Dennis Mackenzie Fougere, born on Nov. 20, 1955, passed away early Friday morning, July 8, 2022, peacefully in his sleep, under the care of the An Cala team of the Palliative unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Cancer had ravished his whole body.

Dennis grew up in Halifax under the care of his Aunt Della and Uncle Tom White. He had Cerebral Palsy and lived with them to be close to the hospital. In later years, he moved back to Sydney to be near his huge family of 12 siblings, Aubrey, Dale, Noreen, Della, Norman, William, Wayne, Paul, Heather, Wendy, Isabelle, and Karen.
When Dennis moved back to Sydney, he worked at the incinerator and got his leg crushed in a workplace accident. Dennis’ disability did not stop him from enjoying his life. Everyday he was on the go on the four-wheeler, fishing with the guys and later years on his buggy.

Dennis was an avid lover of music, had numerous chats at Tim Horton’s, and loved his many pets, fish, Iguana and was adored by his dog and best buddy. Although Dennis seemed like a grumpy old fart, he had a heart of gold and loved his family fiercely, always looking forward to the next visit or phone call. His big blueberry eyes and warm smile always inviting and happy to see anyone who would stop in to say Hello.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Lois and Dennis Sr. Fougere; older sister, Isabelle MacEachern; nephews, Donald Phillips, and Kenny Phillips; special Aunt Della and Uncle Tom White.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Dennis Fougere will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Mommy and Daddy will be waiting with open arms. Ride freely above the clouds Big Mac. You will be missed by all your nieces and nephews, in-laws, friends and family.

Online Condolences

our condolences go out to all the family on your loss of Dennis

From:  carol wall

So sorry for your loss sending hugs to all

From:  June Delosh

Very sorry to hear of Dennis illness and passing.
Last saw him at Norma and Vals’ house in Grande Greve. I believe 9 years ago at Aunt Ediths funeral.
We would see Dennis on occasion when he lived with Tom and Della on Winchester Ave in Armdale.

From:  Donald J White

So sad to learn of Dennis. He was truly a friend to all who knew him and always had a smile for you. Our condolences go out to the family. R I P Dennis.

Your friends,Stan and Judy Dicks