It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dennis Vautour. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, on June 2nd, 1937, Dennis passed away at 85 years old, on February 2nd, 2023. Dennis is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dawn, of Fredericton.
Dennis had the enjoyment of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The grandchildren are Melissa Vautour and James Larabee, Stephanie Mitchell and Colleen Parker, Sarah, Charles and Thomas Oulton, and step-granddaughters Natasha and Melissa Rima. Great-grandchildren are Tegan, Hadley, and Reese Parker, Shyla and Seamus Mitchell, Evelyn and Charlotte Larabee, and step great-grandchildren Alex Tomlinson, and Christine Penney.
He is survived by his daughter, Isabel Larabee (Karl) of Jordan, Ontario; sons, Clayton Vautour (Charmaine) of Fredericton, and Robert Vautour of Fredericton; siblings, Wally Vautour of Campbellton, Grace Shaw of Woodstock, Elaine Mann of Moncton, Terry Vautour of Campbellton, Brian Vautour of Campbellton, and Barry Vautour of Moncton.
He was pre-deceased by his daughter Jeanie Oulton (Mike), of Napanee Ontario; son Murray Vautour (Leanne), of Calgary, Alberta, and brother, Sonny.
Dennis had a fulfilled life and career as an accountant with CIL/ICI/Terra until retirement at 59 years of age. He then took on a retirement jobs and again retired from Home Hardware in Napanee, Ontario, after working for 16 more years. At 80 years old Dennis figured that was enough and retired for good. Dennis travelled internationally for work, including several European countries, many of the United States, and across Canada. Dennis and Dawn lived a great part of their life in Dalhousie, New Brunswick. He spent a lot of time at the hockey arena and probably is best known for interaction with most of the kids who went through the Dalhousie minor hockey system. He loved his country music, and travelled to Nashville on several occasions.
A Celebration of Life will be held for immediate family on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, at 1pm, at his home residence.
He was a kind person, a good father, and a good friend. He will be sadly missed.