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Obituary for Dennis "Big Dawg" Fairall

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share in the passing of Dennis Fairall on November 6, 2020. In his 67 years he has been blessed with his immediate family and an extensive extended family of athletes, coaches and friends. Dennis was a devoted husband to his wife Janet (nee Sivyer), and a loving father to Jeremy (Michael) and Erin (Chad Thibert). He was blessed with two granddaughters, Sophie and Evie, who brought laughter and joy to his heart. Loving brother of Lynne Robertson, the late Robert, and their families.

A dear friend said, ‘Dennis’ life will not only be measured by the accolades and titles he won, but in the number of lives he influenced over the years. Dennis has been my coach, mentor, father figure and dear friend for as long as I can remember. So much of what I have in my life, both personally and professionally, I owe to Dennis.’

To honour Dennis, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Dennis Fairall Track and Field Scholarship at the University of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Donate directly online or by cheque. Cheques can be made payable to: University of Windsor – Fairall Scholarship

Please click here to make a donation in honour of Dennis

On Thursday November 12, 2020 & Friday November 13, 2020 reservations and personal face coverings are required to attend visitation, Thursday from 7 pm and 9 pm & Friday from 3 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private service will be on Saturday November 14, 2020 and will be livestreamed from The University of Windsor, Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse at 1:00pm.

Click here to view the livestream of the Service for Dennis Fairall.

Dennis will be forever in our memories and hearts.
Be at peace, ‘Big Dawg.’