The family announces with sorrow his passing at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at the age of 56 years. Beloved husband of Gisèle Chrétien (née Lefebvre) of Hanmer. Loving father of Joël Chrétien (Jennifer) and Brianne Chrétien. Dear son of Viola (née Beaudry) and the late Armand Chrétien. Dear brother of Paul Chrétien (Lynne) and Nicole Shamess (Tracy). Sadly missed by his granddaughter Abigail Chrétien. Denis has left us with many memories that will be cherished forever. His good character and the kindness of his heart won the affection of his loving family and all who knew him. Thank you Denis for sharing all those great moments with us. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd E, Sudbury, on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation or the Maison Vale Hospice would be greatly appreciated.