Posted: April 25th, 2017

LOEPPKY – Dennis – “I still see more,” he said to his son this Easter. On April 22, 2017, Dennis Peter Loeppky passed away peacefully with his family at his side. Having hidden their eggs as children, “I see more” was a dad’s way of saying “keep looking.” Keep looking and you’ll find all the treasures I’ve left for you. Dennis was born May 13,1949, the youngest of 7 children born to Pete and Margaret Loeppky, of Wymark, SK. Dennis’s memory will be lovingly held by his wife Barb of 44 years, his son Brian and grandchildren Aaliyah and Isaac; his daughter Denise, son-in-law Sheldon and grandson Jaxen; his brothers Everett (Elsie) Loeppky, Donald (Betty) Loeppky, and Leroy (Judy) Loeppky; his sister Dolores (Henry) Heinrichs;  brothers-in-law Herman Seib, Jack (Karin) Wall, Abe (Linda) Wall, Dave (Sheree) Wall; and sisters-in-law Marie Giesbrecht, Kathy Krause, Gert (Ken) Dyck, Sarah Schmidt, Agatha (Bob) Krahn, Helen Wall, Liz Wall, Marg (Kevin) Harcourt and numerous nieces and nephews.  Dennis is predeceased by his parents Pete and Margaret, and parents-in-law Henry and Maria Wall; sisters Deloraine Seib and Dallas Myers, brothers-in-law Merle Myers, Hein Wall, Dick Wall, Julius Wall, J.J. Ackerman, Abe Giesbrecht, Everett Krause, & Henry Schmidt; and sisters-in-law: Nettie Ackerman, Maria Wall and Tina Wall. If you were coached by him, umped by him, or cheered by him, if he kept your score, taped your stick, or baited your hook, if he handed you car keys or a measuring cup, or if he pushed your soapbox up a hill, then you should know that he believed in you, and all you are capable of. If he showed up in costume, cheated at cards, chased you with a garden hose, baked tools into a pie, popped out his dentures, or gave you a nickname, then you need to know your happiness meant everything to him. If Dennis fed you, gave up a lawn chair, opened a cooler, or put a leaf in the table – it’s not because you were hungry – but because food brings us together. If you met Dennis anywhere in nature, around a fishing hole or a bonfire, in rows of tomatoes, rolling a snowball taller than you, if your birds eat from a feeder that he built, or if he got you out of bed to watch the lightning, then be encouraged: the world is full of abundance and everything grows somehow. One more thing: if you believe in Santa Claus, you must never stop because he’s so very real – maybe more real than ever before. We will celebrate this extraordinary man with tears and laughter on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion. The stories will continue long before and after but it starts at 2pm. If you have a bonfire this summer … remember him (because his wife isn’t going to move the woodpile again.)    Donations in memory of Dennis can be made to the STARS Air Ambulance, Stem Cell Foundation or to the Salvation Army.  For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit www.parksidefuneralhome.com.  Arrangements in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle.


64 Condolences to “LOEPPKY – DENNIS”

  1. Ron Mullin says:

    I am so sorry to hear the Dennis has passed…..we became friends a long time ago and I have never forgotten his happy go lucky way of life and his willingness to do for others….I sincerely hope he had a life well lived. My condolences to his family and siblings…I know he will be deeply missed.

  2. Darlene Armstrong says:

    Wow, what a wonderful tribute! Hugs to all.

  3. Dale & Clara Finkbeiner says:

    We wish the family our Deepest Sympathy!! He will be missed forever. Many HAPPY times were shared.Rest in Peace our Friend

  4. Edna Rempel says:

    Barb and family;
    We had a lot of fun as kids growing up together and I will always remember those days.Dennis was always a barrel of laughs. Love and prayers to your family at this difficult time.

  5. Agatha says:

    Love you Dennis. He gave me a nickname.
    You are already missed.

  6. Agatha says:

    Love you Dennis. He gave me a nickname.
    You are already missed.

  7. Cathy Appelgren (Hamm) says:

    He was a special guy and your tribute describes him to a “T”. I know there will be much laughter mixed with those tears!

  8. Bev MacLaurin says:

    By the sounds of it Barb, you, your family and friends will have many stories to share and find comfort in. Thinking of you.

  9. Kim & Wanda Bossenberry says:

    “I still see more”. Well, here’s hoping that we still see more people like Dennis in the future. We have been lucky to be able to meet really nice people through really nice people. Dennis was one of them. We met him through the Saradas. Every time we’ve met up since, it has been in a parking lot. Is that a coincidence, or is it because our wives shop a lot? Oops! Of course, he was always wearing that grin, like the one in the great picture above. I certainly will remember Dennis when we light our campfires, and any time the Broncos are mentioned. Yes, we’ll “keep looking”, Dennis! Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Loeppky family.

  10. Darlene, Jason & Bethany Derksen says:

    Barb, Denise, Brian and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and you have been in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dennis was one of the first uncles I met when I met the family and he left a very big impression in my life. Bethany remembers her first ice fishing trip with him at the Lake. Great memories.

    He will be missed by many as he was a great man!

    Love you all.

  11. Darliss Tallman says:

    A wonderful tribute. Met him while we were both working at Great West Ford. Got to know him better at the rink. Once before I knew him well he tried to convince me that Everett was his Dad! He was a very special person who will be greatly missed by all he touched. My condolences Barb and family.

  12. Marie and Dennis Ahlstrom says:

    A lovely moving tribute..
    Condolences to the family and his friends, he will be greatly missed

  13. Tamara Tholl says:

    This brought a smile to my face as it encompasses all my memories of Dennis. He was a great man and will be missed.

    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory become a treasure.

    Thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Tholl Family

  14. Brian & Joyce Oakman says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  15. Harmony says:

    Dennis, wow what a wonderful, intelligent, and hilarious man. Miss seeing you in Wal Mart and at the Lake.

  16. Louise Bulbeck says:

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you Barb and family.

  17. Swift Current Broncos says:

    Dennis always had a friendly face when he came to work the penalty box and he did that for 50 years. Unbelievable. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Bronco office – he was so reliable, said hi to all of us each game and every year brought us a carrot cake. We hope the family can take comfort in knowing their husband and father made a great difference in a lot of people’s lives.

  18. Helen Penner says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to Barb and all the family.

  19. Helen Penner says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  20. Liz Wall says:

    I am so sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral but my heart is there. He was an amazing man. Love you all.

  21. George Bowditch says:

    A nicer person you will never find. You will be missed until we meet again.

  22. Ken Audette says:

    To Dennis’ family, my sincere condolences. He was such a nice man, always smiling. i loved our trips to Vanguard for the medieval feasts and working with him at Bronco games. I will miss him tremendously. RIP my friend

  23. Janine Dublanko says:

    I have absolutely fabulous memories of Dennis with many many childhood hours spent with Denise and her family. The above tribute is excellent – it’s something I’d like to show parents and teens of today….how do you leave your mark in this world? Being like Dennis…kind, helpful, welcoming, known for his generosity and humour. The list goes on. He will be dearly missed by MANY but with that forever remembered as his memory will live on through others and things they do in honour of him – volunteering, repeating his jokes/tricks, gardening, etc.

    Barb, Denise, Brian and family – my condolences to you all. Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Take care.

  24. Terry Bymoen says:

    I’m sorry for your loss , Dennis was a good guy ,WE will all miss him !

  25. Connie says:

    He was always smiling for everyone and had the best sense of humour always
    RIP Dennis hugs to the family
    Live with the good memorues

  26. Bev and Shirley Sherman says:

    Barb and family,
    Sincerest condolences – our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  27. Camey Gader says:

    Barb, Brian and Neeser, my heart sends so much love and strength to you all and your families. I cannot wait to wrap my arms around you. I love you all. Xoxo


  28. Connie Wanner says:

    Sending our condolences to Barb and family. He was a great man always smiling. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. ❤️

  29. Bev McKechnie says:

    A beautifully written obituary. Dennis was a wonderful funny happy man and always seemed to have a positive outlook. So sorry for the loss but glad his family was with him at the end.

  30. Reg Penna says:

    He was a great man , all he did for others will not be forgotten.. Gods speed my Friend….

  31. matthew jolicoeur says:

    sorry for your loss

  32. Susie Eidem says:

    My deepest condolences Barb, Brian and Denise…. I remember his ever present smile!

  33. Corrie Dale says:

    My condolences to you Barb and your family. So many great memories of Dennis, front from the start when I raced Soapbox all the way until my girls raced and I was a director. Dennis was always there to help and offer advice and support (and get the BBQ going with beers in the cooler)

  34. Bob & Arlie Neufeld says:

    Hold on to those precious memories. No-one can take those from you! Sending our love & deepest condolences to Barb, Brian, Denise & families. Dennis will be missed by many!!!

  35. Bryan Braun says:

    A tribute to be proud of. Thoughts and prayers Barb to you and your family. I admired the positive attitude you and Dennis always had!

  36. Len & Hannah Robinson says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  37. Dianne Fallwell(sister to Kim Loeppky) says:

    Sincere condolences to the whole family for your great loss. May his spirit of love comfort you all as you celebrate his life together and in the days to come. From the Fallwellls

  38. Bev Argotow says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Stu & Susan Kyle says:

    Our thoughts are with you all. Dennis or should I say “Santa” visited our home every Christmas Eve for 27 years, our 3 girls faces would light up when they heard the jingling of his bells and his Ho! Ho! Ho! He made our Christmas Eve very special. We will light a candle every year at Christmas in memory of our Special Santa ❤

  40. Norma Johnston says:

    Thinking of you Barb ….❤

  41. Norma Johnston says:

    Thinking of you Barb ❤

  42. Tim, Brenda & Chris Penner says:

    Barb, Brian , Denise and Family So Sorry for your loss! Our Condolences to All The Loeppky Family

  43. Frank & Betty Pribyl says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for you at this time of your loss! Our Condolences to All The Loeppky Family

  44. Frank & Betty Pribyl says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for you at this time of your loss!

  45. Bob & Michelle Speir says:

    So sorry for your loss. Dennis was an awesome guy! Our condolences to the entire Loeppky family.

  46. Kevin Rittinger says:

    Barb & Family, the important part that Dennis played in the building the community will always be remembered… sincere condolences

  47. Sharon Kerr says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, especially uncle Don & Aunt Betty.

  48. Larry & Gloria Stephens says:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family Barb. Dennis was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. Always envied his natural ability to give to others. Loved his fish fries at work. We shall miss him.

  49. Mary and John Rolling says:

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

  50. Brian & Joyce Oakman says:

    Our condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

  51. Ron Mullin says:

    so sorry to hear that Dennis passed on. We became friends 50 years ago when I was boarding with Don and Betty…..he had a personality that you can’t forget…..I remember him as a happy go lucky soul with a big heart. I am saddened to know he is gone….but not forgotten. My sincere condolences to Barb and family and his siblings

  52. Donna McConnell says:

    To Barb and family, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost Dennis, my heart is sad for all of you !!! May love and peace surround you all as you say goodbye to a wonderful man !!!

  53. Ken Audette says:

    My sincerest condolences to Barb and family. Dennis was such a great guy, always smiling. I loved our trips to Vanguard for the medieval feasts and working with him at Bronco games. It won’t be the same not seeing him at the iplex next season. I will miss him tremendously. RIP Dennis.

  54. Joanne and Brent Robson says:

    What a beautiful memorial. We will really miss him when we visit Swift Current. I will always remember when he scared the crap out of me at the Petro Can Gas Station. He laughed so hard and I almost peed my pants he scared me so bad. Brent and I laugh every time we get gas there. Our love and prayers to Barb and her family and to Uncle Don.

  55. Kelly & Laurie Jones says:

    We have never read a better tribute. Dennis was a special man to many and a huge part of the Swift Current community. Uncle Dennis was taken from us way to soon. We will miss him with all our hearts. Love you Auntie Barb, Denise & Sheldon Brian and families. ❤️

  56. Pat Dickie & Family says:

    Barb, Brian, Denise and family
    Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Our condolences to all of you. May God grant you peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead.
    Love you
    Pat Dickie and family

  57. Judy Meyers says:

    My condolences to you Barb. The Wymark curling rink was a place you could always find Dennis He was always friendly whenever I saw him on my trips back to Swift. We will miss his smile and his jokes

  58. Brian and Angela Dunn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and Family..this is a shock to us and a deep loss for all…we attended the memorial and was very fitting for a praiseworthy man..Dennis was a good friend for my wife Angela at the Relay For life . we will miss seeing him outside Walmart.

  59. Dennis & Grace Bock says:

    What a joy it must have been to be his friend, I am his cousin, (Peter. Margaret’s brother was my father). We used to visit the family when I was young and I remember Dennis as being a friendly cousin, I wish we would have traveled out there more, now I live in north central BC. God be with you. So glad to read the comments and write up. – Grace

  60. Dennis & Grace Bock says:

    Condolences to you all as family. You have good memories and I remember him as being a friendly cousin, We used to visit with my dad, his uncle Pete Dyck. Sorry to hear of your loss . cousin Grace

  61. Sharon [Dyck] Harms says:

    Hi. It has been a long time since we have seen any of you. Grace just sent me the copy of Dennis’ obituary that Lorraine sent her. In reading it I know I missed getting to know a wonderful man. I just had to think of Aunt Katherine’s fun loving ways when I read it. I know you must miss him very much!. So sorry for your loss.

  62. Doug & Penny Sherman says:

    We have known Dennis for many years and a more caring person you will not find. He was a great volunteer for charities/hockey and for anything that needed people to help. We will miss all those great times we had at the lake. Sincere condolences to the family

  63. Cheryl Thompson says:

    Barb, Brian and Denise & families
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I have such good memories of soap boxing with the four of you with Rob Tamara and me travelling to soap box meets. Dennis always made sure that we were welcome to the family get togethers.
    What a beautiful tribute. You will miss him every day. So very sorry for your loss. Cheryl

  64. Bob says:

    I had the honor of working with Dennis for over 10 years at the Bronco games and I learned pretty quickly that you will never find a nicer person to work with. Rest in peace my friend. You will be sadly missed by all.

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