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A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11:00 am, at Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Catholic Church, 2547 Hebert Rd, West Kelowna, BC. It will be followed by a luncheon by the CWL in the OLOL parish hall (School Gym). Mass will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person. (www.ololwestkelowna.com) The link will allow people to attend the online mass.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 11:00 am, at Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Road, followed by a reception in the church hall. This celebration will also be Livestreamed (scroll down to see the Livestream)


On May 12, 2022, Deirdre (née Crickmay) Wannop, 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Vancouver, BC, Deedee moved to West Kelowna in 1973, and there she attended George Pringle High School, where she made many lifelong friends. She met Peter in late 1974, and they married March 25, 1978. Together they raised four beautiful children, all of whom married, and Deedee and Peter have been blessed with 7 grandchildren.

Guiding and loving children was Deedee’s gift and passion. She made a significant contribution to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church as children’s liturgy leader/teacher for over 30 years. She was involved with the Westside Days Royalty Society, helping to guide young ladies, and over the last 23 years, Deedee was a noon hour supervisor at Lakeview Heights Elementary and Hudson Road Elementary. Her seven (7) grandchildren were her special treasures, and she put them ahead of everything else.

Left to mourn the loss of her giving, loving, and honest nature are Peter, her husband of 44 years; their children Andrea (Chris) Henders, Michael (Julie) Wannop, Elizabeth (Jay) Morrison, and James (Kassie) Wannop; her grandchildren Ruby, Elliot, India, Grace, Petra, Violet, and Stevie. She is also survived by siblings Moira (Graham) Nixon, Timothy Crickmay, Jamie (Cathy) Crickmay, Tessa Gillespie, Paula (Peter) Kast; and her brothers- and sisters-in-law Jane Towse, John (Jeanette) Wannop, Marg (Mark) Flett, George Wannop, and James Wannop; as well as numerous loving nieces & nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Allison Pasenau; Dr. Tim Wood, Dr. Brett Phillips, the Palliative Home Care Staff, especially RN Ann; lifelong friend Dr. Linda (Huva) Horspool; the staff at Kelowna General Hospital and Okanagan Hospice House; and especially her sister Paula, and sisters-in-law Marg & Jeanette for their numerous hours of care for Deedee in her final months.

Deirdre was predeceased by her parents Michael & Joan Crickmay, and her parents-in-law Bob and Evelyn Wannop.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Food for Thought/Hope For The Nations or CAC – Child Advocacy Centre.

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  • Paula Kast says:

    “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories”
    Love you forever.
    With much love
    Paula and Peter

  • Diana Monk says:

    We, as a family, are shocked and saddened to hear about Deedee’s passing. I can speak confidently on behalf of the Lakeview Heights area as Deedee was a genuine, giving, caring, positive and supportive individual in this community. She always had a smile on her face and expressed interest into every family member and child that she met and was involved with. Deedee, along with Peter, raised 4 great kids. This family was truly a legacy in the community of Lakeview Heights due to their humbleness, kindness and faith in humanity. We send our love, prayers and condolences during this time of loss and grief. This community has lost a very special soul. May Deedee rest in peace and may Peter, the kids and grandchildren carry on her legacy for the positive influence and impact that has been left in this community.

  • Diane Parker says:

    Peter and family. It is with sadness I hear of the oassing of DeedeeI am sure she will be be missed by many. May she rest now.

  • Rick Reece says:

    My deepest condolences to your family. Deedee was a magnificent person and I feel blessed to have know her
    Rick Reece

  • Bev and z Ken Holland says:

    Peter we are so sad to hear of Deedee’s passing. She was such a lovely person. We loved her kind friendly nature as our kids did as well. Our four spent many hours at your home when they were growing up and loved being with Deedee. She will be sorely missed by so many. Our hearts ache for you and your family. May will find a little peace in the wonderful memories and pictures that you have to hold on to.. Love Ken and Bev

  • Richards Family says:

    Dear Peter,
    We were very sad to hear that your sweet Deedee had passed away. We send you our deepest condolences and thank you for being a part of our happy Boucherie memories. Faces, smiles and memories will always be alive in our hearts from all who have gone before us. Your friends Betty, Debbie, Ted and Michelle Richards.

  • randy and colleen kleckner says:

    Peter and family sorry for this sad loss… Deedee will be missed so very much… Such a kind giving person. She will be always be remembered with love.

  • K. Morden says:

    I am truly sorry to hear about Deedee. She was a very special person. Remembering her as a parent and lunchtime supervisor. Deedee will be missed. My sincere condolences. K. Morden

  • Jeff and Lisa Fletcher says:

    We are so sad to hear of this and have so many fond memories of Deedee. We wish the family so much love during this time and are thinking of you all.

  • Tony Stewart says:

    Dear Peter and Family, Deedee was such a special person and touched many hearts. As one of the many Lakview Heights Esso staff members who had the privilege to work for you I always held a special spot for Deedee. An incredible lady who raised a great family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Crystal Carson says:

    I will miss Deedee. and our conversations. I love your family very much. You very close to my heart. My thoughts and love and prayers surround you and yours.

  • Kandy (Kreibom) Norick says:

    Peter and family heartfelt condolences to you at this difficult time of losing DeeDee. Although I haven’t seen her since High School I remember her as ever positive and a warm bright spirit. May the many memories of her bring you comfort in the days to come.

  • The McLachlan family says:

    So saddened by her passing. DeeDee was such a kind, giving person. She always had smile and something positive or humorous to say to lighten your day. She was a beautiful person. She will forever be remembered. All our love to you Peter, and to the family.

  • Dana (Betuzzi) Kruiper says:

    Dear Peter and Family,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences as you mourn the passing of Deedee. The world has truly lost a beautiful soul. She was always kind, friendly and caring, and who can forget those amazing eyes that exuded such warmth? May your memories offer you some degree of comfort during the most difficult moments.

  • Kim & Susan Purchase says:

    Peter, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Deedee, we have only just heard. She was a treasured individual, my mom & dad very fond of you both, for many years in our family. Fondly remembered by myself over much of my lifetime, always smiling. Knowing of her situation many months ago, we can think now that she is finally at peace. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family.

  • Samantha Spencer says:

    Deedee was the most beautiful woman inside and out. She was so warm and loving, you could feel it just from her smile. We feel so lucky to have known her and to have had her influence as kids growing up in Lakeview Heights.. We will hold the memories We have of her close to our heart. Sending all our love to Liz, Mike, Andrea, Jamie, Peter and the rest of the family xoxo From Sam and Ashley Weeks

  • NancyNickel says:

    Deedee was so awesome, I worked with her at Hudson Elem. it was a wonderful time, it was a treasure time in my life .She will be greatly missed .,Send all our love &prayers to all the family .

  • the Hauca family says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Deedee. She was a wonderful guide for our kids and many others through the Sunday morning children’s liturgy and we remember her fondly. A beautiful soul and new angel to watch over us all. God bless you Deede, and thank you for touching our lives in such a kind and beautiful way. =]]

  • the Hauca family says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Deedee. She was a wonderful guide for our kids and many others through the Sunday morning children’s liturgy and we will always remember her fondly. A beautiful soul and new angel to watch over us all. God bless you Deedee, and thank you for touching our lives in such a kind and beautiful way. =]]

  • Cel Teigen says:

    Peter and family
    So very sorry to hear of Deedee’s passing. My thoughts and my prayers are with you during this very difficult time

  • Sandra Mendoza says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of DeeDee. We enjoyed many chats after masses at Our Lady of Lourdes. Always a smile and positive attitude.
    Oliver and Sandra Mendonza

  • Tim and Jan Araki says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace and strength during this difficult time.

  • Carrie Phare says:

    Dee dee is a beautiful soul. I’ll always remember her as a giving kind liturgy teacher and a wonderful lady. Blessings to the family x

  • Lynn says:

    Deedee, your quick smile, musical laugh, kind heart, giving personality and soothing words will be missed by so many. Your parting leaves a huge hole in many lives. May the many wonderful memories that family and friends have bring comfort in the days ahead. You will live on in so many hearts. Condolences to all.
    Lynn and Ian

  • Tanya Groetchen says:

    Sending deepest condolences to the entire family. I have fond memories of DeeDee and her kind, caring heart, always looking out for others. Sending love xo
    Tanya Groetchen

  • Donna & Bruce Lind says:

    We are so very sorry for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Louise and Scott says:

    Scott, Jess and I were so sad to hear of Deedee’s passing. Deedee was beautiful , kind, generous, gentle and sweet. Our thoughts and love are with you all as you grieve. Much love xo

  • Gaby Sasso says:

    May the shine of her smile illuminate the path of all of her beloved family and friends.
    My condolences to you al

  • Patzy (Mahoney) Hewitson says:

    Deedee’s warm, humble, loving nature is one that sticks with you for a lifetime. I am blessed to have known her and have the impact on my life at such a young age. Bless you all as you celebrate the life of an incredible woman. We mourn the loss alongside you, as the heavens rejoice at gaining such a beautiful soul. ❤️

  • Graham and Kelly Todd says:

    You are all in our thoughts at this time , So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful mom, grandma ,Wife and friend ❤️Deedee was such a wonderful person , great memories of times at Lakeview Elementary . We will miss her, find peace in your wonderful memories . With sympathy, Graham and Kelly Todd

  • Tessa Gillespie says:

    Thank you, Peter, Andrea, Michael, Lizzie and Jamie for sharing Deedee with us. She gave so selflessly to all and never said, “No” ~ just wasn’t in her vocabulary. Deedee has left us with so much love that we can see in all of you, in your spouses and your beautiful children. We will always remember that love and keep it in our hearts.

  • Leann & Chuck Owenson says:

    Peter and Family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Deedee was a wonderful Lady and he has touched so many people with her wonderful spirit and beautiful heart, she will be missed by all. Deedee you will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Chuck and Leann

  • Andrea Spencer says:

    And so she soars. Sending love, Liz, to you and all the family and friends for whom Deedee loved.

  • David Bartle says:

    Our condolences.

  • Jamie Crickmay says:

    The Heavens are Bright with the Shining Stars of Ancestors. Newly Blazing is Our Deirdre.

  • Clare Fuller says:

    To Peter and all the family. You were truly blessed with a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Deedee was a wonderful human being! I loved visits with her and her openness to welcoming me in her home. I always left wishing I could stay longer in her company. I am so so sorry and sad for your loss.

  • Carol Borghesi says:

    “Sail on Silver Girl , Sail on by” Brought me to tears of gratitude and joy for those years I knew Deedee well. A beautiful soul at 13 and a beloved friend for always. We were cheerleaders together at that age. Deedee carried the role of cheering for loved ones into the rest of her life. We are all the better for it and for loving and being loved by her. She’ll be in the songs I sing to my grandkids. Thanks Deedee . Love you Carol Judd Borghesi

  • Donna Purll says:

    I just watched the replay of the celebration of life., such beautiful memories for the family. I only knew DeeDee through her husband Peter when Peter ran the Esso Station in Kelowna. I remember her coming in with her children when they were young. I do hope your family will heal from the heartache I am sure you are feeling at this time. My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Sincerely , Donna Purll (Salmon)

  • Lynn Hubick says:

    So sad to hear of Dee Dee’s passing. I have fond memories of Dee Dee, as we were Cheerleaders together in High School. She always had a big smile….I always thought she was so beautiful, inside and out! My heart goes out to Peter and all her Family in this difficult time.
    My deepest Sympathies, Lynn Hubick

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