January 14, 1951 - June 4, 2023
Dennis Smith of Carman, Manitoba passed away peacefully on June 4, 2023. After many years of managing his health, his heart failure ended up to be too much to continue on for him. Dennis grew up on the family farm in Beaver, MB and went to school in McGregor. He created a life for himself in Portage La Prairie working for the Department of Agriculture, in which he retired in 2008. Dennis married Marilyn Perrin in June of 1991 in Russell MB making him an instant father for Matthew and Abby Douglas. They moved to Carman and have made many friends over the years through curling, golf, camping at Stephenfield Lake Resort, and being active in the community. He was able to say his goodbye’s to many of his friends and family. He is preceded in death by his Mother, Jennie, Father Maurice, Step-Mother Mary and his brother Donald. Dennis leaves behind his wife Marilyn, sister Sharon Millard of Peterborough O, son Matthew Douglas (Jen, Chelsea, Taryn and Jasmine), daughter Abby Wallin (Mike), grandchildren Blake and Kyler Wallin. Nieces Jennie Allen and Kristi Perrin, and nephews Ryan Millard, Mike Perrin, Dan Perrin and Nathan Langford.
Dennis was the longest living kidney transplant recipient of 47 years and was grateful to his loving sister Sharon for the gift of life. In death, Dennis paid it forward by donating to the Tissue Bank. We would like to thank all the medical staff over the years for his care - Dr. Mike Omchinski of Portage and Dr. David Rush of the Manitoba Transplant Clinic. Please consider the gift of life and sign a donor card.