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.”
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.