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Dennis Martin Stapleton


Radioman, RCN


Born: 29 Jun 1934          Died: 12 Feb 2019


STAPLETON, Dennis Martin - Passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, February 12th with his loving wife of 55 years and family by his side. Husband to Lorraine Stapleton (nee Powlik), father to Vanessa Stapleton-Schlesiger, (Wolf Schlesiger) and the late Roxanne Stapleton. Brother to Robert McBean, Doug MacBean, Marilyn Jones, Helen MacBean (Jim Speirs) and Joseph MacBean. Brother in-law to Edie McBean, and Gerald and Lynne Powlik of Langley, British Columbia. Predeceased by brother Russell McBean, sister-in-law Tracey Tung, and brothers-in-law Russell Jones and Roger Powlik of Calgary, Alberta. Dennis was a devoted husband, dedicated father, supportive brother and friend. A navy veteran, intelligence officer, proud loyalist and a diehard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Native of Toronto and resident of British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Carleton Place, India and Greece. Dennis retired to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario where he and his wife Lorraine operated a Bed and Breakfast. A celebration of life will be held in Niagara on the Lake at the Oban Inn, 160 Front St., on Saturday, June 22nd from 1-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Friends of the Haida (Hamilton, Ontario), Friends of Fort George (Niagara on the Lake, Ontario) or to the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation.


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