MR. DEAN RAYMOND DESIMONE died suddenly at the age of 31 years and will be lovingly remembered by his companion, Terra and her children, Devon and Adam, his mother, Sharon Erickson, his father, Claude Desimone and his wife, Deborah Desimone, his sister, Lenae Desimone, his step-brother, Travis Benson, his grandparents, Lena Desimone, Kalmer Erickson and Clara Erickson, his Godparents, Terry & Marilyn Erickson, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, his close friend, Jered, the Castongauy family and many friends. Dean was born on January 4th, 1973 in Vernon, B.C. Over the years he was involved in the Vernon Kokanees, football, baseball and skiing. In his adult years he enjoyed weightlifting, fishing, camping and hiking. He had a great love for the outdoors, animals, reading, cooking and his Italian heritage. A Celebration Of Dean’s Life will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 24th, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Cremation will follow. A Reception will take place in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel at the conclusion of the service. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Dean to the Salvation Army or the PIN Crisis Line. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187).