Denis (Denny) Pender passed away Dec. 9, 2004 at Mission Memorial Hospital’s Extended Care Unit, surrounded by family.
Born Dec. 11, 1923 in Butte, Montana, he retuned to England with his parents at the age of three. After graduation Denny joined the Midland Bank. During the war he served as an officer in the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm).
In 1958 he and his family emigrated to Montreal, where he joined the staff of the Mercantile Bank. He moved to Vancouver in 1964, and joined the Bank of B.C. soon after it opened.
Throughout his life, Denny had a love of theatre, both of acting and directing. He trained at R.A.D.A., was active in repertory theatre in England, and in Montreal he worked with the National Theatre School on stage and TV.
Denny was manager of International Credit at the Bank of B.C. when he retired. He and his wife then moved to Mission to be closer to the family.
He was a member of the Marine Drive Golf Club, Hollyburn Country Club and the Terminal City Club.
He was predeceased by his parents George and Hilda Pender of St. Ives, Cornwall, and is survived by June, his wife of 59 years, son Dave, daughter Gillian (Barry) and granddaughter Kate.
The family thanks Dr. Smith and the caring and supportive staff of the Mission Hospital ECU.
Following cremation there was a memorial service at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mission.