Dean passed away peacefully on September 12th, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and siblings. He fought hard against cancer showing a massive amount of perseverance, determination and faith. He continued to be grateful and make the most of each day while never complaining about his pain and discomfort.

Dean was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba on July 6, 1962 to parents Dell and James (Jim) King. He was the youngest of 7 children and moved to Victoria, B.C. when he was a baby. He attended Lake Hill Elementary and Reynolds School before starting a lifelong career in carpentry. He was a talented and creative carpenter and artist and passed along those passions and skills to his children. He lived life on his own terms and always stayed true to who he was. He would give you the shirt off his back and always hugged you tight.

Dean loved unconditionally and was a very proud Dad to Amanda (Mike), James (Kelsey), Jillian (Jordan), Allexys (Dan), and Naythan (Rosie); and loving Papa to Mason, Charlie, Henry, Rosie, Ruth, Elijah, Lincoln and Olivia.

What we will remember above all else is his immeasurable strength, cheeky wink and smile, his encouragement and support, unconditional love, ability to make friends wherever he went, his love of travelling to Hawaii and exploring Vancouver Island’s back roads, fishing and camping trips, how he always tried to see the good in others and how he would always try to cheer you up.

Heartfelt thanks to Nurse Practitioner Jill at the BC Cancer Agency as well as all the wonderful staff on 8S at the Jubilee Hospital especially Nurses Chelsea and Danielle.

A Memorial will be held on Saturday November 12th at Glad Tidings Church/Coastline Church at 845 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, B.C., at 1:00 pm, with refreshments to follow.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Maryanne

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to friends and family!

  • Tom Beggs

    Our sincere condolences to all the family. Our love and prayers to each one of you. Love Tom & Joan

  • Judy and Wayne Ayerst

    We were privileged have known Dean for many years, but more so recently, he helped James put an addition on our mobile home, he used to show up and just help out wherever he could. It was him that helped James figure out our roof line which we love! He also did our door casings and put up cupboard doors for us. He was an amazing carpenter! So we have a lot of Dean in our house.
    Our deepest condolences to the whole family for such a great loss.
    Sadly We are unable to make it to the memorial, our thoughts and prayers our with you all

  • Hilda Flett

    Hilda Flett

    It was.sad to hear you had left this world and also to have met you and knowing you were from Manitoba ..Rest in Peace Dean ,

  • Mara

    Me, Nala and Jason are sending you and your family the most love. your daddy sounded like an amazing man and I’m so happy he got to meet Eli. hugs.

  • David Ranger

    To all the experience shared between Dean,myself and many other friends, memories that will be cherished for a long time to come.
    Many thoughts that still bring a smile to my face, as well as, oh my god did that really happen !.
    Find peace and love back in the loving arms of your mom and dad..memories of working beside your dad painting, your brother and you..I will cherish..
    David Ranger

  • Evangelina Nave

    Dearest Jill, I am so very sorry for your great loss. Life is never the same when we lose our beloved fathers but we can find peace knowing that they are always with us. I hope you find that peace. It is all around us in the most beautiful things we see. ☁️

  • Dean and Denise Wilson

    Dean left us and this world way too early, he always spoke proudly of all his kids. We are sorry for everyone’s loss. ✨

  • Colleen Feuz

    Love you Dean❤️ My condolences to all Deans family especially his kids and grandchildren, you were truly blessed and you have your memories to cherish always. ❤️

  • Dawn Wilson

    Awe yes, this is our Deano. Always a true friend, for my late husband, mine and so caring toward and about my children and family. He always talked about his children and grandbabies. He loved nature even rats lol. I miss you friend, I miss you. God love you xox

  • Robyn

    So proud of my baby brother who was never afraid to tell others of his faith. He has a crown in heaven for those he led to Christ !

    Sorry I can’t be there family but grateful for my time with him.

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