Winchester Press – obit – Neil Dennison

Neil Dennison

Neil Dennison, a lifetime resident of the area,passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Thurs.,Dec. 11, 2008, following a six year battle with cancer. He was52.
He was born in Winchester on May 18, 1956 to his parents Ceciland Joan Dennison (nee Henwell). Following his graduation fromSeaway District High School, he worked at a couple of differentjobs before getting a position at Beavers Dental in Morrisburg,where he remained until 2002 when health problems forced him toretire early.
In addition to working full time at Beavers, Neil operated a mixedfarm, where he raised several animals including chickens, turkeys,beef cattle, pigs, ducks, geese, rabbits, and horses.
He will be remembered for his good sense of humour, his love ofanimals, his interest in environmental issues, and the enjoymenthe got from attending and betting on horse races.
He was a past president of the Dundas Cattlemen’s Association,and he supported such organizations as the Friends of the Sanctuaryand Ducks Unlimited.
Neil is survived by his wife Barbara Dennison (nee Simzer) andher children Shawna (Robert) Williams of Cornwall, and Martin(Cathy) Yerxa of Ottawa. He is also survived by his mother JoanDennison of Morrisburg, and his siblings Cheryl (Lester) Neildof Napanee, Linda Dennison of Hamilton, Dale of Ottawa, Lester(Linda) Swerdfeger of Ottawa, and Lynn Dillabough (Doug Byers)of RR#1 Iroquois. He was a dear uncle of Kevin (Terry), Laura(Pete), Steven (Crystal), Julie, Billy (Jennifer), Karen (Dan),and Jamie. He was predeceased by his father Cecil.
There was no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial servicewill be held at Williamsburg United Church on Sat., Dec. 20 at11 am with Rev. Elaine Beattie officiating.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the charityof your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin FuneralHome in Williamsburg.