The family announces with sorrow his passing in Wahnapitae on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at the age of 59 years. Beloved husband of Anne (née Pelland) Dechaine of Wahnapitae. Cherished son of Rita (née Lachance) Dechaine of Sudbury and the late Alphonse Dechaine. Loving father of Yves (Shanna), Angèle Perrier (Jean-Paul) both of Coniston, Luc and Daniel (Jaime Thurston) both of Sudbury. Dear brother of Gerald “Gerry” (Liette), Iona McRae both of Sudbury and Ron Thompson of Mauï, Hawaii. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Dominic, Sébastien, Rigby, Darian, Donald Joseph, Mathieu, Hailey and Liam. In keeping with Dennis’ wishes, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci Church, Coniston. Donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.