1936 – 2022
Dennis Eugene Andrist was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan on December 16, 1936. The son of Blake and Sophia Andrist, he attended Woodend School #1295 south of Estevan. He and his brother trudged up the valley in the winters to start the fire in the stove at school a few hours before the other students and teacher arrived. Proceeded to Estevan Collegiate Institute and onto career. The work on construction equipment started at Boundary Dam and then on to major pipeline projects (TransCanada) in western Canada and through the rock shield in Ontario.
Dennis continued in the oilfield all across Canada in his early years and then settled (1971) to a farm east of Bienfait, Saskatchewan where he had a farming and cattle operation.
Dennis was predeceased by his wife Anna May; his parents, Blake and Sophia Andrist; and his brothers, Larry and Robert. Dennis is survived by his sisters, Virginia Finstad and Shalene Hargreaves; sisters-in-law, Kathleen and Cheryl and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Dennis was always quick with a story, or joke about family and community history (kind of like his uncle Art) and you’d want him on your side in a game of Trivial Pursuit.
Dennis passed away peacefully at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The staff are exceptional with their caring. Thank you from all our family.
A Memorial Service took place on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan.
Hall Funeral Services in Estevan provided care to the Andrist family – Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.