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Denis Henry Hosking

February 13, 1949January 2, 2021

Denis Henry Hosking was born on February 13, 1949 and passed away on January 2, 2021 and is under the care of Thomson Funeral Home.

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Desmond Leen

January 10, 2021

What a wonderful man
One of the best people I ever knew
Very sad his passing
May he rest in peace
Condolences to Dee
Des & Elizabeth

fred mensink

January 9, 2021

Denis was a fellow resident and colleague during my education in Winnipeg. He was a rare one indeed. Cheerful with a ready smile and quip-even at 2:00 in the morning in the ER. He was the only guy I would let touch me down "there", urologically, so to speak. He was a bright sparkling light and will be missed by family, friends and his patients.

Susan Menzies

January 6, 2021

Dee and family. I am sending my deepest condolences on the Passing of Denis. I only met you both a few times when visiting Heather and Wayne in Winnipeg but I know how much they valued your friendship. Draw strength from friends, even virtually.

Susan Menzies

Hoo Yin Wong

January 5, 2021

Dear Mrs. Hosking and Family,

So sad to hear of Denis’ passing. Darcy and I pass on our sincere condolences.

Denis had such a huge impact on both our careers. He hired Darcy from the O.R. to start the lithotripsy program in Manitoba. That jump started her career and gave her endless possibilities both in Canada and the U.S. He was also instrumental in rescuing me from general surgery, not only to becoming a urologist, but modeling my career after his. He was THE professor I looked up to the most.

We both admired him not only as a great physician and teacher, but also as a compassionate and caring human being.

He will be missed dearly.


Hoo Yin and Darcy Wong

Meridel Smith

January 5, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Dee and Family on your loss. As sad as this news is I can never think of Dr. Hosking and not crack a smile—such unequaled wit and character. I can still see his Cheshire Cat grin, as he asked me my final interview question “Do you like dogs?”…”Oh, a terrier person, you’re hired.” One of the most brilliant people I’ve known, with such an exceptional memory. On a consult, he could remember names of patients he’d seen only once, and tell you the year he saw them. Yet, he was so down-to-earth, which made every staff member comfortable and feeling appreciated and trusted. He was a story-teller and they were always hilarious stories. I will never forget you or your bewilderment at the temporary transcriptionists typing “kidney stein” in your letters. Oh, Dr. Hosking, you were a great leader and made working in Urology fun—every day. As you reminded me on several occasions, you were much “more than a pretty face.”

Kendal Hembroff

January 5, 2021

My condolences to you - Dee, Nolan and Michelle. My heart goes out to you all and I have been thinking of you this past week. You have been through many ups and downs since his diagnosis. Please let me know if I can help.

Tracy Forsyth

January 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to Dee and your family. Dr. H not only was a wonderful surgeon, but was a brilliant and kind individual. I have so many fond memories working for him and his comments of "making a half day of it" and encouraging everyone to have fun at our staff holiday parties. Such a good man and he will be missed dearly.

Jeannine Meyer

January 5, 2021

Dr Hosking was an excellent Doctor, teacher, mentor. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Tracey Vandaele

January 5, 2021

Dee and family, I am so very sad to hear the passing of Dr. H., he was such a great man and I really loved working for him and Dee. I hope you hold all your wonderful memories close to your heart and they will be right with you always. Sincerely, Mark and Tracey Vandaele