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Helen Kristine 'Nellie' (Gurvich) Dennison, 1911-1966

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, September 15, 1966

Obituary - Kelen Kristine Dennison, 1966

    Her many Whitehorse friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Harold Dennison in Vancouver on Monday morning. "Nellie" Dennison was known to hundreds of residents for her cheery smile and pleasant word during her 27 years as a Yukoner.

    She had been visiting her brother-in-law, John Dennison and his family when she suffered a fatal fall down some stairs in the residence.

    For many years, the Dennisons lived in the house on Main Street next to Hougen's store; eight years of that time Harold Dennison was an invalid following a stroke. The property was recently sold and Mrs. Dennison had moved into the former Hougen residence on Elliot Street before going out for a holiday.

    The couple had no children. Some years ago they operated the '98 Hotel, and afterwards Mr. Dennison acted as accountant for several local firms.

    Nellie Dennison was a faithful member of the Whitehorse Chapter, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, and of the Order of the Easter Star

    Funeral service will be held from Christ Church Cathedral in Whitehorse on Saturday morning at eleven o'clock, with Archdeacon A. L. Privett officiating.

    Mrs. Dennison will be buried beside her husband, who pre-deceased her in February 1965. She is survived by brothers and sisters in Prince Rupert.