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Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON

OBITUARY

Dennis Foster

December 7, 1933August 4, 2019
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Peacefully, at the Brantford General Hospital on August 4, 2019 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Poole). Loving father of Marilyn (Kenny) Campbell. Predeceased by siblings Tom and Suzanne Worthington. Dennis was the principle at Graham Bell School and at Glenn Morris School and taught for 35 years in the elementary panel. He was an active and faithful member at First Baptist Church. Dennis enjoyed singing with his beautiful tenor voice, gardening and travelling. The family will receive friends at the “THORPE BROTHERS’ FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL”, 96 West St. on Tuesday, August 13th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 70 West St., on Wednesday, August 14th at 11am. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to First Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Society of Brant would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Heather Martin

August 14, 2019

I have wonderful memories of Mr. Foster! As a friend of his daughter, Marilyn, I was often at their home. They took me to Florida for the first time when we were teenagers and we had a great time. We had a lot of fun earning the money for the trip... a spill of green paint when a wasp bite was received, a fresh coat of stain on the pool fence... the sorts of things one remembers with a smile. Mr. Foster was a good man and an encourager with a sense of humour.
To the family, I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could be there today to say so in person. My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you say goodbye, for now, and as you navigate your life journey, missing such an important part of who you are.
Let your memories flood the sorrow and settle anew where the hole is found in your heart.

Mark Ireland

August 10, 2019

Sincere condolences to Mr. Fosters family. He was one of my teachers in the 1960's. I admired his methods and passion for teaching. It was very obvious that he loved his job and he was one of the best at it. He will be sadly missed.

Sandy Winn

August 9, 2019

So sorry for your Loss
I had Mr. Foster for my Tech teacher in grade 8 at Bellview School,
I was the only girl in the class he inspired me to follow my dreams. I went on to high school to take in as many Machine shop and other non traditional(for women) classes back in those years the principal at the school was a little reluctant about me being in the classes but it all worked out .I had bumped into Dennis at the Paris fair amateur wine maker judging, He remembered me right away, He is a special person that loved and cared about teaching and showed genuine love for his job. I am sure he will be truly missed by many.RIP Dennis
Sandy Winn

Ruth Cameron Henricks

August 9, 2019

My sincere sympathy in the loss of Dennis. No recent memory, but I remember family reunions in the years gone by. Ruth Cameron Henricks

Jean Porteous

August 8, 2019

Joan please accept my sincere concolences for the death of Dennis. We can share many fond memories during our years of travel with RTO. You both loved travelling and we who shared these trips remember what you both did to make everything so enjoyable.Dennis has left many years of memories for you but also for so many of us. He was a generous human being who made retirement and being a teacher a privilege. Bless you in this difficult time. Will be thinking of you. Sincerely Jean Porteous

Angela Duncan (Walker)

August 8, 2019

I attended Glen Morris P.S. when Mr. Foster was a principal there. Grade 8. A difficult year for me but Mr. Foster gave me some sound advice. That's what a Great teacher does!
"Mr. Foster...I have never forgotten what you told me!" R.I.P.
My condolences to your family.

Keith Gloster

August 8, 2019

Joan-
My sincerest condolences !

I think the world of you both - and I was shocked and saddened by today's newspaper announcement.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time -
Sincerely

Keith

Janet Franklin

August 8, 2019

I never met Mr. Foster, but he had a profound affect on my life. Marilyn and I attended B.C.I. at the same time and since our names followed each other alphabetically, our lockers were side by side. Marilyn had a little shelf in her locker that allowed her to put her boots underneath and her books on top. I asked where she got it and she said her father made it.

Later that week, she showed up with a second shelf that her father had made for me. In early high school, you are at an impressionable age and this was my first real experience with a random act of kindness. It made me understand the effect a stranger can have on other people’s lives.

I still have that little shelf. It fits in all sorts of small, hard-to-reach places. Every time I move it, I think of that time years ago.

I wish the family peace and comfort at this hard time.

Janet Franklin

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