Dennis Warren Anscombe passed away on Monday, May 8, 2006 at the age of 91 years old with his loving family at his side.
Dennis was born January 20, 1915 in Carbon, AB and later resided in Calgary. Having served with the 15th Canadian Light Horse for a number of years, Dennis enlisted in the Canadian Active Service Force in January 1940 as a Sergeant Instructor (Infantry and M.G.) at the Canadian Infantry Training Centre (Currie Barracks) in the training of reinforcements for the Calgary Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders and the Edmonton Regiment. He was transferred to “G” Staff, H.Q. Military District 13 as Warrant Officer Class II Instructor (Infantry) and during this time received the Canadian Efficiency Medal. In 1944, he was transferred to the reinforcement stream and went overseas for service in N.W. Europe until November 1945. Thereafter, he was in the regular Army until May 1947 at which time he bought out and changed from his service uniform to the Royal Bank uniform. Dennis retired in 1975 and he and his wife Fran enjoyed a quiet life. They enjoyed times at the R.C. Legion, Branch #264 and getting away for vacations in Hawaii and Europe.
Dennis will be sadly missed by his daughter and son-in-law Denise and Warner Unterberger, sons and daughters-in-law Douglas and Erika and David and Lisa; brother and sister-in-law Russel and Elsie Gibson; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dennis was predeceased by his wife Frances, father Charles, mother Thirza and his sister Ivy Zabok.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, May 12, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Graveside service to follow at 2:30 p.m at Queen’s Park Cemetery ” Field of Honour”. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to thank Dr. Groves and the staff of Units 82 and 74 of the Rockyview Hospital and a special thank you to Melissa and Maryann for their kindness and friendship towards Dad.
In living memory of Dennis Anscombe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences