Dwight Marcel Bessette

28/09/1957 - 15/05/2021


Obituary For Dwight Marcel Bessette

September 28, 1957 – May 15, 2021

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dwight Marcel Bessette. The family and friends are shocked and saddened by this recent loss. There are no words to describe the terrible misfortune we share, and the huge place he left open in our hearts.

Dwight was born on September 28, 1957 in Kipling, Saskatchewan son of Adrien and Aline. He passed away on May 15, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Dwight will be sadly missed by wife Helen, sons Sean (Kayla and grandson Brock), Tyler (Samantha) sister Gisele (Rob) brother Kelly (Deb) nephew Justin & niece Taylor (Adam & great niece Maeven). His drinking buddy Tigg. Dwight also had many dear friends which will always be remembered in loving stories of his life’s adventures.

Dwight grew up living and working on his family farm in Saskatchewan. After high school he took up carpentry and later started a framing business in Brandon, Manitoba. After the birth of his first son he moved to Grande Prairie where he continued his framing business and quickly added a second son to his family. Dwight later met his life partner Helen who he shared countless years and adventures with. Many happy memories were shared with their blended families.

Dwight loved the great outdoors. He was an avid hunter, camper, athlete, lover of heavy metal and above all, a story teller. He will forever be remembered for his passion for sports (specifically the Roughriders, the Steelers and the Red Sox) his movie one liners, his endless supply of Brava, his summer tan, his outfit choices, his need for speed believing he was a Nascar driver and above all his love for his family.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff members of Grande Prairie Hospital as well as the university of Edmonton Hospital who gave outstanding care & compassion and support prior to and at the time of his passing.

The family will celebrate his life privately at a celebration of life in Saskatchewan at his family farm at a later date. As well as will be hosting a local celebration of life at later time.

A Viewing for Dwight will take place today, May 21, from 5-8pm and on Saturday May 22, from 1-6 pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home. Please call for a time to attend at 780 830 7742.

Dwight will always have a place in all of our hearts. We love you.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • To dwights family...i am beyond words. This was very sad to hear of his passing. Disbelief was my reaction. My deepest condolences to his family and his.friends. we always enjoyed spending time with dwight a gatherings of friends. A lot of fond memories. Dwight and gilles framed our house 2 years ago. Dwight always had to leave early because he had to clean the house for helen. Such a caring man. I hope him and gilles are having a beer together and watching football and hockey. glenda and kelsey

  • I will miss my conversations with Dwight either by his driveway or by a drive by in his truck. Always laughing. My thoughts and prayers are with Helen and Family. Rest In Peace Dwight. Tom McGonigal

  • Rest In Peace Dwight

  • We will truly miss our daily driveway conversations. You will be missed by all. Sending our deepest sympathy to Helen, Sean and Tyler.

  • We are so sadden to hear the news of Dwight's passing. He was always a joy when he walked in to the bank. We will sure miss seeing him around here. Sending thoughts and prayers from your gals at Scotiabank.

  • So sorry to hear of Dwight's passing. I will miss his forever infectious humour.

  • To the Bessette family,Helen, Dwight was another brother to myself ,so hearing of his passing was extremely upsetting to me! we communicated constantly and shared a hell of allot of good times together as we grew up. Words cannot express my sorrow I'm going through as well as Helen and family! Cheers Dwight!! RIP

  • My condolences to Dwight's entire family. We worked together for many years and I was proud to have Dwight be a member of our construction team. He will be missed and remembered!

  • I am so sorry to hear about Dwight. He was a great guy and an amazing friend to my dad Gilles Syrenne. Launa Hodinsky(Syrenne)

  • Helen, Sean, Kayla, Brock, Sam and Tyler. We are so sorry for your loss. Dwight will be missed dearly. We are thinking of you all at this time. Hugs to you all. Dee and Rod McKay

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Dwight. He lived across the street from us in Crystal Heights. What a great guy. Our condolences to his family.

  • So sorry to hear of Dwight's passing. We shared many a Friday afternoon when we gathered at his construction trailer on his job site at the end of the work week. Thank you Dwight for the memories. Rest easy. With respect: Clayton Walker formerly of Top Quality Shingling Grande Prairie AB.

  • I am honored to have known you Dwight, thank you for the great laughs and for taking such good care of sweet Helen. I will forever smile at the thought of you, Love, Darcie

  • Helen, Sean,Tyler and family. Our deepest condolences. Dwight was a wonderful man. His happy go lucky way about him. Was always a pleasure to live by for the 13 years we did. He will be deeply missed. Hugs and prayers to you all.

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