DENNETT, Winifred Marion
1919 − 2018 Surrounded by her children Wynn, age 99 passed away peacefully on September 30, 2018 at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, B.C. Born in Skagway, Alaska on August 09, 1919 to parents Eric and Mary (Paterson) Telfer. Predeceased by infant brother Bruce, her parents, husband Charles (Chuck) Dennett, daughter Nancy. She is survived by her loving children Patrick (Judy), Ron, Jack (Pam), and Lola (Byron), grandchildren Krista, Ryan, Michaela, Byron, Ashley, Brendon, and 6 great−grandchildren. Together with her parents Wynn moved to Ladner, B.C. at age 5. As a child she discovered a love for drawing and art. During WWII Wynn enlisted in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. She married husband Charles Dennett in May 1946. They moved to Abbotsford, B.C. in 1951 and raised their family there. Wynn earned a diploma of Fine Arts from Fraser Valley College. In 1978 she and Chuck moved to Tsawwassen, B.C. She was an early member of the South Delta Artists Guild and was a celebrated life−long member who was keenly involved with her painting groups. "Wynn is our inspiration: she was always ahead of us showing us how to live life to the fullest in a way that belied her years. She was resolute, determined, kind, feisty and humble."Wynn leaves a notable legacy, with many achievements as painter, original hooked rug artisan, genealogy researcher, and inspiration and mentor to friends, fellow artists and especially family.
A service to celebrate Wynn’s life is planned for November 25, 2018 at the Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive Delta, B.C. from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In lieu of flowers Memorials in Wynn’s name may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Society.