With great shock and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dainis Viktors Mednis. Much loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and best friend. Leaving to mourn: mother Tekla, wife Shannon (O’Brien), son Lukass (Tiffany Winberg), granddaughter Keena, soon to be grandson Talis. Sisters Zanie Morrissey, Ruta (Richard) Dimond, brother Paul (Janet Digman), Inlaws Jim and Swanell O’Brien, Kelly (Cheryl), Kevin (Diane), Nieces and Nephews: Daniel (Kelly), Sarah Morrissey, Stephen & Michelle Dimond, Wyille Mednis, Micheal, Erin, Kody (Kaylena), Kayleen O’Brien, Caroline Glavins. Great nieces and nephews: Mishayla & Mathew Morrissey, Haylee O’Brien, and many other honourary nieces and nephews. We also cannot forget his constant companion Kale.
Dainis was involved in the sports of: Hang gliding, Skiing, Speed Skating, Cycling, XC Skiing, and Running. He has many life long friends from various pursuits. He was born in Williams Lake, raised in Quesnel, worked in Grande Prairie, Hinton, Victoria, Calgary, Vancouver, and the Okanagan as a telephone technician. He enjoyed music, and dabbled with the guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and he loved to sing.
He was very compassionate and was able to make anyone smile with a corky sense of humour. He had a way with people and animals, the love and respect being mutual. He was able to put his family and friends first no matter the situation and will always be remembered as a great person that left this world far to early.
Prayers will be held at St James Catholic Church, Vernon, on Friday Jan23th at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, Jan24th. A Celebration of Life to be held April 11th @ Fintry Delta, details to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Dainis to: The Nature Conservancy of Canada, 400-36 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A1 http://www.natureconservancy.ca, or CrossCountry Ski Canada, 1995 Olympic Way, Suite 100, Canmore Alta T1W 2T6
Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 250 546-7237.