Rachel V. Dennis (née Drake) passed away peacefully in to the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Saviour on February 21, 2015.
She was born in Portland, Oregon, on September 28, 1921. Rachel is survived by her son Jerry (Margaret) of Sandy Lake, Manitoba, grandchildren Jennifer Dennis (Paul) of Kingston, Ontario, Jamie Dennis (Shawn) of Syracuse, New York and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Sherman Drake and niece Janice Cannarile of Washington, nephews Wayne and Wynn Klein and nieces Wendy, Wanda and Willa of Oregon.
Rachel moved to Brandon, Manitoba, in 2009, when her son and daughter-in-law relocated there. She resided at Victoria Landing Retirement Residence and later, Fairview Home. She enjoyed Victoria Landing, having her own suite. In keeping with her easy going personality, she thought both were great places to live. Rachel and her husband Les moved to Revelstoke from Oregon in 1969. They enjoyed many years together before Dad’s passing in 2008. Mom’s favourite activities were hunting and fishing trips, having grandchildren over, visiting friends and playing cards, especially cribbage. She did a lot of canning and cooking. There was always room at the table for one more. She never met anyone she didn’t like.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Revelstoke. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke, along with her husband Les’ ashes. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rachel may be made to the Revelstoke Humane Society, Box 340, Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694, in conjunction with Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.