Gordon Harry DEAN

November 30, 1929 – January 21, 2014

DEAN, Gordon Harry, born November 30, 1929 in Stratford, Ontario, and passed away January 21, 2014 in Cumberland, BC.

Our Dad had one wish, to die at home, and he got that! Our mom, Bernice Dean, was there beside him, as were a number of other family members. Dad will no doubt join his parents (Grandma and Grandpa Dean) brother and sister Ted Dean and Ede Shea, also his oldest son Bruce Edward (Ted) Dean who predeceased him. 

Dad was a millwright starting out in Ocean Falls, BC (where he met and married Mom and had five of their six kids) transferring to the Campbell River Mill after the Ocean Falls one closed down. 

Dad loved all things outdoors, and all things involving family. Mom and Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary is this February, something he was very excited to celebrate.

You will forever live in our hearts;

DAUGHTERS Linda Dunkley (partner David Kearney) Pattie Dean (partner Stacey Snider) Diane McCormick (husband David McCormick) and Nancy Dean

SONS Bruce (Ted) Dean (wife Sharon Dean), Moses Dean

BROTHER Ken Dean (wife Jan Dean)

NIECES Sharon Dunning (husband David Dunning) and Leslie Dean  

Grandchildren Gordon Dunkley (Katie Dunkley), Juanita Taylor   (Ben Taylor), Nicole Dean, Nathan Snider, Barry Dean (Chrystal Dean), Kristie Rose (Doug Rose), Tonia Dean, Dustin Williams (Tricia Williams), Tiffany Williams, Raven McCormick, Darcy Ogden and a number of great grand-children.

We would like to give BIG thanks to the ICU at St. Joseph’s Hospital – who as a team made it a smooth transfer for Dad to come home.     


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