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Glenhaven Memorial Chapel

1835 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Dennis Lloyd Easter

January 16, 1958August 28, 2020

Mr. Dennis Lloyd Easter was born on January 16, 1958 in Selkirk, Manitoba and passed away on August 28, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 62 years. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Easter family. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Phone 604-255-5444.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Easter Memorial Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

Dennis Lloyd Easter

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Char Leon

September 17, 2020

Boozhoo Indinawemaaganidog "Hello all my relatives", Neezwaching Mshkogobwio, "Seven Times Standing Strong", Dennis was a dear uncle to me in so many ways. I looked up to him as a mentor, big brother and elder. He had so much knowledge and laughter to share. I have so many memories of my uncle growing up as a child right up to just yesterday. We traveled together too many places, including educational institutes, powwows, sun dances, elders conferences, and family gatherings. A special memory of myself and my daughter we cherished was when we met up with him in NewZealand at the WIPCE, world indigenous education conference. This was a special time for all of us. We all know education is a great tool to have in this life, especially indigenous education. Dennis was a warrior and leader of Indigenous education. I had the opportunity to read his thesis "Tracing: An Urban/Rural Aboriginal Health and Educational Transitional Program - Teaching Respect for Aboriginal Cultural and Indigenous Nations Governance Systems, " A Relationship to the place we lived and we live." in length. The aims therefore, of this thesis: Is to outline in a manner; not only the education issues, but, laws and health, as well as, historical issues that are complex in scope. It is our hope that the work and thesis will be published either by myself or a friend of Dennis's and the educational pursuits will continue on. Makwa is a powerful spiritual being among the Anishnaabeg. Their spirits have special protective relationships with our people. Gininawedimin, we are all related. Mino-bimaadizi, he led a good life. In appreciation of your love and support. Giga-waabamin, I shall see you again.
Dennis is in a good place with our relatives. Miigwetch to all who loved, shared and cared for my uncle Dennis. I will miss him dearly, big hugs.

tamara wojdylo

September 15, 2020

Dennis was the first elder we met in our Sun Dance family. He joined us for the drive to Fountain Valley. One of the best memories of the drive was on Duffy Lake road, he asked if we could pull over to pick some medicine? Uncle Dennis won over my son and his friend, both 9 years old, when he pulled out a machete to harvest some yarrow. It was great fun, crossing a small stream for a lesson in ethnobotany while also sharing why we offer tobacco when picking plants.

May the Creator watch over Dennis' family and friends, please keep them safe,

Randi Easter-Gage

September 14, 2020

Dennis Lloyd Easter
Neezwáching Mshkogóbwio
Son of Mary Smith-Easter, husband of Randi Easter-Gage,
Elder to many and a Friend to All, we will all miss you.

Thank You Janet for loving and caring for Dennis for the past five years. I know he cared deeply for you as best he could. Calvin, your brother came to Vancouver care for you and help you not be alone in the big city, he has always felt he had to care for you.
To the very special brother, Dennis was always so proud of what you accomplished in your life. He told me about the day you acknowledged him as your brother at a presentation you had given in Vancouver. Those few words he held close to his heart from that day forward. All he ever wanted was for you to be proud of him as your brother, Thank You for giving him that dream.
To the many nieces and nephews he loved you all, but there was a special niece and a special nephew that I swore to never tell they were his Special Ones.
Dennis had friends across the world, from Canada to America to Central America, New Zealand and Australia, he could remember every name and place and happy moment spent there. Dennis was a big man in stature, soul and his traditional faith. He was gentle spoken, yet a force to be reckoned with when he had to be. He walked slowly, he loved deeply and he was a man of tradition. I will miss him, miss our arguments and our laughs, our shared joys and sorrows, but mostly I will miss his “Yes Hello this is Dennis” he always started is calls with.
RIP Dennis your work is done here

Tanis Grimolfson

September 10, 2020

Dennis, so glad we got to meet you as you
definitely impacted our lives in a good way!
You will truly be missed and your time here was too short.
Rest in peace my dear friend ❤️🙏🏼
Tanis

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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