It is with great sorrow that the family of Dennis Paul Kletchko announce his sudden but peaceful passing at home in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, at the age of 73 years on October 5, 2020. Dennis is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Nova Kletchko, and his dear sister, Rose Gechter of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Also left in sadness, are his much loved sisters-in-law, Lynne Dickie, Marg Hunter, Joyce (Scott) McKay, five wonderful nephews in Alberta and one in BC, their families, and many cherished friends and colleagues in Calgary and elsewhere.
Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, Dennis grew up in Medicine Hat where he attended McCoy High School. After a sales career in plumbing and heating supply, he completed his Plumbing and Gas fitting Apprenticeship in 1980 at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. Dennis was proud to operate a thriving small business for more than 25 years, Canadian Water Heaters Ltd. in Calgary. He operated the business with his partner and loved “son he never had”, Kelly (Jen) Patten until 2011 when he retired to Qualicum Beach. Living in Qualicum Beach was a happy dream come true for Dennis and Nova and she cherishes each day of every year she shared with the love of her life.
Only private family services will be held, but we hope his many friends will remember and celebrate our dear Dennis’ quiet dignity and humour with their own happy and special memories.
Heartfelt thanks to the BCEHS response personnel for their kindness and compassion.
Flowers or donations are very gratefully declined.
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