Dean Alexander Uzelman, passed away at Riverside Health Complex, Turtleford, Saskatchewan, December 28, 2022, at the age of 72 years.
Dean is survived by: his loving wife, Glennys Uzelman; three children, Dione (Jeff) Kardynal, Dara (Kurtis) Uzelman-Muench and Stephen (Tammy) Uzelman; grandchildren, Kaden, Maryska, Tye, Victoria, Brooks and Zoe; siblings: Mel, Bob, Pete and Eileen; numerous nieces and nephews; and his Goodsoil family, Ken, Karen, Alice and Kelly.
Dean is predeceased by: his parents, John and Helen Uzelman; brothers, Elmer and John; his in-laws Les and Mary Stephenson; John and Erica Gurski.
Dean worked hard and played hard. Most precious to him were his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved family and friend time at the lake; boating, fishing and quadding, camping and winter ski trips. He was a great storyteller around a fire! In retirement, he loved his Arizona home, as well as the many new friendships he made on the pickleball courts in both AZ and at Livelong. He and Glennys made many memories traveling far and wide.
He started his work life with the Sask. Wheat Pool and later moved to Oil and Gas Operations – working with Petro Canada (Macklin). Dean finished his career consulting in the Lloydminster, Edam area, retiring in 2013 and making Turtle Lake their permanent home.
Dean met cancer head on, and fought so hard, but this was one battle he couldn’t succeed at. Thankfully, Dean’s family was there with him, and able to spend precious time with him throughout this journey.
The family sincerely thanks everyone for the ongoing prayers and support over these past months. Special thanks to the healthcare teams, especially Turtleford Home Care and Riverside Health Complex staff. The compassionate care in our rural areas is to be commended!
A Celebration of Life in memory of Dean will be held on May 27th, 2023 at Turtle Lake.
Donations in memory of Dean may be made to Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer Agency Research in Sarcoma and Lymphoma, Riverside Health Complex – Palliative Care, or Turtleford Home Care.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Dean
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at McCaw Funeral Service