 and started LonKar Services. In 1994, he sold that company and concentrated on farming full-time in semi-retirement.

Dennis will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Sharon; his three children, Geraldine (Darren), Lonny (Jennifer) and Karmen (Serge); his nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria (George), and Melody; his brother, Neil; his sisters-in-law, Arla, Marie and Rose Mary; and his brother-in-law, Franklin; as well as numerous family members and dear friends.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Ruth Kennett and a brother, Fred.

A funeral service was held at CrossRoads Church, 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, Alta. on Mon. June 19, 2023 at 11 a.m.

For those unable to attend, Dennis’s funeral service was live-streamed and can be viewed at www.crossroadschurch.ca/livefunerals.

Interment was held at the Fairfield Cemetery, Brownfield, Alta. on Tues. June 20, 2023 at 1 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations in Dennis’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society at www.reddeerhospice.com; or to CrossRoads Church at www.crossroadschurch.ca; or to STARS at www.stars.ca.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040.

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