June 28, 1940 – May 4, 2023
In loving memory ~
Dennis Garrett passed away peacefully on May 4th, 2023 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital due to complications of heart Disease. Dennis was 82 years old.
Dennis is survived by his Son Jordan Dennis Garrett and wife Jody Garrett of Maple Ridge and children Emmett, Hayley, Chase and Kiera. His Daughter Kelli Anne Keast of Victoria and children Joshua, Jasper and Jenna. Dennis’s cousin Sharon and Lyle Norlander and presiding families.
Dennis is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Garrett in 2022 and son Jeffrey Garrett in 1992. Parents Norman Garrett in 1999 and Marjorie Garrett in 2008.
Dennis was born in Fort St. John, B.C., on June 28th, 1940. He spent the first years of childhood growing up in Kitsilano with his Grandparents and mom, while his dad served in the Navy during the war. He then attended school in Fort St. John and after graduation joined the RCMP. His first posting was on Parliament Hill in Ottawa where he experienced many special assignments such as personal detail for the Queen of England. In Ottawa, he met his lovely wife Gerri and they were married on Easter April 10, 1968. They enjoyed 55 wonderful years together!
Then in 1970, due to a family emergency, he had to take leave from the RCMP and they moved to Fort St John to take over the family business. Dennis then rejoined the RCMP in 1975 and was posted at the Burnaby detachment. He also worked at Headquarters in Vancouver and with the E Division of Dees Island Freeway where he developed and launched the training program for the new RCMP Mustang. He eventually retired from the Force in 1995. Dennis was an involved member of the Masonic Lodge #57 of New Westminster and an Avid fisherman, spending 10+ summers with family and friends at Deep Bay fishing camp. Dennis and Gerri then spent 15 years living on Vancouver Island starting in Port Hardy and then to Victoria. He finally resided in Maple Ridge, B.C., close to Jordan and family.
Dennis will always be remembered for his storytelling and wonderful sense of humour. He was an Honorable Man, devoted Husband, Father, and friend who will be dearly missed.
There will be a Service and celebration of life held for Dennis on June 28th at 1030 at
Valley View Funeral Home and Cemetery 14644 72nd Ave Surrey BC.
A luncheon and then graveside internment will be held immediately following the service at Valley View Funeral Home.
Any Donations can be made in Dennis’s honour to www.heartandstroke.ca
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