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Dennis O'Dowd, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Dennis O'Dowd
1945 - 2020

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Dennis O'Dowd

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis O’Dowd of Saint Bruno on April 16, 2020. Born August 22, 1945 in Sillery Qc. He was the son of the late Eleanore Belanger O’Dowd and Raymond O’Dowd. He was the incredible husband of 48 years to Grace Rundle O’Dowd and amazing father to Ryan (JoEve), Brendan (Marie-Pier), Allison (David). The best Grampa to Jacob, Mila, Gabi, Victoria, Eva, and Cruz. Brother to Ellen and Ann O’Dowd and Lawrence (deceased). Brother in law to Lynda & (Gene deceased) Supryka, Anne & John Fair. Uncle to Jeff & Jennifer Baker, Derek & Lisa Supryka and Stephen Richardson as well as many cousins. He leaves behind his dear friends Graham & Stephanie Pilon, Gerry & Flo Hickey, Dr. Suzanne Gagnon Lavoie, Michele & Norm Cherbaka as well as our amazing friends and neighbors in Saint Bruno. Your kindness through Dennis’ sickness will never be forgotten.

Dennis was always a natural comic and loved to make people laugh. He truly succeeded at that and has left an incredible hole in so many friends and family`s lives. Life without him will just not be the same.

Dennis your best buddy Bob is waiting for you with a Cognac in hand. Now you can go back to those 2 hour phone conversations together.

As there will be no funeral at Dennis’ request, a Celebration of Life will be at a later date when we can all be together. Date to be determined.
Donations can be made to the Jeffrey Cherbaka Foundation.

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation for the Jeffrey Michael Cherbaka fund. Online donations can be made at: fondationhmr.ca/en/donate/in- memoriam-donation/

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Messages in memory of Dennis O'Dowd

Betty & Ernie Seeback
May 06, 2020
Dear Grace and family: Dennis will be missed. Working with Grace and Dennis over many years in the garden business was one of the pleasures that both Betty and I had. Dennis was hard working, had a great sense of humour and was an honest man. We enjoyed hearing stories of his family. He was a joy to be around and again, will be missed. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
La famille Pelletier
May 04, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the O'Dowd family. May you rest in peace Mr. O'Dowd. **Great memories of him throughout the football years with our kids.**
Carolyn and George Hine
April 30, 2020
Dear Grace, it is with such sadness that we learned today of Dennis’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Although we have not been in touch for many years, the times we spent together in St-Bruno with you and Dennis and the St-Bruno Barons’ Football Association were some of the happiest times of our lives. We have such fond memories of working on fund raisers and volunteering in the little cantina at the football field together. We had such great laughs, especially with Dennis and George and their wonderful senses of humour! Please pass on our condolences to the rest of your family on our behalf.
Fay Robinson
April 29, 2020
Dear Grace, with deepest sympathy and my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear husband. With love, Fay
Dennis et Carole Levasseur
April 22, 2020
Grace, nous t'offrons nos plus sincères condoléances ainsi qu'à toute ta famille , pour le décès de Dennis. C'était toujours très agréable de parler avec Dennis et se remémorer des souvenirs de Québec.
Jean et Lise Mathieu
April 22, 2020
C'est avec regret que nous venons d'apprendre le décès de Dennis et t'offrons à toi Grace et votre famille nos sincères condoléances. Jean et Lise Mathieu
Madeleine Gargas-Poirier
April 22, 2020
Our condolences go out to you Grace, Ryan, Brendan and Alli for your loss. Dennis was a beautiful human being . We have many fun memories of both of you with the BRUNO BARONS during the '90s Take care, love you all!
Manon et Martin Le Pellée
April 21, 2020
Our deepest condolences to all the family. We lived in St-Bruno for 40 years and we have fond memories of Dennis at hockey games with our son Antoine. What a nice man Dennis was. We always thought you were a great family. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Manon and Martin Le Pellée
Donna McCulloch
April 21, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you, Grace, and your family at this very difficult time. Donna and Dave
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April 21, 2020
C est avec une grande tristesse que nous apprenons le deces de cet homme sympathique ,souriant qui donnait du temps a ses clients et aussi un tres grand vendeur .Un homme d une tres grande personnalité qui va manquer a tous ceux qui l ont connu ..Sincères condoléances...
robert dumouchel
April 21, 2020
quelle triste nouvelle mon ami DENIS LE SALON fIHOQ ne sera jamais plus apreil sans mon A M I a toi son epouse et tes enfants quel lourde perte je fait penser a vous autres dans mes penses et mes prieres. bon courage son ami ROBERT DUMOUCHEL
Jack and Annie
April 20, 2020
Dearest Grace , Our absolute sincerest sympathies for your great loss. Annie and I send all our love and prayers to you and your darlings. I am absolutely certain, that Denis and Bob not only have had a few cognacs , but are already working on some sort of marketing plan to help out the big guy in the sky . What a great life he lived , what a nice man he was . Here's to giving you a great big hug in person and to celebrate his legacy with you all xo
Paul Carphin Et Arianne Parent
April 20, 2020
À Grace et les enfants, mes pensées et celles d'Arianne sont avec vous en ces temps difficiles et nous partageons votre peine en ce moment de deuil. Les péripéties de Dennis et Bob pourront maintenant se poursuivre; j'aurai une pensée et un sourire pour eux quand je regarderai au ciel. Paul Carphin
Anne Nantais
April 20, 2020
Mes pensées sont aves vous. Toute mes sympathies à Grace et les enfants. Je garde un très bon souvenir de Dennis..Mr.Bavarros.. Un homme chaleureux et drôle pour qui sa famille était très importante . Anne ( la soeur de Marie Nantais
Brigitte Palardy
April 20, 2020
Nous sommes très triste d'apprendre cette nouvelle. Nos sincères sympathies à Grace et Allison ainsi qu'à toute la famille. Nos pensées vous accompagne pour traverser cette période difficile. Brigitte, Véronique et Martin
Joelle Chartrand
April 20, 2020
I grew up with the O’Dowds. From Grace’s home daycare to running the famous hot dog stand at the Barons football field, to Gardenia, and years of friendship with Alli. Dennis was always a funny, lighthearted and caring person who loves to make people laugh and feel happy. Take with you all the things that made Dennis, well... Dennis. They live in you! Lots of love you all the family and friends xx
Philippe
April 20, 2020
I didn't see Dennis all that often, but every time was a fun experience. He and Bob and Jerry are a great example of people who formed fulfilling and lasting relationships. That's what I remember of him, someone who understood the value of loyalty and friendship.
Pierre Dupuis
April 20, 2020
Nous avons eu l'occasion de rencontrer les parents de Ryan à quelques reprises et chaque fois nous avons pu apprécier la jovialité, la vitalité et surtout la grande amabilité de Dennis. Son départ hâtif nous attriste. Nos meilleures condoléances à Grace, à notre cher beau-fils Ryan et à tout le clan O'Dowd. Les parents de JoÈve, JoAnne Jacob et Pierre Dupuis
Pauline Ulric and family
April 20, 2020
Dearest Grace, Ryan, Brendan and Allison. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Sending our love.
Ron Pilon
April 19, 2020
Grace. Sad to hear the loss of Dennis your great husband and good friend .Dennis was a man true to his Irish heritage always full of life and stories and willing to engage in conversation that had everyone smiling, grinning or laughter wth his short puns and blessing us with his humuor. was always happy to join Grace & Dennis at Graham & Stephanie's place for some good food wine and fun I truly understand why Graham called Dennis his best friend. we are all blessed to have the precious moments and fond memories in our lives that we can honestly say you are a great couple. Thanks for the memories Dennis will be missed Ron Pilon
Tara Miller, Chris Chatterton, Kyla & Caden
April 19, 2020
My deepest condolences go out to your entire family. I was so sad to hear the news. I’m thinking of all of you at this difficult time and am sending lots of love your way. When I think of Denis I think of how witty, funny, charismatic and kind he was. St-Bruno has lost one of its greats. Xx
Nicole Clavet
April 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to you and your family
Madeleine Gagnon
April 19, 2020
Mes plus sincères sympathies à Grâce cette femme extraordinaire et à toute sa famille et ami(e)s proches .Quel beau message la famille a fait en mémoire de Dennis.
Shawn Borris
April 19, 2020
Our condolences to all the O'Dowd family, your dad was a great humanitarian, his spirit is strong and lives on within us... With lots of love, rest in peace Mr. O'Dowd
Maria & Ian McCormick
April 19, 2020
Our sincere condolences. It has been a long time since we have seen you and Dennis but remember the good times we had.
Sandy Mello (Witwicki)
April 19, 2020
Dearest Grace, Ryan, Brendan and Allison!!! I offer you all my deepest condolences on the loss of Dennis and your Dad!!! He was an amazing, great gentleman and comic. I remember so well the corn roasts you and Dennis used to make. What fun was had!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!! He will be surely missed!!! May he R.I.P.
Paul St-Arnaud
April 19, 2020
So sorry to hear this today, would like to wish my sincere condolences to all of you, especially Grace, Ryan, Brendan and Ali. Denis was a gentleman, a friend to all, and a great guy. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, and Denis will be remembered for all the good he did for his family, friends, community and the young of St Btuno. Thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Paul and family
Mary & Christian Harrisson
April 19, 2020
Thinking of you Grace in this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family.
Yolanda Santiago
April 19, 2020
Dearest Grace, it is with much sadness that I heard the news of your husband’s passing. Although I didn’t really know him I remember fondly what a great husband and loving father and grandfather he was through all the wonderful stories of your family I always looked forward to hearing at knitting. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Audrey Collinson
April 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Carol & Gord Hutton
April 19, 2020
Grace our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless sending Love.
Louise Hélène Brunelle
April 19, 2020
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille et plus particulièrement à Grace. Je pense à toi. Je t’envoie « a bit hug » virtuel.
Gaetan Deschenes
April 18, 2020
C était toujours un plaisir de bavarder avec Dennis, un chic type. Je desire partager mon chagrin avec Grace et toute sa famille.
Lynn Hemsley
April 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Grace and family.We have so many good memories of get togethers after school when the kids were young. Dennis was such a comic, and always kept us laughing. Especially Michael Jackson’s song Billie Jean.. I always think of Dennis when it is played.
Mary Lou and Lorne Ingram
April 18, 2020
Hello Grace - I just received the sad news of your husband’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences as you and your family go through this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Lou and Lorne

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