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Dean Loy Krossa

February 6, 1969 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 51)


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal,

Sheri, Jaida (Jared), Dradon

On May fourth I lost my soulmate, my life, my love, my everything. we were high school sweethearts married for 26 1/2 years and have two beautiful amazing children. He’s the smartest man I know, a Mechanical Engineer who strives for the best at whatever project and job he worked on. He didn’t just want to be the Engineer behind the desk, he wanted to advance his career, learn as much as he could, do interesting projects and also complicated ones as he loved a challenge. He graduated from SAIT with Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical engineering technology diplomas and was immediately hired at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg. While working full time, he went to the University of Manitoba part time and received his Mechanical Engineering Degree. He then went on to work for Polaris Industries, in the Watercraft and ATV divisions. He loved working at Polaris and was in charge of many projects before he was offered the opportunity to move back to Alberta and run the business that his Parents started. He made Kri-Tech the Successful business it is today while still doing some Engineering consulting, which was his true passion. He received his Professional Engineer title in both Alberta and Manitoba.

Our beautiful daughter Jaida was born 23 years ago, Daddy’s girl right from the start! When her love for ponies was clear, he was the ultimate horse Dad... he was going to give his daughter everything he could including countless hours taking her to lessons and shows and the best horses he could find. He missed all the time spent with her when she got old enough to go on her own, and when she moved to UK for a year, he was incredibly proud but also heartbroken that his baby girl was growing up and not at home anymore. Luckily she moved next to us and has an amazing partner who is caring, hard working and treats her like a queen much to her Dads approval. He considered Jared a Son and we now have 3 amazing kids.

20 years ago, our son Dradon was born. He was born in an ambulance because I was in labor and Dean was driving like a Father with a 3 yr old in the car and a baby who wasn’t waiting for anything. We got into an accident and the ambulance showed up just in time to deliver our Son. I remember seeing him sitting in the front seat with Jaida on his lap and the pure joy on his face when I said it was a boy. From as long as I can remember Dradon always said he was going to be an Engineer like his Dad, and now he is almost finished his second year of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University in Michigan. I’m pretty sure Dean said he wished he was as smart as Dradon, he loved talking to him about his classes and what he was working on. Their most recent adventure was Track Racing. They bought a car last year and with Dradon home doing school online, they were working on their FRS to get it ready for race season. Both of them love their fast cars and have quite a collection started.

It was very hard on him when the kids grew up and left home, he wanted them to stay with us and never leave. But watching them grow up into caring, happy, responsible adults is what made him the happiest.

I love my husband more than words can say and I miss him 10 million times more... I was so lucky to be a stay at home Mom, and thanks to his parents, 13 years ago we started running Kri-Tech together. Working together was scary at first but we did it, because we were a team. We had some pretty amazing adventures together, there are always bad times and we had our fair share but I never saw my life without him. He built this incredible life for us and I am forever grateful for the time we had together, but we had so many more plans for the future... my first and only love, my life, my partner, my protector, you were taken from me much too soon.

From Mom (Silva)
I love my son more than words can say. The baby who was in such a hurry to come to this world he would not even wait for a Dr., as a baby tried to run not walk, had to take everything apart to see how it worked, in school he did not find it a challenge so got bored. His mind was always looking for new and interesting things. The young man that loved play jokes on you. But the same teen who would walk out the door with his friends and then run back and hug me goodbye. The man who made his wonderful family his life. With pride I say he worked hard to become an engineer and succeed at Bristol and at Polaris climbing the corporate ladder. He and Sheri ran Kri Tech and made it into a great company. He helped many a friend or family member, if they needed it. He had an ability to see people as they where and could not understand anyone being mean to the less fortunate.

From Dad (Ted)

 From the first time I laid eyes on Dean at birth he has always been so full of life and energies.

The only time I ever seen him at rest was when he was asleep

As a baby he never stopped always on the go.

At school he never seemed to have a dull moment

At collage and university, he accomplished unbelievable achievements.

When employed again he did unbelievable things

As an owner of Kri-Tech he has been my mentor and coach

I wish I had taken more time and told all my kids how good they turned out to be. They all turned out much better than I ever could have dreamed.

From Klint (Brother) Wife Lorna Krossa

This story may describe Dean. Olds 185 Air Cadets would go gliding at Netook, AB. The victim was a young cadet (girl), maybe a corral. She asked Dean (the joker), what a loop D loop was. She did not know the name so she used her hand to indicate it, by drawing a circle in the air. Dean said that he was not sure but he though that it was called the mile high club. and to ask the pilot to do it you ask the pilot to join the mile high club. it would have been funny with the pilot that was in the seat, the victim would have been embarrassed a little, because the pilot was a Warrant officer and she knew Dean. The problem was that the pilot that should have been flying was very late. The two pilots did a seat change and the new pilot took off. We could tell when he was asked if she could join the mile high club. When the glider landed you are to wait until the glider stopped completely. The victim only waited until the wheel was down. the canape flew open. The victim jumped out and thought that I was a part of the joke. I thought that my life was in danger. thankful she seen Dean and wanted blood.

PS. She did not get the loop D loop.

From Colinda (Sister) Husband Bryn Chambers

One of my earliest memories of Dean was when we lived in Stettler, He would convince me that if we played with his trucks first, then he would play dolls with me. somehow after playing with the trucks we didn't ever play dolls! as we became teens we fought like cats and dogs. I didn't realize how much I liked him as a person until he moved to Calgary to go to SAIT. I suddenly started missing him and looked forward to seeing him. As the years have gone by I have grown to admire and look up to him more and more. Dean was a risk taker all his life, and most of those risks lead to his greatest successes.


 *We would love to hear your favorite memories or stories that you have of Dean, please feel free to email sherik@xplornet.com with anything. The kids loved hearing his stories especially from High School and College days, learning how crazy their Dad and his friends were. Thank you so much Friends and Family for your Support. Sheri, Jaida (Jared) and Dradon.

Friends wishing to remember Dean with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke, or a donation to your local food bank or hospital. Dean had dedicated his time the past few months to helping local health care workers with the PPE shortage.

Due to the current isolation restrictions a celebration of Dean's life will be planned for a later date.


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