Dean Michael Flick
Dean Michael Flick (July 11, 1967 – June 5, 2017) was a lifelong resident of Revelstoke. Dean took his own life.
Dean grew up exploring the mountain ranges around his home. He developed interests in bicycle racing and TaeKwonDo in his teenage years. Dean excelled at the latter, earning a black belt in TKD. In his late teens he discovered rock climbing, which became a focus for the rest of his life. He loved all types of mountaineering as a means for traveling, and some of his favorite times involved ski traverses in the remoter parts of the Yukon and the northern Cariboos and Monashees.
Dean worked with Parks Canada for over 25 years, on trail construction, fire fighting and with the avalanche control section. His most recent work with the visitor safety program was a highlight for him, gaining the position after earning certification with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
He is missed by his spouse Janis Hooge, his parents Gwyn and John Flick of Revelstoke, brother Duane (Teresa) and family of Revelstoke, sister Gina Carpenter (Terry) and family of Kelowna, and brother Robert (Lilia) and family of Ottawa, Ontario as well as many colleagues and friends.
Dean leaves a legacy to Revelstoke in the many rock climbs he established. He was one of the pioneers of rock climbing in this area, discovering crags and establishing many of the finest climbs in this area.
Dean lived his life with sincerity and integrity, he had a gentle warmth that made everyone comfortable with him. Anybody who spent time with him felt the generosity of his spirit, and it is this trait that made him so special.
There will be a service at the Revelstoke Baptist Church on Thursday June 15 at 11:00 a.m., with an informal gathering to follow.