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Zukowski, Dean

June 22, 1985 — May 13, 2023

Dean was born on June 22, 1985, and passed away on May 13, 2023, at his home in Kelowna, BC at the age of 37. He will be forever loved and remembered by his parents, Dwayne and Donna, his older brother Matt (Mel), nephews Harleigh and Kaiden, his younger brother Jason, and his godparents Ron and Sharon Stevenson and Helen Spasoff. Dean is remembered and loved by many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Dean was known for his kind heart with a gentle, compassionate, appreciative spirit. Dean loved the Okanagan, the lake, the mountains, and the orchards. Dean felt he lived in the most beautiful community and recognized and spoke about small acts of kindness encountered every day. In his younger years, he was an avid snowboarder, swimmer, and rugby player, and we will be seeing Dean in all the old familiar places where he loved to walk. Dean’s love of the outdoors is reflected in the creative poems and stories he left for his family and friends to enjoy.

Dean is now at rest in his heavenly home, with Jesus, and we hold him close within our hearts, our minds, and our spirit.

The family invites you to gather and celebrate Dean’s life on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 1:00 pm at St. George’s Anglican Church, 3690 Brown Rd, West Kelowna, BC.

In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to our local Camp Owaissi, www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/t/82815?v2=true, or you may choose a charity near and dear to your heart, in memory of Dean.

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Friday, June 16, 2023, at 1:00 pm

St. George’s Anglican Church, 3690 Brown Rd, West Kelowna, BC.

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The service for Zukowski, Dean is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. George’s Anglican Church, 3690 Brown Rd, West Kelowna, BC.

3690 Brown Rd, West Kelowna, BC.


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  • Jordan Naylor says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Dwayne, Donna, Matt and Jason. I’ve got nothing but good memories of staying up late with Dean and my brother playing Nintendo and having water fights in the summer all those years ago. I will always remember what a gentle and kind soul Dean was to me.
    I hope he rests easy.

    -Jordan Naylor

  • Debra Jaskow-Naylor says:

    I am heartbroken to hear of Dean’s passing. I am so sorry for your family’s loss and have nothing but fond memories of the time Dean was around us through the years. He was a good friend of my kids and he is gone far too soon. My deepest condolences to you all.

  • Linda McLaughlin says:

    My deepest condolences to the whole family! My heart is breaking for you. May the good memories help to sustain you as you move ahead . Love you. My prayers are with you.

  • Adesh Vora says:

    Dear Donna and Family
    On behalf of SRx and my family, I would like to give condolences to your family. May God give you the strength to overcome your pain.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Adesh Vora and Family

  • Darren wayne Kuhn says:

    I remember Dean and your family…. I am sorry for your loss

    • Becky Perfilow says:

      My heart goes out to you all. Sometimes we can only be thankful for the time we had. My journey is teaching me to Remember them at at our best. 🫂🫂

  • Dwight Ferris and Martin Russell says:

    Sending our deepest condolences, love, support and prayers to Donna, Dwayne, Matt and Jason plus your entire extended families. May you all be embraced by light and warmth through your lose – know your are surrounded by those who care and love you all – your family and friends always are here for you ➕🕊

  • Darlene Kuhn says:

    Dwayne,Donna,Matt and Jason and Family,So Very Saddened for you all,I will never forget that Cute Little Dean,his adorable smile,all the fun times we had and our kids had with yours.Heartfelt Sympathy.
    Darlene Kuhn

  • Marilyn Triggs says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you, Donna, and your family – I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Tyler Naylor says:

    Donna, Dwanye, Matthew and Jason, I am very sorry to hear about Deans passing. I know you’ll look back at the good times and remember his smile and laughter for the years to come. Dean you were my childhood best friend. I am going to miss you. Thank you for hanging out with me. I wish I had tried to say hello the last time I saw you.

  • Kathie and Bob Houston says:

    Our hearts go out to you Donna, Dwayne, Mathew and Jason and family. We remember young Dean and his sweet personality so well. We have many fond memories of Dean and the boys and all the fun that they had on Horizon Drive. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Kathie, Bob, Graham and Craig Houston

  • Theresa McGinley says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Dean’s family. Dean will be remembered by me for his gentleness, his kindness and his love for his mum. Rest easy Dean.

  • Rita Harrison says:

    Donna and Dwayne, I am so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. May God be with you during this very difficult time. I hold you in my heart and prayers.

  • Valerie Hayes says:

    Sending love, prayers and condolences to Dwayne, Donna, Matt, Jason and their partners, as well as the rest of the family. When I think of Dean’s gentle spirit and his passing, it brings these verses to mind from Matthew 5: 3-5
    “3 – Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
    4 – Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted
    5 – Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
    And to Dwayne and Donna and the rest of the family God’s word and promises are a comfort – Romans 8: 18
    ” For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us”.
    I am thinking of all of you, and how our hearts and memories are joined as family, and a larger network, whose lives are touched by both the struggles, and the joy as we remember Dean. He was humble and kind, and as a little boy, he asked the most comical questions.. I am forever thankful for God’s promises, knowing he has abundant love, compassion and mercy. May God bless you and uplift you during this time of sorrow. Sending much love from Auntie Val

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