Dennis passed suddenly while on vacation in Daytona Beach Florida on January 13, 2023 with family at his bed side. He had spent his last week golfing with friends, walking on the beach and enjoying dining out at their favorite spots.
Dennis was born in Portage la Prairie on December 26, 1948 to Florence and Bill McMillan. He was predeceased by an infant brother Andrew Malcolm and his parents Bill and Florence. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, their children Nancy (Harry), Hugh (AC) and Marcie (Ibrahim), grandchildren Clara, Lucy and Anna, as well as his brother Robert (Linda); along with extended family and friends.
Dennis was born and raised in Portage la Prairie. He studied pharmacy at the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1970. He worked for Orville Wagner in Portage for ten years. His main wish was that he would own and operate a pharmacy in a small prairie town. This wish came true when he and Marilyn purchased the pharmacy in Carberry and successfully ran it from 1979 until 2007 as McMillan Pharmacy.
Dennis and Marilyn enjoyed travelling on holidays. Some of the places they enjoyed were Cozumel (10 years), New Zealand, Ireland, Germany and Florida. Dennis liked the cottage at Delta Beach that his parents purchased in 1957. He loved watching his three young children playing in the sand, water and then watching his three grandchildren enjoy it as much as the rest of the family.
A memorial service will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 2:00 at Trinity United Church in Portage la Prairie, MB. The service was recorded and can be viewed below.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Dennis’ memory to Central Plains Cancer Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8 or RM of Portage la Prairie, 35 Tupper Street S Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1W7 for the marina at Delta.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com