Affleck, Dennis Walter

Affleck: Dennis, 75 years, beloved husband of Christine Affleck, father of Jeff and Tom, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Dennis was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI, to Walter and Georgina Affleck. Dennis loved growing up on the island with his two brothers (Les and Brian) and sister (Anne), while keeping busy fishing, playing baseball, football and especially hockey. Dennis excelled at the game of hockey and received an athletic scholarship to Saint Dunstan’s University. Following university, Dennis had the opportunity to play hockey professionally, but decided to follow his heart and join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After graduation from depot in Regina, Dennis was first stationed in Gillam, Manitoba which he truly loved. In 1971, Dennis received the Medal of Bravery for saving a life and de-escalating a serious situation. During his Gillam years, Dennis developed a real passion for the outdoors, specifically hunting and fishing. Dennis was later transferred to Winnipeg, where he worked several years in the drug section with some of his best friends. In June of 1976, he met and married wife Christine after meeting each other through mutual friends. Not so soon after, they were transferred to The Pas and welcomed their first child Jeff in 1981. A year later they would settle in Brandon, where they welcomed their second child Tom in 1983. Dennis was a very active father for the boys, as he was always willing to coach their sports, build them an outdoor rink, or take them on some entertaining family trips. For his final stop with the RCMP, Dennis was transferred to Souris, Manitoba where he became Sergeant for the area. Dennis quickly fell in love with the small town. He formed lifelong friendships through spending time at the golf course, rink, ball diamonds and of course “The Lodge.” As years past, the love for his community grew; he would drop anything to help someone out, regardless of who needed the hand. He initially retired in 2005 from the RCMP as a Sergeant after 35 years in the Force. After a brief four-month holiday from the beat, he returned to the RCMP and served as a Constable for 7 more years in the surrounding communities before retiring for the second time in 2013.

His favorite past times included travelling with his wife Christine to Mexico during the winter months, cutting wood at the lodge, golfing, and “happy hours” with friends and family. His Grandkids were his pride and joy. Whether it was watching his granddaughters play hockey or teaching his grandson how to run the bases at the ball diamond, he was always there for them. He wore the title of Grandpa proudly. He loved his family with all his heart, he loved his friends like they were family, he loved his community like he’d never left, and as we grieve his passing, we find comfort in knowing how much we all loved Denny.

Dennis is survived by wife Christine, sons Jeff (Christine) and Tom (Brooke), grandchildren Alexandra, Andi, and Madden, as well his brother Les and sister Anne.

Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Private family internment in the Souris Cemetery. In memory of Dennis, donations may be made to the Souris Golf Course or to the Souris Dog Park Fund, both donations can be sent c/o Municipality of Souris Glenwood Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

51 thoughts on “Affleck, Dennis Walter”

  1. Dennis was a fabulous fellow! His sense of humour brought out smiles in everyone that new him. He was a fantastic leader of the rcmp here in our community as well as a great volunteer and hard worker but most of all he was a friend. He will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

  2. Chrissy, Tom and Jeff he was one special person. Our memories of Denny are too numerous too mention. His love of his family is the one thing we can attest to. Our thoughts and love are with you all. Denny touched so many peoples lives. He is gone but will never be forgotten.

  3. Chris,Jeff ,Tom and family :
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss of Dennis .We will forever have fond memories of him and the time we shared as next door neighbours .

  4. Christine & family
    We know your hearts are broken with the loss of Dennis but in time will heal. Remember to laugh at all the crazy things aff did, say or didn’t do or say your hearts will feel better.
    Mike & Nancy Kryshewsky

  5. A fine Man, a great Father, a good Husband and an honest Member. We looked up to him, we were safe when he was with us, we were men who trusted him, he never let us down. You got what you saw and heard – truth spoken loudly, fierce determination and dedication to all that he did.
    A Warrior has gone home.

  6. Chris, Jeff and Tom may the memory of Dennis bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

  7. Chris, Jeff and Tom, our condolences on your loss. I had a great time working with Dennis in The Pas and our get togethers. He was great when he coached Paul in Souris. We where saddened to learn that he was Ill and had passed away.

    Jo-Ann and Bill and family.

  8. Chris. Jeff and Tom. Condolences from Nova Scotia. Cherish all the memories. Dennis was one heck of a guy and will be missed by many. I will forever hold dear numerous fond and fun times .

  9. Our condolences to you Chris, Jeff, and Tom. Dennis was one great individual. Loved and respected by fellow workers and community.

  10. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father Dennis. Cherish your memories….

  11. My condolences to Chris, Jeff, Tom and families. Dennis will be missed by so many. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

  12. My condolences to Christine and sons. He was a great person enjoyed playing hockey with Dennis. He was a good laughter to have around. He will be missed by all persons that knew him. RIP my friend.

  13. Christine, Jeff,Tom and Family
    Our condolences at this very sad time and thinking of you and your families.
    Todd & Kristie Walker

  14. To Christine, Jeff and Tom -sincere sympathy to you and your families on the loss of a dear husband and father -hold yr memories close-Sincerely Dianne Agnew

  15. Chris, Jeff, Tom and families,
    Your family has lost such a great man. Dennis loved you all so much…family came first..always!
    Chris, Mike and I have lots of great memories of him and your whole family, from winters at the “pond” where our families spent most weekends to summer camping.
    We will remember Dennis for his gruff exterior and his teddy bear heart.. Cherish your memories, he will be very proud of you all..

  16. Chris, Jeff and Tom and families,
    My most sincere to sympathy to all of you. I always enjoyed having a quick visit with Dennis at the store. He will be missed in our community.
    Thinking of you all.

  17. Chris & family,
    I hold great memories of Dennis, both from work and hockey, great guy to be around, he is a great loss to all of us.

  18. To Christine, Jeff and Tom. My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I was very saddened to learn of the news of Dennis’s passing. I recall meeting Dennis in the 70’s and always admired his life’s values, and dedication to his work and support of his fellow officers while in the RCMP. Worked with Dennis in The Pas and so enjoyed his humour and enthusiasm. We played a lot of hockey together from the 70’s to the late 90’s. Always remembered – never forgotten. Rest In Peace Dennis – you will be missed.

  19. Chris and Family. My Deepest sympathies to all of you. Dennis will be missed by those close to him and by those who knew him.

  20. Dear Chris, Jeff, Tom and families,
    We were deeply saddened to learn of Dennis’ passing. He was a great man; funny, so proud of his family, a man who worked hard and played hard. We will cherish our memories of the kids growing up together in the Riverheights neighbourhood, early morning hockey games then off to “ the pond” for more hockey and shenanigans! Thinking of you all during this very sad time. ❤️
    In Sympathy and Friendship, Garry and Janie McNish and families

  21. To Christine, Jeff and Tom: please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Dennis. I had a short lived privilege to work with Dennis on Brandon Highway Patrol. Dennis was a hardworking, dedicated member who led by example and I count myself fortunate to have worked with him. May your family, friends and fond memories of Dennis be of comfort to you at this time.

  22. To the Affleck Family:

    Please accept our heart-felt condolences on the untimely passing of your beloved Dennis … husband, father, neighbour, co-worker, friend.
    Our memories of Dennis are fond ones … especially from our “working” days in the RCMP & hockey-playing days “on the ice” … a force to be reckoned with.
    Dennis possessed a strong work ethic, a sense of humour second to none & such an infectious smile. People just naturally gravitated to him & he WILL be missed.

  23. Sorry to hear your lose of Dennis, Chris and family. Worked with Dennis in Brandon with BPS and we accomplished a lot and also had many a good time. We attended The Pas Peace Officers fish derby many years. Had to keep Dennis away from axes however, he tended to to miss the target and got injured once lol. Great guy and will be missed by many people. RIP buddy….

  24. Sincere condolences to the Affleck family. I worked with Dennis back in the 1970’s in Winnipeg. He was a truly a devoted and great leader through his whole career in the RCMP.

  25. Chris, Jeff, Tom and family. My heartfelt sympathies on your loss. I have great memories of working and playing with Dennis. He was admired and respected by everyone, and most assuredly by all of the members who had the privilege of working with him. Dennis could be counted on in any circumstance; always volunteered for the most difficult “assignments”, and never sought any credit for his contribution. His sense of humour and zest for all things were legendary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace.

  26. To The Affleck Family; Our family knew of the Affleck family for years;our deepest condolscences, from the MacDougall family of Charlottetown PEI; icluding Jimmie[Duckie] Donna, Catherine, Colleen and John; May he rest in peace

  27. To the Affleck family,

    When I read of Dennis’s passing it brought back many fond memories of growing up together in Charlottetown….high school/university days and hockey games quickly came to mind. Dennis was a tremendous athlete, a fierce competitor and a true friend. Our last encounter was on a golf course here on the Island and it was a fun day; he was such a great guy to be around! My condolences to all associated with this gentle giant. Rest In Peace my friend.

  28. Sending my sympathy and prayers to all the family on the loss of your loved one! Velma Affleck

  29. I was fortunate to have trained with Dennis at Depot Div , troop 17 in 1970. He had a great sense of humour and always watched your back. I think he spent his whole career in D division. The last time I saw him was about 5 years ago and he seemed very happy. He will be sadly missed by his family , the members he trained and the ones he met through his service. Sincere condolences to the family.

  30. .. so sorry to hear of Dennis’s death. We went to school together and I always thought he was a great guy… and reading all the tributes, I can tell that he continued to be a great guy. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Dennis. Hal Snow

  31. Chris and family, sending our sincere condolences. Shocked to hear the sad news of Dennis.

  32. My sympathy to Chris and family with the passing of Dennis. I worked with Dennis in The Pas, who always gave 100% to the RCMP as well to his own family. Dennis was a unique member and he will be missed. RIP Dennis.

  33. Chrissy, Jeff and Tom so sorry for your loss. Dennis was a great mentor and I was able to learn a lot from him over the numerous years that we worked together. We had great times together in Brandon and have fond memories of our get togethers. He will be greatly missed by everyone in the community. Condolences to you all.

  34. We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We had great respect for Dennis when we lived in Souris. He struck me as a tough, but fair and compassionate officer. He was good to the youth of Souris and a loyal buddy to his friends. He will be sadly missed by many and lovingly remembered by his family. Please accept our sincere thoughts of sympathy
    Brian & Kathie Saunderson

  35. My first memory of Dennis was his being a big, tough guy in our Charlottetown neighbourhood. But later my impression of him changed when we spent our “Sandlot” days playing baseball; not only was he a tough guy, he was a fair and soft-hearted one — a true “diamond in the rough”! I extend my deepest condolences to his family in Manitoba as well as to his brother and sister in PEI. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

  36. Chris and family.
    We are still trying to find the words to express our shock, after getting the news of our lifelong friends passing.
    There isn’t any words other than to say Dennis will always be with us!
    Janie and I as well as all our family will miss the Summer visits.
    I will always hear his laugh at my golf shots, and remember the jokes and stories.
    I can still hear Georgie reading us the riot act in the kitchen on John Street, usually Friday night while we were getting ready to head out, to play pool and head down to the King Street family refreshment establishments later.
    Sitting here on Orlebar Street on Saturday night around 10, waiting for Dennis so we could head down to the Forum to play hockey.
    Pitching pennies in the Box Cars, at the Pickle Plant, the crab apple fights with Leslie, and Dougie Ward, clearing the snow to skate on the Frog Pond, and our 2 week stay at Army Camp.
    Many many more good times, will be remembered.
    We are so glad that we were all together at the Cottage this Summer!
    Talk soon Chris, love you guys!
    The Kitson family.

  37. Chris,Jeff, Tom and families.
    Sorry to hear about Dennis. Our thoughts are with you.
    Darryl and Cherilyn

  38. From my family to the Affleck family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Enjoyed working with Dennis and playing hockey with him, he was an excellent athlete and a better person. Rest in Peace, with regards and respect.

  39. Our Deepest Condolences Chris, Jeff & Tom and Families.
    Dennis was a Great Man, everything he did was always fair, honest. I had the honor to have Dennis help me with a golf tournament for Crimestopper, we had fun, lots of laughs . He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

  40. Chris, Jeff and Tom,

    Our condolences for your loss. Memories of Dennis will be of the visits back to the Island that coincided with yours, the time we (Alan, Mom and I) made it out to Brandon to visit you, and catching up at our wedding in Toronto, 2001. So sorry we are unable to attend this weekend.

  41. Condolences from Maggie (Kelly) and George Casford and all the Kelly Family from John Street. So sorry for your loss.

  42. Hi and Greetings,
    To Les and Anne, I rarely put myself out there in cyber world, but my heart is bursting with gratitude to share the fond memories I have of your family and in particular my childhood best friend Dennis. Whenever I left my house the first place I would visit was your house to see Dennis. I remember as a child feeling that Dennis was always like a big brother to me. We always went everywhere together whether it was school, church, restaurants(Old Spain or Johnny’s Mayfair for a coke and dougnut). I remember being invited into your house to watch the first TV programs,”Howdy Dutie’ Puppet shows and Elvis on Ed Sillivan show. I will always have these fond memories of such a kind and generous family. To you Anne and Les and his family, Christine, Jeff and Tom, our deepest sympathy and continued prayers. Love, Ralph and Jane

  43. Chris, Jeff and Tom and families.
    My deepest condolences for your loss. I truly enjoyed every conversation I had with Dennis, be it at the golf course, out for a walk or during swimming lessons watching our Grandkids. He had a great sense of humor, and I enjoyed listening to all his stories. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.


  44. I knew Dennis in his Gillam days. He was part of our group of young, single guys. I remember him well as a great hockey player and a good guy! My condolences to his family.

  45. Sincere condolences to the Affleck family. Was saddened to hear of Dennis’s passing. We both grew up in the same area in Charlottetown and both joined the RCMP in 1970. Our paths crossed a number of times in D Div. Manitoba.

  46. I served with Dennis in Swan River, Manitoba in 1972. I recall picking him up at the railway stop in Swan River when he was transferred from Gilliam. I was transferred the following year so my time with him was short. A real people person, a sense of humor and a love of hockey (played for the Swan River Canadiens). My condolences to all his family.

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