Obituary of Dennis Brian Foss
Dennis Brian Foss
(August 3, 1954 - January 12, 2020)
Dennis Brian Foss was born in Camrose, Alberta on August 3, 1954 and passed away in his hometown of Killam, Alberta on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Dennis married the love of his life Cindy Wagner in Round Hill, Alberta on July 27, 1974, where they settled and began raising three children, Christopher, Cameron and Candiss. In 1987 the family moved to Killam and then onto Edson in 2004. During Cindy’s 15-year battle with cancer Dennis fought by her side, until the spring of 2009, when she lost her very courageous battle.
Dennis’s drive to better himself and provide for his family pushed him to progress through the oil and gas industry from his early days as a welder in Fort McMurray to owning his own consulting business. Recently Dennis was extremely proud and excited to be working with his brother Harvey and nephews Darrin Staal and Trevor Sutherland.
Dennis combined his two biggest passions, being a grandfather and an avid fisherman, by often taking Caleb and Harlan to the Forestburg damn and making the trip to BC to join Carter and Liam on the water. He also fought a never ending addiction to renovating houses. Every year Dennis looked forward to the Huntington’s Golf Tournament where he was able to spend time with all of the family and took great pleasure in the bidding wars during the auction.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons Chris (Amy), Cameron (Kelly); daughter Candiss (Mike); stepfather-in-law Chuck Davis; grandmother-in-law Mary Wagner; sisters Georgina (Joe) Orcheski and Eileen Staal; brothers Arnold (Ria), Ken, Harvey (Doreen); grandchildren Alex McRae, Faith Kampen, Carter and Liam Foss and Caleb and Harlan Gerrish; and great-granddaughter Emma Westrop.
He was predeceased by his wife Cindy Foss; parents George and Grace Foss; father and mother-in-law Johnnie Wagner and Donna Davis; sisters Joyce Sutherland and Kathy Campbell; brother Marvin Foss; sister-in-law Barb Foss, brothers-in-law Mike Staal and Doug Sutherland.
Dennis will be remembered as a fierce friend, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother. He was an extremely generous and selfless man.
A Prayer Service was held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the Burgar Memorial Chapel 4817 - 51 Avenue, Camrose.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4810 - 50th Street Camrose. Interment has taken place in the Bosman's Memorial Garden, Round Hill, Alberta.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Dennis's memory may be made to the Huntington's Society of Canada or to the Cross Cancer Institute or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.