Dennis Howard Lank
May 20, 1939 – November 16, 2015
Dennis passed away peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre on November 16, 2015. Dennis was married to Emily in 1959 in the small Ukrainian community of Vegreville. He is survived by his wife of 56 year, Emily; children Kelly (John) Bell, Lorri (Dave) Heslip, and Jim (Traci) Lank; grandchildren Kelsey, Amy, Ryan, and Corrina (Levi); and first great-granddaughter Freya. Dennis also leaves behind two sisters, two brothers, and numerous family members. Dennis’ most memorable times was when he was in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a certified Air Frame Mechanic and travelled across Canada with the Snow Birds Aerobatic Team. As a sports enthusiast, he played fast ball with the Army-Navy Vets, lightweight boxing, and played hockey as a goalie in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan while in the Air Force. Dennis was an avid antique collector and salesman. Pride was shown when re-finishing furniture and old stoves. Dennis never passed a dog without saying “hello” and giving it a little scratch and pat. They always knew he cared. His love for animals stemmed into the Harness Horse Business and raced in the “A” Circuit in Western Canada. He was a man of few words but carried his messages with great wisdom. Dennis always liked a good road-trip as he would often show up on your door step at any given time. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Ponoka. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Palliative Care Unit at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre, 5800-57 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1P1. The family would like to thank Dr. Bunting, Dr. Joe, Lisa and all the staff involved in the exceptional care and compassion to our father. The respect shown to our family was greatly appreciated, and did not go unnoticed. – The Denny Link Family. To express condolences to Dennis’ family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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