Dennis Stribbell passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Dennis, known as Willy throughout the Elk Valley, was a long time resident of Elkford after growing up in Meyronne, Saskatchewan. He worked for over 25 years at Fording Coal and was an active member of the United Steelworkers Local 7884.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Stribbell; brother Howard and Jo Stribbell and family (Howard and Doreen, Terry and Corinne, Derek and Renee, Kodee); sister Brenda Harrison and family (Steve, Stefanie); sister Pattie Rude and family (Dwayne, Sharona); and brother Gary and Pattie Stribbell and family (Tom, Landon). Dennis was an uncle to 10 nieces and nephews and a great uncle to 12 more great-nieces and great-nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Norman Stribbell (2013) and his siblings, Kenneth, Sharon and Alice.
Dennis enjoyed riding his Harley with friends and was an avid hunter. He took great pride in being a member of the mine rescue team. He was committed to improving the lives of miners in the valley through his work with the Steelworkers. Dennis’ long fought battle with MS would be best honoured through a donation to the MS Research Society.
The family would like to thank all of the people through the MS Society, the different care facilities and hospitals, and his friends in the Elk Valley who supported Dennis during his battle with MS.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.