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BILOUS, Dean Michael

March 3, 1976 – Calgary, AB
March 13, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Dean beloved husband and loving father, passed away on March 13, 2015 at the age of 39 years.

Dean went to the University of Calgary, obtained a Bachelor Degree in Geology and then pursued a vibrant career as a Geologist. Dean had a passion for music, specifically drumming and also enjoyed exploring in the Rocky Mountains.

Dean is survived by his loving wife Joy Bilous; his children, Evan and Amber Bilous; and his parents Dianne and Garry Bilous.

Donations in Dean’s name may be made to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY(Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Dean Bilous, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Patrick Willems :

    I will always remember the good ol days with Dean, we partied, jammed and we laughed, he was a free spirit taken way too early. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.

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  2. Carmen Robbins :

    So sorry Joy for your loss. May your memories and amazing children guide you through the tough times! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May love and strength be with you and your family always!

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  3. It was a complete shock to hear about Dean’s passing. I will remember Dean by his one of a kind personality and amazing wit. His contagious laugh and smile will always be ingrained in my memory as one of his character trademarks. Dean will be very missed and my absolute deepest sympathies go out to Dean’s family and friends.

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  4. Wendy Aylesworth :

    Joy I’m so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. My sincerest sympathies to all the family!

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  5. Alex Saldana :

    Dean was a wonderful friend and talented musician. I am deeply saddened by his death and will miss his calls to check up on me. My heart aches for all of you; may you find courage and strength during these challenging days.

    Much love,
    Alex, Jen, Catalina, Lydia and Mateo

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  6. Gord Peterka :

    Mr. & Mrs. Bilous,
    My deepest condolences
    Regards
    Gord Peterka

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  7. Jessica Gysler :

    Joy, Evan, and Amber

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May the many great memories you have bring you comfort in this very difficult time.

    Jeff, Jessica, Lyla, and Freja

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  8. JoAnn Goodwin :

    Joy, Yvonne and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you, may you find comfort in knowing friends are thinking of you and offer any help when needed at this stressful time for all of you.
    JoAnn Goodwin

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  9. Stacey Hrycak :

    Dear Garry,

    Sorry to hear of the devastating loss of your son.

    Please know that you have our heartfelt condolences.

    Stacey & Rosabel

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  10. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. I worked with Dean a number of years and enjoyed his great sense of humour and his love of life. There was never a dull moment and always a laugh when we talked and worked together. His passion for music and new learning was always an inspiration for me on how to live life to the fullest. I will truly miss Dean and will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this saddest of times.

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  11. Scott Gilbertson :

    Joy, I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. Please accept my deepest condolences and squeeze your kids tight.

    Scott Gilbertson

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  12. Laverne and Janice Anderson :

    Garry and Dianne and family,
    We are very saddened by your recent loss and want you to know our thoughts are with you.

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  13. Bill and Debbie Bradley :

    Gary and Dianne
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  14. My deepest condolences for your loss. I had the great honor to work closely with Dean in the last few months. He was a wonderful mentor. I counted him not only as a co-worker, but also as a friend. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to all his family and friends.

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  15. Lisa Cochran :

    Joy, Evan & Amber,

    We are so sorry for the loss to your family. There is nothing we can say or do to ease your pain at this time but we hope that in time your sadness will be filled with wonderful memories. Please reach out to us if you need anything. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

    Lisa and Kennedy Cochran

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  16. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Dean’s family and friends.
    I am completely shattered by Dean’s passing, he was a beautiful soul, gone from this world way too soon.
    I will always remember Dean as one of the most authentic and original people I ever knew. He definitely marched to the beat of his own drum. He was an awesome Dad, fantastic geologist, talented muscian, genuine friend, and the ultimate dude!
    Dean, you will be so sorely missed my friend.

    with love and respect,
    Simon Raven

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  17. Shane Sutherland :

    Joy, Evan, Amber and the rest of the Bilous family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dean was an absolute great guy who I always enjoyed catching up with. I cannot express how sad this news is. We are all thinking of you guys and just hope that time will heal your pain.

    Shane, Amanda, Ainsley and Drew

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  18. Garry and Dianne,
    I know that I can’t fix the pain you feel. I want you to know I feel for you.
    Gail and Bill

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  19. Joanne and Randy Gill :

    Our condolences to all of the family. Dean will be sadly missed but always remembered in our hearts.

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  20. Anneli White :

    Joy, Amber and Evan, Gary and Diane,
    I am so shocked and saddened to have just learned the news of Dean’s passing.
    My heartfelt sympathy to you all . Will always remember his infectious smile and good nature.

    Anneli and David White

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  21. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Bilous family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Dean the last few years and his constant smile and positive attitude will be a lasting memory for us all. He was a bright light amongst us; and a great loss to us all. My heart goes out to Dean’s family and friends.

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  22. Mike Thomlinson :

    Dean was such an uplifting personality and always made me smile, he will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

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  23. Aleksandra Owad :

    Joy,

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Dean was a great pleasure to work with, always joyful and positive. He made Oilexco a much better place to be. You and the children are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  24. Rene, Lisa, Alyssa and Sarah :

    We were shocked and utterly saddened to learn of Dean’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Evan and Amber.
    Rene, Lisa, Alyssa and Sarah Bjornson

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  25. Phil Esslinger :

    Mr & Mrs Bilous,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Dean was a wonderful person and a respected colleague. I greatly enjoyed working with Dean and valued his input and passion for his work. Everyone at Cenovus who had the opportunity to work with Dean will greatly miss him. Losing him is a great loss to all of us, personally and professionally. I will especially miss his goofy smile and laugh. Our loss cannot compare to yours but all of his friends and colleagues were devastated by his loss. With deepest sorrow Phil

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  26. Leslie Phillips :

    Dear Evan,
    I was so sad to hear about the loss of your wonderful dad. I know how proud you are of him and his knowledge of rocks, especially when we studied them last year in Grade 3. Maybe you will become a geologist like him?
    We all can’t wait to see you back at school. Please take care of yourself and your sister and your Mom. I am sending you lots of love…
    From Mrs. Phillips, Ed. Assistant, Royal Oak School

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  27. I want to offer my deepest condolences, I am a co-worker of Dean for the past few years. He was a great friend, the office won’t be the same without him. Dean will be greatly missed.

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  28. Randall and Diane Bergeron :

    Diane and Gary,

    Yesterday, we were informed of your tragic loss. Diane and I were in shock! This morning we feel no different.

    We have known one another for better than 20+ years and today we are at a loss of how to express our condolences to you two in this email. Words are very hard to find. It would be much easier if we were present……a strong hug/embrace or a good cry together or even a prayer together would be easier than this email………

    Rest assured, Diane and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and the Bilous family.

    May God embrace Dean…..Amen.

    Your Cajun Friends,
    Randall & Diane Bergeron

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  29. Murray and Susan Olson :

    We are so sorry to hear about Dean, we are in Phoenix and cannot attend the memorial but we want to express our deepest condolences and support for you in this trying time. Words cannot express how we feel but we want you to know we are thinking of you and our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Your friends, Murray and Susan Olson

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  30. I have been shocked and deeply saddened by Dean’s passing. He has been in my constant thoughts this week. I mostly knew Dean at a professional level but his passion for geology was second to none. He was a deep thinker and wasn’t satisfied till the problem was solved. He also had a passion for helping others and sharing how we could make things better. Dean was a great geologist but more importantly he was a great man and we will miss him dearly.

    My thoughts are with his wife Joy and children Evan and Amber.
    My deepest condolences.

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  31. Dawn Mohr-Tumack :

    Dianne and Garry
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences.

    Dawn, Ashlee, Matthew and Meagan

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  32. With great sorrow I would like to express my condolence to all the Bilous family. With all my prayers and sympathy, David Emery

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  33. Joan and Jerry Hrncirik :

    To the Bilous families we send our deepest thoughts and prayers to help you through this very sad time. We mourn because we love. Sincere condolences.
    Joan and Jerry

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  34. Robert Moloney :

    I met and became friends with Dean at University where we studied Geology together. He was always a super friendly guy, helpful and smiling. I remember him in the fondest of terms, so the news of his passing left me with a feeling of great sadness. My condolences to Joy, Evan, Amber, and his parents.

    Dean, you will be missed.

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  35. Angela Cameron :

    I was so sad to hear the news of Dean’s passing. He was a respected geologist; one of the best. I always looked forward to working on projects with Dean. His sense of humour, wit and upbeat attitude always made me smile. I feel lucky to have known him as a collegue and a friend. He will be sincerely missed.

    With deepest sympathies,
    Angela Cameron

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  36. Dianne, Garry, Joy, Evan and Amber
    I know mere words cannot ease the pain of your loss. I was devastated to hear of his passing as Dean was like a nephew to me. I saw him grow from a baby into a fine young man, father and husband. I was so proud of Dean when he graduated university as a geologist and entered the oil business and became successful and respected. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Don and Sally

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  37. Nancy Mawhinney :

    Dianne & Garry

    Am so shocked to hear of Deans passing. I remember in what seems like yesterday while working at the Grace hospital how proud you were of Dean in your conversations.
    May God embrace Dean in his arms and cuddle him with love and peace.

    Nancy Mawhinney

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  38. Nancy Mawhinney :

    Joy Evan & Amber

    Joy-am so sorry for your loss. No words can ever express the feelings we have in our hearts-please know you are in my prayers and thoughts.
    May God embrace Dean in his arms and cuddle him with love and peace and may God comfort Evan and Amber in warm hugs today and always. Love you xo

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  39. Perry & Karen Kotkas :

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences. May God’s grace and the support of family and friends help you all through this difficult time. Words cannot express –
    – Perry & Karen Kotkas

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  40. I was shocked by Dean’s news in this morning and feel deepest sadness!
    Dean always liked to say hello to me and chat with me whenever we met. I have to say many thanks to Dean for his help in my work. Dean, you are always nice man !

    Deepest condolences to Dean’s family!

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  41. Garry and Diane,

    I am so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family in this difficult time.

    Brenda Ison

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  42. Joanne German :

    Dianne and Garry
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your very dear son Dean.
    Wish there was something we could say or do to ease your pain.
    Our thoughts are with yous at this sad time.
    Many hugs Dianne, Garry, Joy and the Grandchildren.

    Joanne and Fred

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  43. Gordon Bullivant :

    My sincere sorrow to the family, especially to Joy and the children. I am sending good blessings and thoughts to you.

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  44. uncle dave & aunty barb :

    Time does heal love to you all

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  45. Ghazanfar & Aasma Zafar :

    Dear Amber, Evan, Mrs Joy, Mrs Diane & Mr Garry Bilous:

    Our deepest condolence to the Bilous family. Dean was a charming friend & such a great neighbor to have around us. We miss him and pray that the family and children can come out strong of these testing times.

    Regards,
    Ayesha, Mehreen, Aasma & Ghazanfar Zafar

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  46. Jonah Resnick :

    Dean was a bright light at Cenovus, with a fantastic attitude that was contagious. I could always count on Dean for probing discussions and a drive to always deliver his best commitment. Outside of rocks, Dean and I would frequently discuss our shared musical interests and challenges of balancing young family life, with recording music. Mostly I will miss a friend, who did everything with the passion and enthusiasm that makes life so beautiful.
    My deepest sympathies to Dean’s Family.
    Jonah

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  47. Travia andTawnia Jobin :

    Joy, Evan, and Amber

    I was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Dean’s passing. Dean always made me laugh and I have many great memory’s. My heart goes out to you and your family, Joy.

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  48. Garry and Dianne,
    My deepest sympathy on your devastating loss. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this difficult time

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  49. Darryl Borecki :

    Dear Garry and Dianne,
    My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
    You have my deepest sympathies,
    Darryl Borecki

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  50. My deapest sympathy and condolences to the Bilous family. Dean was a friend and a colleague. He brings happiness and peace with him to the office everyday. He was an outstanding professional and ready to help at every opportunity. We will surely miss him and will always remember him.
    Akin Tododo

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  51. Ron & Bev Deitz :

    Joy & Family, Yvonne, Garry and Dianne
    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Please know that your friends are here to support and comfort you.

    Love
    Ron & Bev Deitz

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  52. Destiny Poruchny :

    We were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dean’s passing. We have very fond memories of our time with Dean while we were growing up. He will always be in our hearts!

    With love and sympathy,
    Melissa & Destiny Poruchny

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  53. Dixie McCullough :

    Words cannot express how shocked and devastated I was to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers with you at this time of such great pain and sadness.

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  54. Dianne and Garry and Family,
    We are very deeply saddened at the loss of Dean, please know that you are surrounded by loving friends and family who support you in your grief.
    Deepest Sympathy and Condolences,

    The Irvine’s.

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  55. Gord Bowerman :

    To all of Dean’s family and friends we pass on our deepest condolences and sympathy.

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  56. The Brown family :

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. The whole school community is there for your family including us. Hayley is very sad for Amber and wants to give her a big hug when we get back.

    Sue Brown

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  57. Gwen Halliday :

    Dianne and Garry

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    both at this time

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  58. Andrew and Sandra Vogan :

    Dear Joy, Evan, Amber, Garry and Dianne,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this time of Dean’s passing. May the love of those around you support you in this time. We always remember Dean’s humor and his contagious laugh and will miss him. We are thinking of all of you. Sincerely, Andrew and Sandra

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  59. I am deeply sorry for your lost, I did learn a lot from him when we played together.
    great guy….R I P Dean.

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  60. I want to express my deepest condolences to Dean’s family. I am really saddened by his passing. When I lived in Calgary and grew up in Hawkwood I had many great times hanging out with Dean and with our group of friends. Dean was a fun guy to be around and had such a likeable personality. Take care during this difficult time.

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  61. Peter Aldrich :

    Dear Bilous Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Bilous family and for Dean, a clever, passionate, personable and always smiling friendly colleague at Oilexco during our short time together. God Bless Dean.

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  62. Teresa Katzberg :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dean will be missed by all of us. I will miss our visits. Be strong for each other. Love Teresa, Mike and Colby

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  63. Mary-Lynn Machan-Laing :

    My deepest sympathies. Dean was a bright light. He filled the room with his smile and wonderful spirit. I will miss him and think of him often. His spirit will live on.

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  64. Patrick Michetti :

    My deepest condolences to Dean’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Dean on several projects during his time at Cenovus and I always enjoyed his sense of humor and laid-back attitude. He was very talented and will truly be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to work with him.

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  65. Sam and Diana Nader :

    Garry and Dianne,
    We are so sorry to hear about Dean; We want you to know we are thinking of you and our hearts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy and condolences. May God’s grace and the support of family and friends help you all through this difficult time.
    Sam & Diana Nader
    Courtenay,
    BC

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  66. Charlene Bailey :

    Mr. B & Dianne,
    No one can prepare us for a loss of a loved one, it comes like a swift wind shaking us to the core. Our sincere heart felt condolences & sympathy goes out to you today, and everyday. May you find comfort in your memories and strength from your friends & family.
    Char & Andrew

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  67. Jessie and I’s thoughts are with the family and everyone else who knew Dean. What a shock. Too early my friend.
    Like many who have shared thoughts here I had the absolute PLEASURE of studying with Dean at uni in Calgary. He stands out as one of the most unique and fun personalities of all of us who graduated together. Dean i will fondly remember our Bermuda Shorts day adventures and your “Turbo” enthusiam that was infectious and made us all smile ear to ear.

    Be strong and hold each other tight,
    Ryan, Jessie, Victoria, Vanesa Mitton.

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  68. Tom & Diane Poruchny :

    Garry & Dianne,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories give you comfort in this difficult time.
    Tom & Diane Poruchny

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  69. Kent Milani :

    Hello Garry and Diane,

    You have my deepest sympathy for this tragic loss.

    Kent Milani

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  70. Danya Vendrinsky :

    Joy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Many many hugs for you and your kids.

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  71. Merna and Lorne Tesarski :

    Dear Joy,

    We are sending you thoughts of caring and wish you much courage and strength.

    Do take good care.
    Merna and Lorne

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  72. Frank and Goldie Bailey :

    It is with great shock and sorrow that we heard of Dean’s passing. There are no words Dianne and Garry that we could possibly say to ease your pain at this time. Please know that you and Dean’s family are in our thoughts and our hearts. Whatever God’s plan is for us, we can never know or understand. We will celebrate Dean’s life, not mourn his passing for he is always with us.

    Goldie Frank Tigra and Logan Bailey

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