Dennis Pisio

Dennis Pisio

1951 - 2024

Dennis Pisio

Dennis Pisio

1951 - 2024


Celebrating the Life of Dennis Pisio

Our Beloved Brother and Uncle

January 23, 1951 – January 6, 2024

Dennis Allen Pisio was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan on January 23, 1951 to John and Polly Pisio (nee Merkir). He was the third eldest of nine children. Dennis grew up on his parents’ farm North of Clair. He attended Park Villa School, Lawrence School in Clair and Quill Lake High School where he graduated in 1970. Dennis then attended Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon where he obtained his Automotive Mechanics Certificate. After moving to Edmonton, AB in 1972, Dennis pursued and completed his Journeyman Automotive Certificate and Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate through N.A.I.T. Dennis was a very loyal and dedicated worker. After moving to Edmonton, he started working for Beta Well Services, an oil and gas drilling company where he worked for 22 years. Dennis worked his way through the company and eventually became their Equipment & Maintenance Manager responsible for maintaining and building new rigs for Beta. Dennis assembled the 1st Beta Built service rig for the Canadian market and then later built rigs for the International market. After leaving Beta, Dennis moved on to work for Irontech Rig Repair & Manufacturing. He worked there for 10 years before retiring in 2019. Dennis was proud of his achievement of building 100 rigs throughout his career. After retirement, Dennis decided to move back to the family farm to work alongside his nephew Jared and wife Haly, fulfilling his passion and love for farming where he was able to put his vast mechanical knowledge to work once more. Dennis enjoyed bowling, fishing and bird watching, but what he loved most was spending time with family. Dennis always kept his house and yard immaculate. He took great pride in planting and tending to his garden and enjoyed preserving and cooking with his garden produce. Dennis wasn’t one to sit idle. If there was something to do, he didn’t hesitate to lend a helping hand or be there for you when you needed him. This was especially so when it came to his family.

Dennis’ boisterous laughter, sense of humour and caring nature will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. Left to cherish Dennis’ memory are his family who all loved him dearly. Marie & Lorne Gifford, their children and grandchildren Brad & Jen Gifford (Rupert, Iris); Sean & Daysha Gifford (Madelyn, Keira, Greyson, Dominick); Tracy & Tom Arno (Austin, Cadence) Michael & Evelyn Pisio and their children and grandchildren Shawn & Kelly Pisio; Jeff & Jordana Pisio (Deacon, Lydia). Brenda Pisio, children and grandchildren Jared & Haly Pisio (Leland, Milla); Jaylene & Nathan Schauerte (Jacob, Ben); Tylan & Kenda Pisio (Kierstyn). Leonard & Myrna Pisio and their children and grandchildren Kyle & Elke Pisio (Paisley, Easton); Daena & Nathan McMurdo (Brooke, Owen). Connie & Craig Sneddon and their children and grandchild Brendan & Alana Sneddon (Kayden); Megan Sneddon. Mark Pisio Theresa Wonsiak and her children Katelyn & Nic Mayer; Chase Wonsiak. Lorraine & Jeff Wonsiak and their children Chelsea; Kendra & Mitch Laroque. He will also be fondly remembered by his many Uncles and Aunts and numerous cousins. Dennis was predeceased by his father and mother, John (2001) & Polly (2018) and his brother Mervin (2011).

Dedicated Song

               “Heaven Was Needing a Hero” – Jo Dee Messina


No Sad Tears For Me

A man really never dies

while there are those

on earth who love him.

A man is never gone

as long as there are

those who remember him

with fondness...and

as long as his memory evokes

a wistful smile.

All who have loved have earned

a piece of immortality.

No sad tears for me, please...


Celebrating the Life of Dennis Pisio


A Private Service

was held

Saturday, January 13th, 2024

1:00 p.m.

Clair Community Hall

 Clair, SK


Donations in memory of

Dennis Pisio

may be made to:

SK Heart & Stroke Foundation

1738 Quebec Ave

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 1V9


Cards of Sympathy and Caring may be forwarded to:

The Family of Dennis Pisio

P.O. Box 36

Quill Lake, SK

S0A 3E0

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 13, 2024
1:00 pm
Clair Community Hall
Main Street
Clair, Saskatchewan, Canada