Dennis Dowell  August 18 1949

Dennis Dowell August 18 1949 October 6 2023

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In Celebration of
Dennis Dowell
August 18, 1949 –
October 6, 2023
Promoted to glory, after a brief illness Dennis Dowell passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on Friday October 6, 2023 in his 74th year with his family by his side.
Dennis is survived by his beloved wife Jo-Anne Dowell of 52 years. He was a loving father to their five children; Karen Griffin, Jack Dowell (Rachael), Lisa Dowell (Mark), Samantha Sarnelli (Tim), Robin Dowell (Devin). Cherished Papa to his 12 grandchildren, Kayla (Mike), Tyler (Janessa), Jesse, Nicholas, Samantha, Abby, Faith, Emma, Kaitlynne, Gabriella, Dominic, John and his three great-grandchildren Hailey, Olivia and Michael. Father figure to Doug, Tracy, Kaddine, to many of his nieces and nephews and to numerous family friends. Beloved doggy Daddy to Rosie, Holly and Jo-mama’s kitty cats. Predeceased and dear son of John and Margaret Dowell. Survived by siblings Donna Eaboni (Ron), John Dowell (Pat) and predeceased by his brother Tommy.
Dennis graduated from St Clair College and started his career as a carpenter’s apprentice at Stelco and then became a millwright. He retired as a Steelmaking Maintenance Supervisor on May 31, 2002 from after 32 years (Departments: USM, Caster, BOS) and returned in 2006 to work on the Stelco Maintenance Excellence project.
Once “retired” Dennis volunteered with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame for over 19 years. When the opportunity arose a few years later he became The Keeper of The Cup (more formally known as the Grey Cup Handler) and traveled everywhere the cup went from coast to coast. It was a job that he loved dearly and which he graciously stepped away from when his wife needed him closer to home. Dennis never stopped puttering around, building, maintaining and fixing things. He was happiest while keeping busy, working with his hands and was always willing to help someone in need, without expecting anything in return.
He was a dedicated Hamilton Ti-Cat and Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
Oskee wee wee! Oskee wa wa! Holy mackinaw! Tigers! Eat ’em raw!
Go Leafs Go!
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bay Gardens Funeral Home. At his wishes, cremation has already taken place. Visitation will occur Thursday, October 12th, from 6-8pm and Friday, October 13th from 4-6pm at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (1010 Botanical Drive. Burlington, ON). A celebration of Dennis’ life will begin on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 6pm at Bay Gardens. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home would be appreciated (
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  1. Dennis you will be truly missed I should have listened to you when you wanted to meet to catch up.Its been a long time and now I’ve lost that last chance to talk.Your wife has lost a great partner she was a very lucky woman sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye till we meet again God bless.

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