First Memorial Funeral Services Burkeview Chapel

1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC


Denise Marie Washington

August 27, 1962August 18, 2019

With the heaviest of hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Denise Marie. Born in New Westminster to Silas (2011) and Bertha (2018) Washington, Denise is survived by her loving husband Kameran Ahmad, cherished daughter Rihana, siblings Elaine, Brenda (Ron), Sherry (Noah), Dean (Brenda), Mark (Joanne), many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and Kam’s 10 siblings and their spouses. Good-natured, loving and thoughtful from the moment she was born, Denise was a genuine person always interested and supportive of family and friends. After graduating from high school in Port Coquitlam BC, her love of travel took her on many adventures around the world. In her younger years she lived in Hawaii, Toronto and Montreal where she received a degree in English Literature at Concordia University before settling back in the Lower Mainland becoming an ESL teacher. A devoted wife and mother that made family her top priority. Denise's sudden passing while traveling in Stockholm, Sweden leaves us devastated, but we can find some comfort in knowing she was doing something she loved with the ones she loved. Service Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:00pm, at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, B.C.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Denise Marie Washington

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Tiffany Bayne

September 8, 2019

Denise was a respected colleague and friend. She will be greatly missed by staff and students alike. Ill always remember her smile, laugh and caIning presence. She lived life to the fullest. Something everyone should aspire to.

Pam Boisvert

September 6, 2019

I always remember Denise as a very special girl and then into a loving woman. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Love from Pam and Maurice

Shelley MacDonald-Lin

September 4, 2019

Denise will be greatly missed. She was a kind, compassionate person and an excellent teacher. Denise was highly esteemed by her colleagues and her students. I will miss her smile and her gentle laughter and the stories that we swapped in the teacher prep room. My heartfelt condolences to her beloved family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Laurie Scott

September 3, 2019

Nothing could fill the void that is left without your presence Denise. The memories of your beautiful smile, the chuckle when you laughed and the gentle sound of your voice when you spoke only touch on a few of the special qualities you brought to this life. The memory of you and Lyle’s first date to your elementary school dance is one of my favourite. That smile was so cute. I pray that your wonderful family will find a way to get through this hard time by wrapping themselves in the love you spread so freely while you were here. Love to you all Laurie

Mark Batt

September 2, 2019

Denise was a treasured colleague who always put the needs of others before her own. She was a delight to work with and was someone whose love of teaching and empathy for her students was always evident. Denise was looked up to by many and will be greatly missed.

Peter Rodgers

September 1, 2019

Dear family,
My wife Cristina and I send our sincere sympathy to you at this time for your sudden and painful loss.
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers.May you all receive the comfort and love of the Lord.

Peter and Cristina Rodgers.

Carol Peterson

September 1, 2019

Denise you were the kindest, most genuine friend ever... I will never forget you ❤️

Paul Newton

August 30, 2019

My wife and I were very shocked and saddened to hear of Denise's passing. She was a wonderful, generous, and kind person, always with a smile on her face.

Those qualities are reflected in her family as well and we offer our condolences and support at this very difficult time.

Valerie Kakurai

August 29, 2019

I was so very sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. She is a treasured colleague and friend, loved by students and staff alike. Denise was a truly lovely person and we will all miss her very much. My deepest condolences to Denise’s family and friends.