Dennis James VIG


Dennis James

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis at Lacombe Hospital, on Friday April 11, 2014. Dennis was born on August 21, 1940 to Esther and Melvin Vig, in Bentley, Alberta, the third of five sons. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Bentley. On June 27, 1959 he married his sweetheart Myrna Dickie. Dennis and Myrna lived most of their years together in the Bentley and Lacombe area where they raised their daughter and son and welcomed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dennis was an avid hunter and fisherman with great respect for the outdoors. He and Myrna enjoyed travelling and gatherings with family and friends. He was a true Norwegian who considered Lutefisk a treat, as others would consider candy. He was a Journeyman Carpenter, employed by the County of Lacombe and the Government of Alberta. He possessed a strong work ethic and it showed in every project completed. He was an honest, caring and gentle man who will be greatly missed. Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Myrna; daughter Sherry (Everett) Haarstad, and son Michael (Kristen) Vig. He leaves behind adoring grandchildren: Tyler, Cody, Paul (Ping), Amber (Mike), Katelynn (Brandon), and precious great-grandchildren: Presley, Lennon, Jagger, Ava, Titus, Victoria and Asher, and an 8th on the way! Also surviving him are brothers; Norman (Mitzie), Raymond (Laurel), Dean. Left to miss him, greatly are every member of Myrna’s family who he also considered his own; lastly, a host of extended family and special friends. Dennis was pre-deceased by his parents, Esther and Melvin, brother Elmer, and sister-in-law, Sonja. A family interment will be held at the Vig Cemetery on Wednesday, April 16 at 11:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm at Blindman Valley Ag Center in Bentley. All family and friends are welcome. Expressions of Sympathy may be made by visiting

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388

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