Wolfgang Dietrich Denne
December 16, 1947
– March 7, 2009
Wolfgang Dietrich Denne, born in Heidelberg, Germany, died at Vancouver General Hospital after a courageous battle with pulmonary hypertension. As a young man he travelled the world before settling in Canada. From 1974 to 1992 he enjoyed living in northern BC where he operated Burns Lake Taxidermy and spent his time hunting, fishing and flying his float plane. In 1992 the family relocated to Campbell River where sailing became his passion. He particularly enjoyed his circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and sailing to the Queen Charlotte Islands on his beloved Alberg 30 “Garbo”. He also enjoyed several seasons snowboarding with his sons at Mt. Washington. In his later years he became a self-taught artist and was able to continue painting until the end.
Wolfgang is survived by his immediate family: wife Pat; daughter Kristy, and sons Eric and Kyle. He is also survived by his brothers Frank and Klaus and their families in Germany.
A Private Family Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Wolfgang may be made to either the British Columbia Pulmonary Hypertension Society, 2881 Canyon Park Place, Victoria, BC, V9B 4Z4, or the British Columbia Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2. Condolences may be left at www.MeM.com.