Dennis Martin Schatkoske 1951 — 2019

Dennis Martin Schatkoske

We are shocked, saddened and mourn the sudden passing of Dennis, on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

He is survived by his loving partner Bonnie Dunn, children Tamara (John) of Pitt Meadows, Jennifer (Marc) of Chilliwack and Michael (Trina) of Calgary, grandchildren Harrison, Hazel, Ramona and Keelan, sisters Sharon (Barry), Darelene (Blair) and Faye (Jerry), and numerous other family members.Dennis will also be missed by Sherry (Dan), Missy (Steve), Cole, Kaylea and Rylee.

Dennis enjoyed keeping busy with home projects, boating at Shuswap lake, travelling to Mexico, and staying active golfing and playing pickleball.  He was a thoughtful, loving father and grandfather, making sure he spent time with all his children and grandchildren.  He was lucky to spend lots of time with his three beloved sisters in both Mexico and Canada.  Dennis was fortunate to have life long friends that loved and supported him including his close friend Wayne who kept him honest on the golf course.  He and his partner Bonnie put in numerous summers at Shuswap Lake transforming a property to a beautiful vacation destination for their children and grandchildren.  Bonnie’s children Missy and Sherry and their families frequently visited the lake filling their weekends with love.  They welcomed friends and family to their places in Mexico and Shuswap.

Dennis was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed.

Memorial donations may be made in Dennis’ name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. The Celebration of Life for Dennis will be announced at a later date.

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6 Tributes

  1. Jim Coulter
    Posted October 30, 2019 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Dennis was like a brother to me for 50 years. To say he will be missed does not come close to describing the void this has left in my heart. He was a decent, honest and loving man with a unique and sharp sense of humour.
    He never forgot his friends and he cherished his family more than anything else.
    I share in their grief. My thoughts are also with Bonnie and her family.
    Rest in peace, my friend.

  2. EElisa
    Posted October 31, 2019 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I am so saddened to learn of Dennis’ passing. He was also so full of life and I will remember him on the sidelines of our soccer games cheering us on. Lots of love to the Schatkoske family.

  3. Shirley Coulter
    Posted November 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I am still shocked by the news of Dennis. Want the entire family to know how much he meant to all of us and how much he will be missed. Too many memories to share here but my times with him will never be forgotten.

    RIP Dennis

  4. Bonnie Dunn
    Posted November 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Jim, I am so glad we had those days at the Shuswap with you this summer. Bonnie

  5. Margaret Thompson
    Posted November 19, 2019 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Dennis was a part of our Telus family, part of the HOG family, he was always full of life, sunshine and happiness. I will always remember him for his commitment to myself in 2005 when I was on dialysis at RIH and he would pick me up as the Handy Dart did not run after 5. Rest in peace, golf, pickleball all you want now. Never forgotten

  6. Chris Bennett
    Posted April 18, 2022 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Dennis is a special friend to me he’s smile just lightness the room

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