Denis Reavie

Denis Reavie

Thursday, February 22nd, 1934 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Denis Henry Reavie passed away peacefully at the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Husband of 56 years to Sylvia Muriel Reavie (née Corkin, deceased 2014) and father to Drew (Elizabeth), Keir (Lisa), Bret (Mitsuki) and Euan (Lisa). Loving grandfather to Kana Reavie. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Edith Reavie of Northern Ireland, sisters Eileen McKeown (David) and Mary Porter (Richard) and brothers William, Robert (Kathleen), John (Maisie), Ivan, George (Eileen) and Kenneth. Survived by sister Margaret Rodgers (James) of Northern Ireland, brother Roy (Helen) of Perth, Ontario, Canada and many members of the Reavie and Corkin families in the UK and North America.

Denis and Sylvia met in the 1950s in Portadown, Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1956. They spent many years living in Brockville where Denis was employed at DuPont Maitland Works and later at Chromatographic Specialties. Denis was adept at rugby and field sports as a youth, loved fishing, and had an obsession with bird watching and watching golf. In the 1970s, he was involved with the Brockville Minor Hockey Association and later spent many years contributing to the missions of the Brockville Lions Club.

In the future, we anticipate a family tribute and celebration in honour of Denis, to take place in Brockville.

As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario ( or the Brockville Lions Club Music Festival.

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Posted at 01:52pm
I have so many happy memories of uncle Denis when he n aunt Sylvia stayed with us many times in northern Ireland and when we came to stay with them on our many visits to Canada. They were so proud of their boys and rightly so. SO sorry to hear of your Dads passing he was a true gentleman. June Simon and leanne.

Sarah Rowland

Posted at 10:17am
It is with great sadness that we have heard the news of Denis's passing. Norman said goodbye to Denis and Sylvia when they left Portadown for Canada in the mid 50s, but they kept in contact throughout the years.
In 1990 we enjoyed their warm hospitality in Brockville, Ontario and often met up when they visited Portadown. It was also lovely to meet their four sons and family.
With fond memories and deepest sympathy to Drew, Keir, Bret and Evan and family circle.

Kind regards,
Norman and Felicity Rowland

Jess Samson

Posted at 06:58pm
Thinking of you and your family during this time. May god bless you all.

With love,
Tom Taylor- friend from Bridlewood Manor

Nigel Morton

Posted at 09:18am
Fond memories of times spent with Denis and Sylvia in both Brockville (Canada) and Portadown (Northern Ireland)
Sincere sympathies to Kana, Drew, Bret, Keir and Euan.

From Morton, Best and Corkin Family, Portadown.

R Donaghue

Posted at 11:14am
I am so sorry to read of the passing of Denis. I always think of the fabulous bird feeder array in his yard. In my memory the plexiglass tube feeder must have been 6 feet high. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you.
May lakes, rivers and the birds of the air bless you.
Robert Donaghue

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