Brent Deinstadt was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Helen and Alvin Deinstadt. Brent grew up on Vancouver Island just south of Nanaimo.
Brent met and fell in love with his wife Christine in 1977 and they married in 1980. He trained and became a paramedic in Ladysmith and worked his way up to Superintendent over 20 years. He decided at that point to change directions, received his MBA and became a hospital manager/director. He continued to upgrade his education and trained in HR while continuing to work. When he received his HR designation he changed careers again and came to Dawson Creek as HR Director for Northern Lights College. He worked hard and eventually became Vice President Corporate Services there. He treasured his job at NLC and had planned to stay there until retirement.
He loved Dawson Creek and was involved with the community including being an active member of the Hospital Foundation Board and recently joining the Chamber of Commerce.
Brent passed away on May 30th 2014 at the age of 53. Brent is survived by his wife Christine, his daughters Anastacia and Tamsin, his son Alex, his son-in-law Bryan Clarke, and his grandchildren Brody and Cole. He is also survived by his father Alvin, his brothers Wes and Bruce and his sister Betty, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Brent was predeceased by his mother, Helen. Brent will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers we have set up an education fund for Alex’s future schooling. If you would like to contribute the information is:
RBC Account Number (Transit) 01680 (Account) 5065180
People can direct deposit to this account or if anyone wants to give cheques, they can be made out to Christine Deinstadt and on the Memo line please write ’In Trust for Alex Deinstadt.’
We will be having a celebration of Brent’s life on Saturday, June 7th 2014 at 3:00 pm at the South Peace United Church 1300 – 104th Avenue Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
– LM Montgomery