Dennis Tylee

Obituary of Dennis Tylee

It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Dennis "Denny" Tylee at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto on August 12, 2018, after a battle with cancer at the age of 69 years.  He was the loving son of Ruby Tylee and predeceased father Royal Tylee.  Loving brother to Lloyd and his wife Barb, and uncle to Mike, Greg, Brett, and Grace.  He will be missed by his ex wife Pamela who helped him through his final days (months).  Dennis will be missed by family, friends, and all the students he taught for many years at Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School.  Dennis was born and raised in Smithville, Ontario and moved to Toronto in the early 1970s to pursue his passion of teaching high school in Toronto.  We will always cherish our many memories of him.  Dennis was a fun-loving person and a man of many talents which included excelling in hockey and fastball.  He played on many championship teams over the years, however, the moment he cherished most was being named MVP in the top flight Senior Big Four Fastball League in 1969 while still being a junior at the age of 20.  He was more happy for Les Ruber, one of his best friends, being named coach of the year at the same time and the presentations took place at the famed B'nai B'rith Dinner in Hamilton.  Denny had many interests: enjoying golf, all sports, travelling everywhere around the world, and he loved good deep conversations and music.  Denny enjoyed life!  His family thanks Dr. Kotzer and the wonderful, supportive staff at the Mount Sinai Hospital.  In keeping with Denny's wishes, a cremation with no service has taken place.  Also in keeping with his wishes, we will celebrate his life at a later date with his very best friends that he grew up with playing Junior "A" fastball.  It will be an evening to tell "Denny" stories and there will be many, many of them.  As numerous friends have stated -- this is just so Denny.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 

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