Mr. Dennis Victor Ratcliffe

30 June, 19295 October, 2021

Dennis Victor Ratcliffe June 30, 1929 – October 05, 2021

Dennis passed away suddenly at the age of 92 with his family at his side. Predeceased by his wife Betty and his son David. Lovingly remembered by his son Dennis Jr (Marlene), Daughter in-law Beverley Ratcliffe. Grandchildren; Christopher, Jennifer, Chad, Jeffrey, and Alexis. Great Grand Children; Bailey, Chance, Tanner, Percy, Brody, Cameron, and Finley. Sister Judy Clack (Alan), Sister-in-law Jean Reese (Wayne), Sister-in-Law Anne Winston and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dennis was actively involved with the Shriners for over 60 years. Early on a member of the Provost Corps and Jesters Club and later in life, an active member of Blue Mountain Lodge and the Drum and Bugle Corps.

Dennis emigrated to Canada with his wife and son in 1947 and started a new life for his family. A successful businessman, Dennis’s contracting firm Ratcliffe and Sons, built numerous arenas, schools, apartments, and countless other public buildings throughout the lower mainland.

A True British Gentleman, who’s kindness, integrity, and values will live on through his Family who miss him dearly and will be remembered in their hearts for a lifetime.

A Donation in honor of Dennis may be made to the Shriners of BC & Yukon Child services Society. A charity close to his heart.

It was a promise, darling! Of the things that fate had willed for me, A good life.

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Sue Hemsworth

12 October 2021

I had the privilege of meeting Dennis and Betty September 1980 after my marriage to Dan Hemsworth.
We had many happy outings with the Shrine Provost Corps, the Jesters, and the Shrine Yacht Club.
Dennis was one heck of a deck hand on Pela Costa, good at horseshoes, and the blind folded dingy races.
Dennis was always a good sport and always the English Gentleman,
he is missed.
Sue Hemsworth

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12 October 2021


Dorothy Geib

10 October 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. He was a gentleman and a wonderful kind boss during the years that I was fortunate to have worked for him at the office of Ratcliffe & Son's Construction Company. My heart goes out to his family, may he rest in peace.
Dorothy Geib
Keremeos, B.C.

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