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Dennis Leo Boisvert
December 3, 1960 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Avid outdoorsman, astute gregarious businessman, exceptional chef, loving father and devoted husband are just a few words to describe Dennis Leo Boisvert who passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2024, in Edmonton, AB at the age of 63 years.
Dennis was born December 3, 1960, in Edmonton, AB and was raised in Slave Lake, AB. Upon graduating from high school, he obtained his Meat Cutting Certificate and worked with his parents, Leo and Stella, in the family grocery and clothing store. Dennis also enjoyed working for Rainbow Pipeline. Dennis obtained his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying.
Dennis then attended the University of Lethbridge where he met the love of his life, Shari. He graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in Finance. He then moved to Edson, AB to open a brand-new convenience store gas station – TAGS located near the Westhaven area.
He and Shari got married in 1987. Dennis was very successful and opened a second TAGS store in 1998. Both Shari and Dennis became fully involved in the Edson community. While Shari attended law school, Dennis was granted the order of Justice of the Peace in 1991. He fulfilled those duties until the date of his death. He was a craftsman; some of his projects were building a stone fireplace in his house, stone pillars with Chinese lions, stone fence, and a hand carved wooden mantel.
When the children, Jasmine and Jordan, were born he gave them pet names which carried onto their adulthood: “Peanut/Princess” and “Baby Buffalo”. He was the consummate Dance Dad and would proudly attend Jasmine’s dance festivals. Dennis was involved as Jordan’s coach/trainer in Edson Minor Hockey for over 10 years and was awarded the Sportsman of the Year Award and Trainer of the Year Award. He held great pride in the kids’ accomplishments: Jasmine as an environmental scientist and Jordan as a law school student.
Dennis sold both TAGS stores and retired in 2022 after 36 years of business in Edson. He relished his new time off. He loved cooking; if you were lucky, you received a piece of his smoked salmon that he caught from his yearly salmon fishing trip with Jordan and his brother-in-law James. He enjoyed listening to his political and nutritional podcasts, spending time with his 3 dogs, feeding the squirrels/deer on his acreage, being Shari’s full time cook and maintenance man for the law office, cycling on his bicycle, and simply enjoying life.
We will miss his sage practical advice, his caring and generosity to family, friends, pets and nature, his wonderful cooking, his hugs and his hearty laugh.
Dennis is survived by his wife Shari, children Jasmine and Jordan, siblings Terry, Lynda (Roger), Laura (Dave), Jim (Chris), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Leo, and his mother, Stella.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Edson Legion, 5016-5th Ave., on January 28, 2024, at 1:00 pm. The service will be live streamed, with the link available on the day of the service, on the page of the obituary of the Edson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Edson Animal Rescue Society (EARS).