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September 13, 1932 - April 16, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Denis Nevin was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he met and married the girl he always considered the most beautiful in any room, Lillian Keenan. He was a high school mathematics teacher not just in Belfast and Kimberley, but also in Hawera, New Zealand, Rossburn, MB and Ladysmith, BC.

Denis was a fabulous Irish tenor and keen dramaturge, directing or acting in many school and community theatre productions. He loved his student travels to Europe, and in 1977 asked for and was granted a sabbatical to take Lil and their three kids on a six month camper-van tour of the cultural highlights of France, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

Later in life, he and Lillian traveled together extensively, including to Japan, the Netherlands, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico and many parts of Northern Ireland, Canada and the US.

One of their greatest delights was the long list of friends they made wherever they lived and visited, but Kimberley was definitely their happiest place. Dad taught math for many years at Selkirk, and he was the first computer science teacher in the district - he loved the creativity and possibility of computers, at a time when few people even knew about them.

Denis is survived by his wife Lillian and children Caroline (Nancy), Ngaire (Brian) and David (Izumi). Also survived by sister Rosemary, sisters- in-law Maisie and Julie, and many delightful nieces and nephews.

More than anything, Denis loved his time as a grandfather, and proudly wore a T- shirt with all of his grandkids named on it: Zachary, Aidan, Jordan, Bella, Allanna, Jenna and Liam.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to contribute something in his memory we encourage a donation to the charity of your choice or the Richmond Hospital Foundation ( nevin-memorial-fundraiser/)

in appreciation of his care.

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