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Dean Murray Book

February 9, 1973 - April 27, 2023


Dean Murray Book – beloved youngest son of Duane and Diana Book and dad to fur babies Nicholas, Benjamin, Sassy, Duke and Sabre – passed away April 27, 2023, after a nightmarish battle with cancer at the age of 50. Dean and his family moved to Penticton in the summer of 1990 from Loreburn, Saskatchewan and as Dean always said it was like pulling into California with the beautiful beaches, mountains, and lovely ladies. 

Dean excelled in sports and was a fan of even more. However, his biggest passion in life was for cars and racing – he was so immensely proud of his racing truck, which looked like a tank but won many races in Osoyoos – his reaction time off the line was always a winner. His willingness to help his fellow racers was always very present, as Dean was a respected mechanic at G & C Automotive and knew his trade – very well.  Dean’s other love was animals. He loved them all. His dream had been to win the Lotto Max and buy the Britco building and turn it into a safe retreat for any animal that needed a home.

Dean’s friendships were particularly important to him. Especially Lisa, who he referred to as his angel.  Best friends always and forever – Dean was always invigorated by Lisa’s positive attitude, strength and encouragement to think outside of the box and take a risk.  “Hold my beer, I got this” – “Hang on, I’ll make you famous.” 😊  Thank you to Cam, Don, Sylvia, Russ, Terri, Dave, Clint, JF, Phil, Luke, Jordy, Cory, Sylvain, Ron, Mindy, the Lordco crew and Joe for being there for DEAN in his final months/days.

Dean was sadly predeceased by his brother Russell and so many other family members. He leaves his parents, brother Grant, (Julie) and their children, brother Rod, nephew Nevada, (Hayley), niece Sierra and their children to mourn. 

In memory of Dean, I encourage you to donate to the animal shelter of your choice in Dean’s name. 

Rest In Peace Dean. I love you Always & Forever.


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