Dennis Laverick Obituary, Death – The staff, volunteers and board of trustees are all deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of our dear friend Dennis Laverick. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dennis’ family at this very sad time. Funeral arrangements will follow but, in the meantime, we thought we would share a few words about Dennis who has been a dear friend and supporter of the museum for many years.
We will always be grateful for having him in our lives but most of all for his loyalty, encouragement, and wicked sense of humor which brightened up anyone’s day. Dennis was a familiar face in the museum – you would often see him just popping into the museum to say hello or in the café catching up with fellow veterans. Over the years Dennis also became part of our team helping out with delivering events in the early days and responding to those late-night alarm calls even when they went off at 2am in the morning.
Dennis was and always will be a Fusilier through and through. He was immensely proud of his Fusilier roots and was delighted when we included some items from his family which are still in the main exhibition today. He was incredibly loyal and committed to everything he did in particular the Fusilier Association. He along with a team of people ran the Fusilier Association website for many years and created a wealth of regimental information.
He also organized regimental events for others to attend and was proud to take part in parades or ceremonies every year. He would always let us know if he came across any Fusilier Veterans that we didn’t know about and would help us to document their stories so they could be part of the collection for many years to come. Dennis the museum and the regiment will not be the same without you. We will all miss you dearly. Rest in Peace Dennis. Once a Fusilier, Always a Fusilier