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Obituary: Forrest Dean Oberson —1953 to 2022

A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 10, 2022, at 2 p.m.
Forrest Dean Oberson.022-07-14 at 12.27.51 PM
Forrest Dean Oberson.

Our hearts are broken, and life will never be the same as we announce that Dean Oberson died peacefully at home in Pemberton, B.C., on June 28, 2022.

Dean was a loving, generous and thoughtful man and was deeply loved by his family and many friends.

Born May 29, 1953, in Saskatoon, SK, Dean moved to Pemberton, B.C. at the age of four with his parents and younger brother Drew.

Dean lived in Pemberton all his life and loved the mountains and being outdoors, hiking, skiing, biking and just being in nature.

He started his career as a trained chef, and then became a skilled carpenter and equipment operator who was always in demand.  

In his later years, Dean could often be found spending time with his beloved dog Myka walking along the river, enjoying his beautiful backyard, and having wiener roasts. He always expressed his gratitude and appreciation for life and all those close to him.

Above all, he loved his family and friends deeply and never missed an opportunity to express it.

Dean will be profoundly missed by his partner Karen Howe, mother Audrey Oberson, brother Drew Oberson (Corinne), sister Jan Oberson (Dennis Dandeneau) and nephews Braden Oberson (Veronica Lobkova), Aaron Oberson (Lucy Hawksbee), Austin Oberson, Riley Peterson (Olivia Kester), and niece Aja Peterson (Bryn Ossington) and grand niece Myra Ossington.

He was predeceased by his father, Warner Oberson. He will also be missed by his extended family and many, many friends.

A heartfelt and special thank you to Dr. Bohn, the nursing and kitchen staff who cared for Dean so very well at Squamish General Hospital and to his caregivers during his last days in Pemberton.

Dean was ever so grateful.

A celebration of life will be held at Drew and Corrine Oberson's, 1647 Portage Rd. Pemberton, B.C. on Sept. 10, 2022, at 2 p.m.

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