Dennis Melville Riggin

April 11, 1936 - April 02, 2016

Dennis Melville Riggin

April 11, 1936 - April 02, 2016


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Obituary for Dennis Melville Riggin

Riggin, Dennis Melville, of Kincardine, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 2nd , 2016 at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, nine days shy of his 80th birthday. Beloved husband and soul mate of Shirley (née Workman). Devoted father of Larry and Sue of London, Pat and Charlene of London, Barb and Phil Potter of Exeter and Colleen and Donna of London. Proud grandfather of Lauren, Brendan, Alex, Erin, Dayna (Curt), Mac (Alyssa), Katey, Will, Evan, and Ryan. Cherished great-grandfather to Addison, the twinkle of his eye. Dennis was the son of the late Mel and Dickie (née Brown) Riggin of Kincardine and big brother of Sally (Ray Boileau) of Brantfod, Mike (Helen Quinn) of Midland, Margie (Jake Baylis) Chatham, and Dave of Goderich. Brother-in-law to Alice Smith of Toronto and Joan Jones (the late Bill) of Caledonia. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. First Period: Left home at age 14 to join the Detroit Red Wings Organization and has been a faithful Alumnus ever since. Second Period: Loved life to the fullest in a 30 year career with Molson’s in London and Toronto where he made quite an impression on the business communities. Third Period: Retired to Kincardine “where you truly are a stranger only once”. Dennis had an easy smile and quick wave for all that passed his way. He was always willing to give of himself to the community, charities and had a never-ending support of the underdog. Overtime: Sincere thanks to Dr. Gary Gurbin and the medical team at South Bruce Grey Health Centre who repeatedly performed medical miracles and provided world-class care over the past decade. A wake to celebrate Dennis’ life will be held at Ainsdale Golf Course in Kincardine on Thursday, April 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Joe Kool’s in London on Tuesday, April 12th , from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.. Memorial donations to Kincardine Hospital Auxiliary or Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St., Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, (519) 396-2701.

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