It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Henry Roy Dennis, 87, of John’s Beach, NL at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. Roy is survived by his wife of 57 years Myra Dennis (nee Stuckless), his children Glenn (Yvonne), Sandra (Mike), Mark (Glenys), Joanne, Lorrie (Rick) and Bill (Carrie); his only sister Rhoda Mitchell, 13 Grandchildren (Justin, Alexandra, Nicholas, Adam, Amanda, Robert, Ashley, Grace, Olivia, Noah, Owen, Benjamin, and Ava), and 3 Great Grandchildren (Lilly, Avaline, and Annabelle), and a large extended family including many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Joseph and his mother Jessie. Visitation to be held at Fillatre’s Funeral Home in Curling at 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, May 15th. The funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 2:00 pm at St. Ambrose Anglican Church in John’s Beach, officiated by Rev. Effie Organ.
Roy was an accomplished fisherman, carpenter and sawyer. He was also a master dory builder and his dories can be found all around the Bay of Islands and in many parts of the country. His work has been presented in many articles and has been featured at the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Special thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Western Memorial Regional Hospital and to the love and support from his large circle of family and friends. Flowers graciously accepted or a donation can be made to a charity of one’s choice.