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DEDINSKY, Louis Peter

In memory of Louis Peter Dedinsky, beloved husband, adored father, loving grandfather, and life-long educator, who surrendered peacefully to the Lord on August 6, 2016. He was born on March 13, 1926 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He will be missed by his loving daughters Stacy Jaschke (Ken), Susan Bowser (Dave), daughter–in-law Janet, and grandchildren: Michael, Amanda (Aaron), Jennifer, Chris, Geoff, and Samara. He was predeceased by his brother Tom, sister Marguerite, wife Ethel of 49 years, son Greg, and granddaughter Courtney. He began teaching in Surrey in 1947 and moved to Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Trail and then back to Kelowna. In 1959 he became the youngest principal in Kelowna, opening up George Elliot High School. He then became principal of Kelowna Secondary School before moving to the Board Office as Director of Secondary Instruction. Louis co-authored the brief to the Giles Commission, which lead to the creation of the Okanagan College. He was also one of the founding members of COBS – the Central Okanagan Bursary Society. To complete his incredible professional career, he left the board office in 1977 and went back to teaching and counselling, his true passion. After 36 years of teaching he became Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Nelson, and ended his career in that capacity.

There will be a Funeral Service at St. Charles Garnier, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna on Thursday, August 11th at 11:00 am followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the B.C. Cancer Agency, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna B.C. V1Y-5L3. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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The service for DEDINSKY, Louis Peter is scheduled for St. Charles Garnier Parish. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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3645 Benvoulin Road

Kelowna, BC


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  • Jannette Lucas says:

    Sorry to here of your dad’s passing – how wonderful that he saw Amanda married just recently and lived such a full life. I have very fond memories of plying cards by the hour in your home. He was a kind, patient man, and of course a wonderful teacher. (Runs in the family!) Thoughts are with you – Jannette and Glen

    • sue bowser says:

      Thank you so much. I know it meant a lot to Amanda and Aaron to. You have seen our family through a lot of situations and I still remember Stacy and greg playing scrub ball with you in your horses corrall. I was not aloud to play because of my age. But I still remember stories. lol Thanks again

  • Cyril Chalk says:

    Dear Stacy, Susan, and families.
    I was so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I always enjoyed my conversations with him and especially appreciated his encouragement as I began my teaching career. May he rest in peace hearing our Lord’s blessing: “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” And may grace and peace be your portion during these days

  • Sarah Parmar says:

    Stacy and family- my love and thoughts are with you and all
    If your family. I am away and will it be able to attend the service but please know how much you are loved. Xoxo Sarah

  • Dale and Elaine Maxwell says:

    Susie, Stacy,and families
    So sorry for your loss. You will have so many wonderful memories to share with each other, keeping his memory alive. Dale and Elaine

  • Terry Ogden says:

    Dear Stacy,Susan and families, Sorry to read about your dad. We had a good visit with him the morning we left Kelowna last fall. Our chit chats always seemed to end up about school stuff or old time family memories. Take care and remember all the good times! Terry and Barb

  • Carmelle says:

    So sorry for your loss, Stacy,
    Your dad sure was an amazing man with many accomplishments and contributions to education. Thinking of you all. xo Carmelle

  • Donna Muleady says:

    I am just learning about your father. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts along with your family. I wish I lived closer so I could be with you. I know I am not close but if you want to talk please just call me. Love to you and the family. We will talk soon, call if you need a shoulder. xoxo

  • Ivars Dravinskis says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We last saw and visited your dad at Cottonwoods while also visiting our mother. My memory goes way back to your mom and dad living across the street from Rutland High School. Your dad hired me in 1972 to teach at K.L.O junior secondary. It was an honour to get to meet you three as you grew up in Kelowna at K.L.O. And OKM. We are unable to attend your dad’s service as we are travelling to Edmonton. We hope you will forever tell your kids how great their grand parents were.

    Ivars & Sue Dravinskis

    • sue Bowser says:

      Thank you for your message. We do tell the grand kids how special they are and they know it from Dad and mom’s love. Ivars you were also a special teacher to Greg and I. Thank you guys for your kind words and Dad always spoke highly of you.
      Thank you Sue

  • Marlene Kish says:

    To Stacy, Susan and all family members,
    My deepest condolences and prayers are with you during your loss.Lou was my math teacher in Rutland Senior High ,great teacher and an awesome person , He was well liked. Also knew your wonderful Mother Ethel { Effie ] as we called her.There both together now. May the Lord Bless you all, and give you Strength and Wonderful Memories to Cheerish .

  • John Mutter says:

    Lou hired me to SD 23 in the spring of 1974. Later, I had the privilege of teaching with him at KLO Secondary. Lou was passionate about teaching and finding ways of making each day better for every student, parent and teacher he came in contact with. Lou was an inspiration to me as a teacher and administrator.

  • Gail Williamson says:

    Sue and Stacy,
    My childhood is filled with happy memories at your house and I can still hear your mom and dads voices as they laughed with us but sometimes gave us the stern “Susan!” My love goes out to you all. Gail

  • Laura Daminato says:

    Dearest Stacey and family,
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Stacey. Lou was such a wonderful and remarkable man and I’ll always remember him fondly from our St. Joe days together. So sorry I was out of town and unable to attend his service. God bless you and your family. You are on my mind and in my heart and always in my prayers. Much love to you,
    Laura Daminato

  • Elgin Parker says:

    Dear Stacy,
    Sorry I missed the celebration of your special “Dad’s” life. I visited him a couple times at Cotton Woods last spring. That was great! I well remember the day he hired me. (June 1964 KSS). And as you know I have other memories via you. I have been blessed by knowing him.

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