Dean Allister Parfeniuk

On July 2,2015 we said good-bye to a wonderful, loving husband, father, son, friend and person. Dean was born in Castlegar BC on September 14, 1958 and moved to Vancouver in 1977 to attend UBC. He obtained his PhD in Plasma Physics in 1987. He was a well respected physicist and holds many patents. Over the years he worked at Vortek Industries, Nokia and General Fusion.

He will be terribly missed by his wife Sandy, children Talia and Myles; his parents Walter and Ruth Parfeniuk (Castlegar); brothers Brian (Castlegar); Chris (Michigan) and many other family members and friends. We wish to say a special thanks to Dr Joan Eddy and the TriCities Palliative Team who were very supportive in Dean’s final days. We would also like to thank the many family and friends who have been so caring and helpful.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the TriCities Palliative Team by calling the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation (604-469-3128) or emailing them at ( Please state Dean Parfeniuk and TriCities Home Health when making a donation. In memory of Dean a service will be held on August 10, 2015 at 1:30pm at King of Life Lutheran Church, 1198 Falcon Dr, Coquitlam BC. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome.

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