It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Denis Olorenshaw earlier this year. Denis was a very familiar face to everyone involved in ACMO during our formative years. His dedication and talents helped develop the CM Magazine and his presence behind the camera at ACMO events helped us mark the time as the Association grew.
Denis was born, raised and educated in London, England before joining the Royal Air Force at the start of the Second World War. During his Air Force service, he was sent to PEI for training and later transferred to Goderich, Ontario in 1943. While on leave in Toronto he met and married his late wife Lois of 59 years.
He was then stationed back to London at the end of the War and Lois emigrated to England where they lived in Benson, Oxford. As they started their family they returned to Toronto and Denis spent 60 years in business as a journalist and publisher, plus a successful career in advertising where he worked for Canadian Admiral Appliances and Televisions for 28 years as their advertising manager. He took great joy in travelling, photography and writing.
Denis began his service as ACMO’s publications editor in 1989 and served the association with pride until his retirement in 2005. In 2003, Denis received the Presidents Award for his contributions to ACMO. Whether by writing or editing articles for CM Condominium Manager, by selling advertising for the magazine, by working to boost its circulation or by adding more newsletters to the ACMO publications mix, Denis worked to promote professional condominium management and ACMO since the day he became involved, 30 years ago.
Submitted by Dean McCabe, RCM and ACMO Vice President