Dennis had a short, but acute illness and passed away in hospital, peacefully with his family around him, avoiding a care home or a wheelchair which had always been his wish. The family would like to pay testament to the dedication, commitment and care shown by all the Doctors, Nurses and care staff at James Cook University Hospital, who were exemplary in their efforts.
At age 49, having served for 27 years predominantly as a tanker driver, Dennis was made redundant when ICI Wilton’s transport division was closed down and he took the incredibly brave step of re-mortgaging his family home and starting his own business. With no previous business experience, his determination, drive and passion was infectious and led to our success. Dennis fostered lasting relationships and friendships with many customers and suppliers, without whom we would not be here. He was always extremely proud of the business, the drivers, fitters and staff and remained so to this day. After 11 years of running the business, Dennis retired on his 60th birthday, enjoying travel, golf with his mates and time spent with his wife Jean, as well as the special time they enjoyed together with their grandchildren.
For those of us who knew Dennis, he will be sorely missed, fondly remembered and never forgotten. May he rest in peace.