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PAPP, Dennis (Denny) Allan

April 12, 1950 – Peace River, Alberta
May 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Denny passed away peacefully on May 29, 2018 at the age of 68 years with his wife and daughter by his side after a very short battle with cancer.

Denny was born in Peace River, AB on April 12, 1950 to parents Gordon and Mae Papp, and moved to Calgary, AB in high school where he played Junior Hockey. In his youth, Denny was an avid sportsman playing golf, baseball, basketball and hockey. His passion for hockey and golf continued throughout his lifetime with his unending devotion to the Chicago Blackhawks and his love of the game of golf.

Denny started his career working for his family’s trucking company Papp’s Truck Service and continued working in the oil patch for many years. Denny found the perfect retirement job, where he worked for the last five years, as an Airfield Equipment Operator for the Calgary Airport where he spent his winters clearing the snow from the runways. In the off season, Denny enjoyed spending time in both Las Vegas and Maui, and was especially proud of completing both a 5 and 10 km walk in the Maui Marathon with his wife and daughter.

Denny is survived by his wife Cathie Coll; daughter Falon (Garrett) Mellon and grandson on the way, as well as his two pups Cadee and Parker. He will be dearly missed by his mother Mae; brother Rick (Glenna); sisters Janice (Harry) Higgins and Beverly (Larry) Amundsen; his mother-in-law Dorothy Coll; brothers-in-law Bill, Bob, David (Linda); and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father Gordon; his father-in-law Bob Coll; his dog Calle.

A Celebration of Denny’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Casual attire welcome. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Denny Papp, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Lori Scheidt :

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Papp family from the safety compliance team at YYC.
    Dennis will truly be missed.

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  2. Stan Wenger :

    Cathie, I would like to express my sincere prayers for you on this very sad loss. I am so sorry I will not be able to attend the Celebration of Denny’s Life but I will be thinking of you. Your friend, Stan

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  3. To Cathie and Falon, Mae, Rick&Glenna, Janice&Harry, Bev&Larry and all the kids.On behalf of our Moren family I would like to express our heartfelt sorrow at the loss of Denny. We hadn’t been in touch much the last while but how the memories, laughter and pure fun we had on so many occasions came flooding back. We too will miss Denny and remember him with with love. Barb and Glenn Moren.

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  4. Bill and Gaylene Dyck :

    We are so very sad to hear of Denny’s passing and send our deepest sympathy to his entire family. We shall cherish each and every special memory we have of Denny and may he rest in peace. Much love to all.

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  5. Terri Roberts :

    Cathie – I was very sad to hear of Denny’s passing. He was an exceptionally sweet man! My heartfelt prayers to out to you and family. Much love always.

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  6. Chris Steiger :

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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  7. Jim Burroughs :

    Cathie, we were very saddened to hear about your loss. Please accept our condolences, thoughts and prayers.

    Jim/Ann Burroughs

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  8. Alan & Debbie Clarke :

    So sorry to hear this news of Denny’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family

    Alan and Deb Clarke

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  9. Alan & Debbie Clarke :

    So sorry to hear this news of Denny’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family

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  10. Cathie, so very sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
    Gwen and David Hall

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  11. We may be miles apart but we are with you….
    Sending our love and condolences to you, our Canuck mate

    Love you
    Your Aussie Family
    Jude, Tallulah and Deb

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  12. Heather Wiley :

    We are truly sorry to hear about Denny. Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. Our thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely the Currie family

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss. But I will always remember Dennis and his wicked sense of humour and his friendly personality. I will always think of him and have a smile on my face. RIP Dennis.

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  14. Shelly Sorensen :

    So Sorry for your Loss, As a small youngster growing up in the Papp’s shop & Trucks, I have fond memories of Denny & Ricky, My father Fred, thought very highly of Denny, spoke of the boys often and always said how Gordon would be so proud of his boys. Gone so young, may the fond memories heal your hearts.

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  15. Bonnie Gaetz-Simpson :

    Janice and family: So sorry to hear of the passing of Denny. Family and friends going much too early leave such a hole in our hearts and lives, thank goodness for those who offer support with love and hugs.
    Thinking of you all.

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  16. Willy Lizotte :

    R.I.P Denny Great Memories working at Papp’s Trucking! Condolences to your Family.❤️

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