February 14, 1944 ~ March 12, 2017
Denis Carrier passed away peacefully with family by his side at 73 years old on March 12, 2017. He was born in Carrot River, Saskatchewan on February 14, 1944.
His parents Alphonse and Marie Carrier, and his brother Jules predeceased Denis. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Karen. He is also survived by his sister Paulette (Frank) and brother Laurier (Jewel).
A proud family man, Denis and Karen raised four children, Mark (Kari), Brett (Heather), Michelle (Curtis), and Shane (Alison). His ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family will miss Denis dearly. Denis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all.
Denis was a strong proud man throughout his life. He began his career hauling gravel for Rowat Trucking, but his true passion was in timber. Denis hauled logs for thirty-five years as an owner-operator to West Fraser. He hauled throughout the Cariboo-Chilcotin and the Stewart area. Throughout this time, he trained many men to drive truck. Some of those men just happened to be Denis’ sons and training them were some of his proudest moments as hauling logs is a legacy in the Carrier family. Denis’ daughter is also connected to this trucking legacy working for Western Star, where he bought many parts for his trucks.
In his later years, Denis had many hobbies and creativity was rooted in all. He was an avid sketcher and painter when he first retired. Later on, he spent many hours in “Grandpa’s Workshop” woodworking on chests or renovating for friends. As his hobbies evolved, he spent time playing guitar, gardening, and building and collecting hobby trains.
Denis loved his family and was proud of them all. He left this world peacefully surrounded by family; his last words were that he was happy.
Cheers to you Dad,
This beer is for you.
It was in his wishes that there will be no service. Special thank you to Dr. Magnuson and the many nurses for their kindness, compassion, and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Cancer Society.