Dennis Joseph ‘Denny’ Nelligan

December 11, 1932 – June 15, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Denny Nelligan, June 15th, 2021, at the age of 88.
Denny was born in Blue River, British Columbia December 11th, 1932, to his parents Eileen and Ted Nelligan. Denny was raised in Creston where he met the love of his life of 68 years Patricia Nelligan. Denny and Pat later moved to Cranbrook where they raised their 5 children, and where they remained.
Denny was passionate about his Career with the Cranbrook Fire Department, retiring as a lieutenant after 32 years. Denny also spent many years driving for the BC Ambulance services.
Denny enjoyed and excelled in many sports, loved traveling, and enjoyed sitting on his deck enjoying the small things in life – but most importantly came his family. Denny’s greatest joy was his family, his brilliant smile would light up any room when surrounded by his kids and grandkids.
Denny was predeceased by his mother Eileen, his father Ted, brothers Doug and Reg, grandson Bradey and great grandson Keagan.
Denny is survived by his loving wife Pat, his brothers Keith and Pat, sister Anita and his children Dennis (Barb), Matt (Linda), Paul (Connie), Tammy (Todd) and Peter (Sandra), 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made on his behalf to the heart and stroke foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/ or the B.C. Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund. https://burnfund.org/.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 26th, 2021, at 2 pm, available via Livestream please go on to www.mcphersonfh.com and click on LIVE SERVICES at the top.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
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