Posted: April 9th, 2018

STUBBINS – Denys, age 77 passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7 at the Herbert Integrated Health Facility with his family by his side.  Denys was born on August 29, 1940 in Sheffield, England to George and Martha Stubbins.  Dad loved mountain climbing and played rugby at a young age.  He moved to Canada in 1967 and was a school teacher in Eyebrow and then in Morse, touching many lives until his retirement in 1993.  He was very involved in the Sask Teacher’s Federation and was on the executive for many years.  After moving to Canada he met the love of his life, Carolyn Brown and they were married in 1973.  Their only son Brendan was born in 1978.  Later in life he loved fishing and loved his two grandchildren, Connor and Callie Stubbins.  He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Stubbins; son Brendan (wife Camela); grandchildren Connor & Callie Stubbins and grand-dog Winston.  He was predeceased by his parents George & Martha Stubbins.  Donations made to the Herbert First Responders at the Prairie Centre Credit Union in Herbert would be greatly appreciated by the family.    A family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Morse Cemetery, Morse, SK.  For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit  Arrangements in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle

39 Condolences to “STUBBINS – DENYS”

  1. Julie Berger says:

    My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of the late Denys Stubbins. They say that sometimes in a person’s life, someone passes through who leaves a lasting impression. This was Mr. Stubbins. He taught me in Morse School and then went on to substitute teach our 4 sons at the Comp School. They came home with many of the same fascinating stories that I once did. In memory, he was the best teacher I had. He taught me that even in life’s toughest moments, there is always room for laughter. Heaven is in for a real treat!!

    Julie Berger (nee Hamm)

  2. Mel Friesen says:

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Denys. I remember his sense of humor, which was sometimes dry and “matter of fact”, but it was an intelligent wit. I always sensed that he truly cared about the students he taught. I will miss him. To his family, I would like to pass on my sincere sympathies. God Bless!
    Rest in Peace my friend!
    Mel Friesen

  3. Gordon and Irene McKay says:

    We have been blessed to know Denys. He will be missed by all of our family. We all remember one or many stories or jokes. Our thoughts and prayers to all extended to Denys’ family.

  4. Brad & Shannon Klassen says:

    Our deepest sympathies.

  5. Barry & Stacey Thiessen says:

    Our sympathy to the family of Denys Stubbins. He was an excellent teacher. Always looked forward to the classes he taught me, and in such an entertaining way. The stories he related of growing up in England and his humour did and still do, make me laugh. Not only was he a great teacher but a great neighbour and will be missed. Every time I work on the trees in my yard I will hear him singing, “I’m a lumberjack and i’m ok!”

  6. Dianne & Dennis Fox says:

    Our very deepest sympathy to all of you on Denys’s passing. I so enjoyed teaching on staff with Denys in Morse. There was lots of kidding each other and just joking around. You will have lots of wonderful memories.

  7. Sylvia Schuetzle (PENNER) says:

    Our condolences to the Stubbins family.

  8. Geraldine Hildebrand says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Stubbins it was a privilege having you for a school teacher.

  9. Mike Heschel says:

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Mr. Stubbins, one of my favorite people growing up. Mike

  10. Annette (Reynolds) Andreas says:

    My thoughts are prayers are with your family. Mr. Stubbins will always be my favourite teacher. I can still hear his laughter ringing in my ears and I always looked forward to his class ….he taught us many lessons and we had some pretty funny times in science class….. many fond memories of him will live on in the hearts of his students.

  11. Ken and Ruth Bakus & family. says:

    Our deepest sympathy going out to the family of the late Denys Stubbins.

  12. Tracey Wilson says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Mr. Stubbins was my favourite teacher and I’m sure he made an incredible impact on many other students as well. So many wonderful memories of fun and lively classes, lab experiments, and of course the turtles. He will never be forgotten.

  13. Amy O’Neil says:

    So sorry to hear of this! Mr. Stubbins classes were always full of stories. I remember him with a coffee cup always in hand. He will be missed.
    Amy O’Neil (nee Leisle)

  14. Doug Bleackley says:

    My most sincere condolences to all Denys’ family and friends. I was fortunate to have him as a teacher in Morse. Always a story or a joke to go go along with a science lesson.

  15. Karen Rooker Thiessen says:

    Denys Stubbins was an absolutely gifted teacher and storyteller. He taught life lessons as well as science with wit and humour. My sincere condolences to the family. He will be missed.

  16. Heather Klassen-Windover says:

    My deepest sympathies goes out to Carolyn n Brendon n his family! As my teacher, as our family friend, our neighbor forever in Morse my heart is broken by this news n wants to extend our deepest condolences n prayers for you all from our family to yours! God bless you all!

  17. Laurie Mitchell says:

    My memories of Denys were of his fabulous British accent, growing cress in the science lab, always telling a funny joke, having something clever to share that he’d heard on the CBC, smoking maple tabacco in his pipe and how proud he was of Brendan – who was a cute little grade two boy when I taught in Morse. May your memories strengthen you at this time.

  18. Faye (Klassen) Kern says:

    Deepest sympathies to you all. This takes a bit of wind out of my sails. Many wonderful memories from biology class in the lab to the boys growing up together. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by many. It’s a good thing he always said ‘mycelium’ to me every time he saw me because now I have enough ‘ hi Fayes’ to last the rest of my lifetime. I will miss running in to him and Carolyn in Swift. Hugs to you all.
    Thanks for the memories!

  19. Paul and Sandra Wendt says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    Cherish the memories❤️

  20. Ryan Schapansky says:

    My condolences to the family. Denys was my favorite teacher in high school

  21. Carol wilson says:

    Our deepest condolances from our family to yours. Hugs and prayers❤️

  22. Mike Heschel says:

    My sincerest sympathies to the family of Mr. Stubbins – he was one of my favorite people growing up.
    Mike Heschel

  23. Nancy Bakus says:

    My sympathy to you and your family, he truly was the best teacher I had in Morse. The good lord has gained another angel.

  24. Marjorie (Rooker) Peterson says:

    Sympathy to all of your family. Mr. Stubbins was always full of great, funny stories of his life and made the learning fun! Loved the rhymes and songs he would throw into the lessons to get us to remember and his “Fat Albert” records were great on days when we just couldn’t think anymore! He wiill be missed but not forgotten.

  25. Gary Belore says:

    Our sympathy to Carolyn, Brendan and family. We couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour and friend during our time in Morse.


    Dennis was a man with no equal, the most friendly and gracious man I have met in many years and I will miss him.

  27. Shirley Dyck says:

    My sincere sympathy to Carolyn and Brendan
    Denys was a great teacher and very respected by all who knew him through STF. My heart goes out to you at this sad time; I know you will you will miss
    him deeply.

  28. Eva and LARRY Drake says:

    Sorry to hear of Dennie’s passing

  29. Warren Hruska says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I have fond memories of sitting through Mr Stubbins science classes. He was a great teacher with a way of connecting to the students.

  30. Dennis Brooks says:

    I am shocked to hear this sad news. Denys was one of my favorite customers here at Treen Packers. He would simply call and say Hello Dennis, this is Denys. I would say the usual and he would say, “yes please”. I will miss his smile and will remember him always.My condolences and prayers to the family.

  31. Art & Carol Heschel says:

    We are saddened to hear of Denys’ passing. Had spoken to Brendan a few weeks ago & learned of his struggles at that time.This news seems so sudden. We are sorry we can’t be at his celebration of life,we are having to go for appointment in Saskatoon for Art. Please know our hearts go out to you at this sad time,we know you will miss him lots.

  32. Art & Carol Heschel says:

    As above submitted

  33. Art & Carol Heschel says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you Carolyn,Brendan & family.

  34. Bruce Rayner says:

    My sincere condolences to his family. I was just telling stories about Mr Stubbins the other day. One of the teacher he was and one of the trainer he was on our football team. I will miss running into him in swift current and instantly going back in time 36-40 years. Hearing of his passing makes me very sad.

  35. Cathy (Hamm) Appelgren says:

    Once in a long while someone leaves an impact on a life that remains forever. Mr. Stubbins was that kind of teacher. There are so many memories from his classroom over my high school years and all involve stories and much laughter while we learned about Science, Biology and Chemistry. I remember one of my children coming home and saying that they had a sub teacher for their science class and he thought that he knew their mom. They said he walked across the front of the classroom and hung his jacket up in midair and then continued to walk around it for the rest of the class. I knew immediately who the teacher was. Carolyn and Brendan…my thoughts are with you and I hope all the stories and comments warm your heart because many of us certainly remember Mr. Stubbins!

  36. Kathleen Anderson (Weppler) says:

    My sympathies to Carolyn and Brendan.

    I too was a student at Morse High School
    and Mr. Stubbins was my teacher for alot of classes.

    He was a great teacher and made my school memories long lasting.

  37. Gerald Poh says:

    Heaven has gained another good one. My condolences to the Stubbins Family. Mr. Stubbins was a great teacher and story teller. His classes were always entertaining with his wit, humor and a bit of which ever class he was teaching. He taught me in Morse and as a substitute teacher at the Comp he also taught my 4 children. They came home with stories that reminded me of my time in his classes. Mr. Stubbins will forever live on in the memories of his students, family and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

    Rest in Peace Mr. Stubbins

  38. Daryl and Mary Ellen Hall says:

    Our sympathy to you, Carolyn and Family. Daryl recalls Denys’ move to Eyebrow with humour and a chuckle. His sense of humour was a wonderful gift to us all. So many great memories. He will be remembered with great fondness.

  39. Shirley Schulz says:

    My deepest sympathies to you Carolyn, your family and especially to those special grandchildren. I can so well remember Denys watching for the train from the sidewalk when you babysat those precious grandchilren when they were small. He will be missed!

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