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Lionel Harold Dennison (1909-1965)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, January 21, 1965

Death Claims Two Residents, 1965

    Two well-known residents died this morning in Whitehorse General Hospital.

    Peter Ferguson, 50, had been ill for several months. Assistant to the general manager of White Pass and Yukon Route, he had been in Yukon for six years. He was president of the local unit of the Canadian Cancer Society.

    He is survived by his wife Frances and one son, Keir, a brother, Hugh, in West Vancouver and a sister, Mrs. H. W. Ellis of Vancouver, who is in Whitehorse at present. Funeral services will be held Monday for Mr. Ferguson.

    Death also claimed Lionel Harold Dennison, long time resident of Whitehorse.

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, January 28, 1965

    Funeral services for the late Lionel Harold Dennison were held Tuesday, January 26 at two p.m. from Christ Church Cathedral in Whitehorse. The Rev. Canon Arthur L. Privett officiated, and members of the Masonic Lodge assisted.

    Mr. Dennison first came to the Yukon about 1936 and was with the White Pass and Yukon Route until 1946. For some years after that he was in business as a customs broker in Whitehorse until serious illness invalided him.

    Mr. and Mrs. Dennison celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last summer when their many friends called to mark the occasion.

    He is survived by his widow, Helen "Nellie" Dennison and three brothers: John H. of Vancouver, who came to Whitehorse this week, Thomas B., Prince George, and James A., in Victoria.

    Interment was in the Masonic plot at the Whitehorse Cemetery.