web_Lesperance, DenisDenny entered the Kingdom of our Lord peacefully, at Hospice Windsor, on August 16, 2014 at the age of 78, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Loving husband and soul mate of Ruth Elizabeth (nee Rowe), married 57 years. Dearest father of Roderick Jay, Jennifer Elizabeth (Marc Gaudette) and Renee Angelique (Mark Petryna). Cherished Poppy of Ariane Angelique Lesperance-Petryna. Pre-deceased by his brothers, Joseph Jr. (Joe) Lesperance (2010) and Alan (Al) Lesperance (2012). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Dear brother-in-law of Joan Rowe Vannatto, Mary Lou Rowe and Reverend Thora Wade Rowe. Denny was employed by the Greater Essex County District School Board for 38 years and retired as Supervisor of Custodial Services, of the public elementary and secondary schools. He had a passion for music and played the drums at a few of the local establishments in the 60’s and 70’s. He worked part-time at Brewers Retail (The Beer Store) for many years. Denny was a true and proud family man and was happiest when surrounded by his loved ones. He thoroughly loved watching his adored granddaughter, Ariane (the little one) growing up. Denny enjoyed vacationing twice a year with his family in Naples, Florida where his time was spent walking the beach and gathering shells with his family. Denny suffered quietly and never complained or questioned his lot in life. The family draws strength and courage through his example. He loved the Lord and had a great compassion for all of God’s animals. Denny was shown exceptional care and compassion at Hospice Windsor during his final journey of life. Denny will always be remembered by his family as a brave man who endured his many physical afflictions with grace and dignity when faced with adversity. A celebration of Denny’s life was held and a private family memorial service was officiated by Reverend Tom Carman from St. Aidan’s Anglican Church. Denny was a former member of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen. In memory of Denny’s life donations greatly accepted to Humane Society, Essex County and Hospice Windsor. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca


“For the proud will be humbled, but the humble will be honoured.” Luke: 18:14

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