Carol ,Steve & Mark,
I am so sorry to hear of Den's passing. My deepest sympathy to the family. Betty Stack
Carol it’s been a long time since we last connected. I am so very sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences to you, Steve and Mark. I know you will now cherish the memories of Denny together as a family. He was a good friend to us, as well as a wonderful father, husband and man. Wishing you all the best. Dianne Stanley (Wells)
Carol Steve and Mark and family. So sorry to hear of Dens passing. Den and I go back to the early 70s. We worked together with Household Finance and when Den left Goose Bay I moved there to take over his position. Kinsmen kept us in contact through the years and later we worked together with the Co-operators for many years. Den was always the gentlemen and always so obliging. He operated a successful insurance agency with the the Co-operators and I was so proud to have him as a member of our team. Lots of great memories of trips together. He will be missed. Those who knew him can certainly cherish his memory.
Kevin and Carol Sheppard
Carol & family,
Sorry to hear of Denny’s passing, we have fond memories of our time together in Cursillo.
You and the family are remembered in our prayers.
John & Beryl
Carol, Steve, Mark, Jolene, and families
Sorry to hear of Den’s passing, we had lots of fun playing ball together, and whatever else came up. He sold me some insurance one time, which I probably didn’t need but he made it sound so great. Even though we didn’t spend much time together in the later years I always thought of him as a friend. RIP my friend
Carol, Steve, Mark and all the family, we are sending our heartfelt condolences on Denny’s passing. We echo the sentiments expressed here about his character, love of family, community service, and we might also add that he was the consummate host to his guests. Carol, I know you will miss him tremendously as will all the family and close friends, but take comfort in the beautiful memories you made together over the past 50 plus years. In time, they will bring a smile to your face and peace in your heart.
Rest In Peace Den - a life very well lived indeed!
Helen and Gerry
Carol and Family. My heart goes out to you. Having lost Wendell so suddenly in December I feel that I know what grief you are feeling at Dens loose. He had such a beautiful smile all the time and a twinkle in his eye. In Shrine and counterpart love with the deepest of sympathy
Dear Carol & Family,
Carole and I were saddened to learn this morning of Den’s passing. We enjoyed your and Den’s company as our Counterparts going up the ranks in the Northeast Shrine Association. I am sure that he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.
With love and affection,
Rick and Carole Brousseau
To Carol, Mrs. B, Steve, Mark and the rest of the family, we were devastated to hear that Denny passed away on Sunday.
Our friendship extends back for more than 30 years, during which time we experienced what a genuine person and true friend he was. When we lived in Gander as neighbors, we spent so much time together, which included Masonic functions, Florida vacations, dinners, parties, wine making or just getting together to sample the wine and play a few old tunes on the guitar!
Our hearts have been broken all week and we share in this unexpected grief with you. Although we are unable to attend the funeral today, our thoughts will be there and we want you to know that we will never forget our dear friend, and the great memories we have that will last us our lifetime!
Love from us all,
Bob, Rosie, Wendy, Gregory & Jonathan Hobbs
Gloria(Lolly) Ed Evans - Jolene,Mrs.Billard,Carol and Family. So very sorry yo hear of Denny's passing. May your precious memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Our sincere condolences to you all.
To Steve and the Billiard family, my sincere condolences to you all. Denny was a wonderful person. May you find peace with all of your wonderful memories. Sincerely, Kim Chayter
Carol and family. Charlie and I were so very saddened to hear of Dens passing. He was a beloved man by all. I loved the banter we carried on over our birthdays as we were both April born. But Den, you were older, and only by 11.5 months. So we would chuckle. Carol your time to grieve is now, but then you will all remember, you wonderful times and there were many. Farewell Den, you will be missed by all. Sincerely Charlie and Mary Parsons
My heart goes out to you Carol, Mark, Steve and close family. I will always remember Dennys laugh. He was always so cheerful and welcoming. Many years ago while growing up in Botwood and being cabin neighbours, he would tell me I was the daughter he never had. He sure made me feel special. Wish I could be with you, along with my family, to celebrate such a larger than life man. Please know you are in my thoughts. Hugs to you all.
Jennifer & Andrew and family
Carol & Family; We we’re both saddened & shocked to hear of Den’s passing. Hope your wonderful memories will help you all through this difficult time. Will always remember our wonderful time we shared together with Mazol Shriners. Deepest Sympathies
Doug & Eunice Rowe
Carol and family, We were so saddened to hear of Den’s sudden passing. There is great sadness in the loss of a loved one but he will always be close in your hearts. Cherish the memories you have and may they be of comfort to you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and may the caring arms of family and friends encircle and console you at such a difficult time. Don and Maureen
Jolene and Family, Maggie
So very sorry to hear of your brother (son’s) passing. Thinking of you all. Take care and God Bless.
Sheila and Alvin
Carol and family
I was saddened to learn of Denny's passing. From the moment when I met Denny in Gander, I knew he was special. I loved working with him, because he was always so positive and upbeat. He was special, however, he made everyone else feel special. He loved nothing more than talking about his family.. He was so proud. May your many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time and may he rest in peace .
God Bless. Sincerely Jackie Hogan-Boulos
We wish to extend our sympathies to Carol and the Billard family. We first met Denny through the Kinsmen Club; and then again at the Shriner's Oriental Guide seminar in Tampa. We continued to follow him through his decidation to the Mazol Shriners. Denny was a sincere and positive gentleman, and he will be missed by the Shrine organization and his community in general.
Dave & Sharon Gates
Carol and family. I was shocked to hear of (Billard’s) passing. I worked with him at Pacific Finance and that is what I always called him
Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Such sad news. While I hadn’t seen Den in recent years I will always remember his warm smile and his positive attitude. Great individual who made others feel happy. Terry Hart
Carol, Steve, Mark, Mom B, Jolene & others who are grieving the loss of our dearest, longtime friend . Don & I are grieving with you. Our hearts are heavy, our hearts are broken. From the time that Don & Denny took to the stage in high school, in a play that made everyone roar because they appeared in long underwear with dirty seats, carrying rifles; to the time that we lived next door to each other in a trailer court ; loading the kids in a car & driving to Port aux Basque & Rose Blanche, just for a family outing.
Fast forward a few years & lots of movement in between, losing contact for a few years, we found each other again, in St John’s, becoming grandparents the same time, our children still close friends, and then our grandchildren becoming friends. The memories are endless and Denny was always up for a challenge. Finally Denny lured Don into the Shriners & that was and still is a great experience. Then we could see that he was becoming in some way, not the same talkative person, unable to express himself, but always rearing to go. This terrible condition called Dementia, eventually took away the “spark” that was there all those years.
He accomplished so much…did so much good for so many people.
As you say goodbye to this great guy, we have to let you know that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to join you. However, with your blessing, we plan on holding our own fond farewell to Denny, at a later date .
Meanwhile, lean on each other, take care of each other and keep your memories alive.
RIP Den..until we meet again..so long friend.
Carol, Steve, Mark, Jolene and Margaret, we are saddened to hear of Den,s passing. You have been in our minds since we heard and you are in our prayers. God bless you all.
Sandra and Cyril Lanning
Carol,Steve & Mark, Ed & I were so saddened to hear about Dens passing. He was a fine gentleman with a terrific smile. He was always so friendly and a pleasure to talk to. We will always remember him for his very welcoming demeanour. Hopefully your many wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.
Our deepest condolences,
Harriet & Ed Short
Carol, Steve, Mark and families
We are so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Denny was a good friend who always made your day a pleasant one after a chat and big smile from him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time of mourning.
Carol, Steve , Mark and families
We are very sorry to hear of Den's passing. Den was a successful Businessman, dedicated volunteer and a good friend. Most importantly he was a wonderful Son, Father and Husband. Make sure you have a single malt ready when we meet again.
Peter Wakeham/ Donna Meade
So sorry to hear of Den’s passing! Sending our condolences and thinking of you all during those difficult days.
Perc and Audrey
Carol and Family,
So very sorry to hear of Den’s passing. We have many fond memories of our travels together with The Co-operators. He was a very kind and pleasant man. Thinking of the family at this difficult time.
Gail and Joe Rideout
To the Billard Family. Deepest Condolences. May the sharing of your memories bring all of you comfort and peace and give you renewed strength for tomorrow.
Carol, Steve, Mark & Family,
Sorry to hear of Den’s passing. Praying that your precious memories along with the love & support of family & friends will get you through the difficult days . Our sincerest condolences to you all. God-Bless !!
Mazie & Ken .
Carol, Steve & Mark. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Have so many fond memories of fun times spent with Den, he was such an enthusiastic and fun guy to be around and always had a boyish twinkle in his eye. RIP Brother!
On Behalf of all the brethren of Saint John's Masonic Lodge No 1, we wish to extend our sincere condolences to Carol and family on your loss. We all knew Den to be a fine man and someone who could be counted on to "get the job done". Always had a twinkle in his eye and a funny story in his back pocket. You will be missed Brother and remembered with fondness.
To Carol and family, we are so deeply saddened to hear of Den’s passing, he was a great guy with many talents and a friend of our family.
I remember when he first came to Botwood, I also remember he was a really good softball pitcher!
We worked in the same building in Gander and after he moved on we’d meet up again at Shriner events, always the same great personality and work ethic.
He will surely be missed! Sincere condolences to you all, keep your cherished memories close!
Rest in Peace my brother!
Bob and Judy
I recall when Den arrived in Botwood and instantly became active in the community in many ways. We worked together, sang and played together and shared in many deeply personal discussions over a friendship that lasted over a half century. To Carol and the children, Jolene and his dear mother I share in the sadness of the community as we say farewell to a man who contributed much in his lifetime.
Mark and family, Thinking of you during this difficult time
Carol and family,
Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Cherish your memories. I know you have many!
June Rice Janes
Carol & family
My condolences to all your family’s at this time of sorrow.
Lynne & I were saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. We had many enjoyable times with you and Denny Carol. As a Justice of the Peace here in Botwood your door was always open for us either for notarizing documents for my work or getting together for sociables and a bbq. He was a true friend to everyone that knew him. Family was always first no matter what. He will be missed. Condolences to the whole family. You are in our prayers and thoughts at this very difficult time.
Carol & Family, Billard Family,
Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time and sending our sincere condolences. Take Care.
Audie &Marilyn Newhook
Sincere condolences to Carol and family, thinking of you at this time. Hold on to your memories to help you through this difficult time.
Dave and Anita Nichols
So sorry to hear of Den’s passing, our deepest condolences to Carol and Family, we have some great memories of Fun times from our Kin days, Roj’s , Lodge , and Shrine.. He will certainly be missed
Carol and family deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Dan.
Sincerely Albert Noftall and Linda Giannou.
Carol and family members. Sorry for your loss . You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
HUbert an Grace Smith
To Carol and Family : We were shocked and saddened to hear of Denny's passing. He had a pleasant personality and strong leadership skills. He will be remembered for his contribution to the various organizations in our community. Sending caring sympathy to you all. Please be assured of our love and prayers. God Bless you !
Carol and Family,
Sorry to hear of Den's passing. Our thought are with you during this difficult time.
Earl and Melanie Boone
Carol and all the family so sorry to hear of Deny's passing thinking of you all in those difficult days, cherish all your precious memories to help you through the coming days. Moreen & Pierre Frenette
Carol,Steve, Mark and the Billard family, sorry to hear the news of Den’s passing, our sincere condolences to you all.
Den was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. We had many a good time wherever we went. God bless you all, RIP Den, till we meet again my friend.
Carol, Mrs Billard, Jolene & Family
With heartfelt sadness we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May you find strength in family and friends and knowing that others care.
Dan & Malinda Byrne
To Carol and family, we are sending sincere condolences to you all, please know you are in our thoughts at this sad time. The Seabright family
Carol, Steve, Mark, Mom B, Jolene, and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Denny's passing and share in the grief you must be feeling for such a loss. He had a big heart, a kindly disposition, and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He loved you all dearly and being a good family man was his priority. We fondly remember many years, dinners, dances, excursions, together and especially those at the Masonic Lodge. You were a true friend to Geoff and he loved you like a brother. We are going to have a little dance in the den here now, to one of your favourite dance songs, have a little cry, and celebrate all the cherished memories you have blessed us with. You were one of God's best!
You Tube: Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor), by Robert Palmer
Mark, Steve & Carol, we are thinking about you all at this difficult time. Jill Wells-Syed & Family
Carol and family, sorry to hear of Den’s passing, always enjoyed being in his company, a great mason and shriner,
please accept our sincere condolences.
Carol, Steve, Mark and Family, so very saddened to hear of Den's passing. My thoughts are with you all during this sad time. I will Always fondly remember his pleasant company and wonderful personality, and hours spent at Gander Masonic Lodge. He shared with me many wonderful times of meeting Carol, the boys growing up and keeping him young. His Family was his world, and it showed . I'm sure many memories will be of great comfort to you all.
Sorry to hear of Denny's passing. Condolences to all the family. May fond memories keep you comforted.
Mom B, Carol, Jolene, Stephen, Mark, Jacquie, the three little ones, Friends, extended Family, Brethren all, please accept my sincere condolences regarding the recent passing of my Friend and a Brother in the Craft, Brother Den Billard. It was my privilege to propose Den for Membership in Saint John’s Lodge No.1. Working with Den, first at Crosbie Job Insurance Ltd., and than later on, again with him in support of Billard Insurance Agency Ltd., was a pleasure. I can only imagine the struggle and frustrations that you and your Family have endured, watching Den slipping away from us all, over the past almost twelve years. Den certainly packed a lot of living into his 74 years and I was privileged to have known his company. God bless you all and may the soul of the Dearly Departed Rest in Peace, for our Brother has laid down his Working Tools.
Ted Davis & Family
St. John’s, NL. Canada
This was one of Denny’s favorite tunes and whenever we were on the road and it came on the radio, he would crank it up and play the air drums, mostly to drown out the incessant beeping of the seatbelt alarm, I suspect. ;)
It will always remind me of his Spirit and Energy. Rock on, Denny.
Carol and family, my deepest condolences to you, the boys and family. I have so many fond memories of Gerry and I with you and Den, way back in the 1960’s!! We had such good times. Also remember “the foursome in highschool”, Den, Mike Byrne, Ivan March and Gerry!! A force to contend with. Those memories will last forever!
He will always be in your hearts and memories will help you heal!
Carol, Steve, Mark, Jackie and family,
I was so very sad to learn of Den's passing. I have fond memories of him from growing up and spending time with Steve on Solberg Crescent in Gander. Den was always very welcoming and sweet to me; a pleasure to have a chat with. He always wanted the best for Carol and his boys and he was a kind and giving man. He will be missed by many, no doubt. I am heartbroken for you all. You are in my prayers. Take good care of each other and yourselves in these difficult days.
Joanne (Anthony) Kelly
Carol, we were both very sorry to hear of Den’s passing. We have some fond memories of happy times at the Shrine Club with you both, and we shall miss Den’s big smile & welcoming hug. Condolences to you and the family, and please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. RIP Den.
Vyvyenne & Mike Bruce
Carol & Family : So saddened to learn of Denny’s passing. I know that your loss is deeply personal and there is also a great loss to our community & province at large. Take care. Bob
Carol and family, our sincere condolences. Den was a true friend to the very end, will miss his big smile and always warm greeting.
Bill Smith & Betty
So sad to hear of Denny's passing. I met Den and Carol many years ago through a very dear friend of mine Sherry. Always thought of him as such a gentleman, always a big smile. Sending thoughts and prayers to Carol, my friend Sherry and families.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Condolences to the families, R I P Den, I am richer through the many years of friendship and fellowship shared with you over many years
Keith Hancock and family.
Carol and family.
So sad to hear of Denny’s passing. Deepest Condolences to you all.
Carol & Family
We are so saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time, our sincerest condolences to you. We remember Denny as a happy go lucky guy.
Mike & Sonia Power
It is with a very heavy heart that we send our thoughts & prayers to you Carol, Stephen, Mark, Mom B, Jolene & Family,
So sad to hear of the passing of our dear, dear friend.
We all have our fond memories.
God Bless you all. RIP Denny.
Wayne & Trula
Carol and Family:
Saddened and shocked to hear of Denny's passing. He was a good friend and Buddy. Condolence to all the family. Rest in piece my friend. Gods speed.
Max and Sylvia
We wish to send our sincere condolences to Denny's wife Carol, Son's Stephen and Mark, Mother Mrs. Billard and sister Jolene. Also to his Grandchildren. Our prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Bert and Betty Elliott
Carol and family: We were shocked and saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. We trust you will find strength and peace in the wonderful years and memories you had and all the good times you spent together. May the love and support of family and friends help you during this very difficult time
Carol, Mrs. Billard , Jolene and families, Eric and I were saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. We hope all your beautiful family memories of Denny will help in your sorrow. We send our sincerest condolences to you at this time. Rest In Peace Denny
Carol, Margaret and Jolene I am so sorry to hear of Den's passing. He was a wonderful man and friend.
I worked with Den when he was in the Shriners and I would do the gifts for the children's Christmas party.
Our deepest condolences to you all.
Mona (Langdon) Chipman
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