Dennis George COPPARD

1923 ~ 2014


Passed away suddenly Feb. 12, 2014. Born in 1923 in London, England, Dennis emigrated to Canada in 1953 after serving in the RAF during the war. He worked as an accountant in the mining and oil and gas industries across northern Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C., before settling in Williams Lake with wife Maureen and their four children. He and Maureen retired to Sidney in 1988, and Dennis became a long-serving volunteer with the Peninsula Community Association, helping people with their taxes, taking Alzheimer’s patients walking and driving people to medical appointments. He was also a stalwart member of the local hiking group. A self-described curmudgeon with a quick wit, Dennis lived life on his own terms and stayed stubbornly independent until the end. Dennis was sadly predeceased by Maureen in 1996, and his eldest son, John, in 2012. He leaves his children, Pat (Mark), Paul (Andrea) and David (Rita), along with grandchildren Aidan, Alex, Elly, Cate, Alexei and Sophia. A memorial is set for March 1. For details, please contact by email patcoppard@gmail.com