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KROETSCH, Dustin Trevor

December 12, 1973 — November 28, 2013

Dustin Trevor Kroetsch fulfilled his journey on November 28, 2013 at the age of 39. He leaves behind his loving wife Christa Taylor-Kroetsch and his doggy son Indiana Bones. He was deeply loved and will be missed by his family including his mom, Carol Shemley (Graham), his dad, Rick Kroetsch (Mel), his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Irv and Pat Taylor, his grandmother – Gerry Grandma, his sisters Julee Richmond (Don) and Sheri Robinson (Russ), his brother Shayne Robinson, his sister and brother-in-law, Julia Gurak (Dean), his nieces and nephews, Ethan, Liam, Logan, Vann, Sadie, Aliyah, Sloane, and Dylan, his aunts and uncles, Julie (Michael), Terry (Glen), Joan (Adolf), Wally, Tom (Bida), Doug (Kathy), Stan (Sandra), Leonard (Sandra), Alan (Marlene), Laurence (Andrea) and Tom Doherty. Dustin will also be missed by his many cousins and friends galore. Dustin was predeceased by the grandparents he adored, Gene and Audrey Kroetsch, and his first doggy son, Mr. Cheeks. Anyone wishing to view Dustin and say goodbye can do so at the Springfield Funeral Home, located at 2020 Springfield Road on Monday, December 9th from 10am to 12pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Coast Capri hotel from 1pm to 4:30pm. Doors open at 1pm, with the celebration commencing at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the MS Society or the French Bulldog Rescue Network.

As a well-respected member of the international tattoo community, Dustin has literally left his mark on many people.

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Monday, December 9, 2013 from 10am to 12pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Monday, December 9, 2013 from 1pm to 4:30pm

Coast Capri Hotel

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for KROETSCH, Dustin Trevor is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2013 from 1pm to 4:30pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Coast Capri Hotel

1171 Harvey Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Tom Harvey says:

    We are all better people for knowing him. A gifted artist and one of the best people I have ever met. Walking into the shop over the last 13 years he made me feel like a long lost friend everytime. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss.

  • kristina marie says:

    Dustin i will always remeber you and your beautifull art work. You have touched so many people over the years. Its a shame you didnt get to 40 . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. You will be missed greatly.

  • Jack McKenna says:

    Thinking of you.


  • Bev Conzevoy says:

    Julee and family. So sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Bev Conzevoy

  • Eddie/ Helen beattie says:

    Thinking of you and your family

  • Jodi (Cundy) Fayant says:

    It was a pleasure growing up with you. We had so many laughs. Vancouver with you was memorable. Miss you. My thoughts go out to your family.

  • Cam Faber says:

    To Dustin’s family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t see Dustin often, but when we did run into each other, good times were always had. He will be missed.

  • Leah Todd says:

    We haven’t met but I knew Dustin because he was a friend of my daughter, Kim Todd, who died in a car accident in 2010. I remember Dustin as witty and fun-loving. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Tanya Gates says:

    Dustin did amazing things for our community and his presence will resonate through the tattoo community for many years to come. I’m sorry for your loss and my thoughts go out to the family who must continue on without him.

  • KevDee says:

    I still think of you everyday! I love and miss you so much D… love always..

  • Kev Dee says:

    Not a day passes that I don’t think of you old friend. Feel so lucky to have had you in my life. I love and miss you D…Always
    and Foreva eva…

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