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DEAN, Arlene May (nee Ross)

October 22, 1958 – October 3, 2011

Arlene Dean, beloved wife of Grant of Calgary, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011 at the age of 52 years.

Arlene was born in Calgary. She attended the University of Calgary, receiving BPhEd, BA Psychology, MA Psychology, and was working toward BN when she became ill. Arlene discovered her love of painting later in life, creating beautiful canvasses which she shared with many. She found her strength in Jesus Christ who remained the Lord of her life until the very end. In spite of her illness, Arlene’s heart continued to grow in love for everyone she met. Arlene absolutely adored her husband and children.

Arlene will be remembered by her loving husband Grant, daughter Brooke Dean (Ben Kennedy), son Nigel Dean (Michelle Kaufman) as well as other family and friends.

She was predeceased by her mother Doris Ross, her grandmother Olive Beattie.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Arlene Dean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Dan and Ann Foster :

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember Arlene for her warmth, kindness and gentle spirit. We are blessed to have met her. May God surround your family with his peace.
    Much love,
    Dan and Ann

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  2. Sharon Bodiguel :

    I send my love and prayers to a very caring and close family. I am very sorry and saddened by your loss.
    Love,
    Sharon

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  3. Paris & Liz Hill :

    Dear Grant, Brooke & Nigel,
    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dear Arlene. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Love,
    Paris & Liz

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  4. Colin & Dianne Beattie :

    Our deepest condolences to Grant, Brooke and Nigel and our Ross cousins. We had been enjoying a reconnection with Arlene and will miss her warm sincere nature and loving consideration for extended family.

    May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love, Dianne & Colin

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  5. Judy Gardner Indigo Books :

    I am saddened to know Arlene has gone from our lives, yet her pain is over. I will miss her cheerfulness, she had courage. I know the memories you have will be a great comfort during this difficult time. She was someone worth knowing. Thank you Grant for coming to the store to tell me she was gone.

    Blessings and love to each of you

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  6. Mavis Branston :

    A message of love to Grant, Nigel, Brooke and all extended family –
    I was so sorry to hear of the death of your precious Arlene, and send my sincere sympathy to all of you. Life is so unpredictable and we are never prepared for the loss of someone we love so dearly. Take care as I ask God’s blessing for you,
    Love
    Mavis

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  7. Arlene, a very special wife and mother who touched the hearts of many, including mine. An exceptionally talented, thoughtful, and sincere Lady – She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by all of us. My prayers and thoughts are with you Grant, Brook and Nigel and may God Bless you and guide you through this time of deep sorrow.
    Love and warmest regards,
    Judy

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  8. Grant and family, I was so sad to learn of Arlene’s death. I count myself greatly blessed in that I spent a lovely, sunny day with her, David and Lynne in June when I came over to Calgary. She was a very talented, creative and brave lady. Thanks be to God that she met Jesus in such a special way in her life. May you as a family be given grace and mercy at this difficult time. Dee (Kathy’s Mom)

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  9. Kim and Nancy Copping :

    May you and your family find whatsoever soothes your spirit, comforts your soul and brings you and your family peace at this time.

    Our prayers are with you.

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  10. Leonard & Loretta Ling :

    Grant & family. Len will never forget Arlene’s unique smile, sense of humor and the laughs they enjoyed. We are saddened by your loss.
    Len & Loretta

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  11. Ruth Radostits :

    Dean Family,
    My sincere condolence on the loss of your lovely wife and mother.
    I met Arlene at this time last Fall as we were out enjoying a beautiful day by the Wedgewoods. We visited and exchanged phone numbers.We got together three times to watch movies ; twice at my place in Chateau 30 and once at Chinook theatres to see ” The King’s Speech”. We really enjoyed each other and always had lots to talk about. I just got back from the family cottage in Ontario and had been thinking about phoning Arleen. It was a real shock to see her obituary in the Calgary Herald. I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the Funeral as the family are getting to gether in Leduc that day to celebrate Thanksgiving. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I know that the memory of her love for you all and the wonderful memories you had over the years will always keep her close to you.
    Sincerely,
    Ruth Radostits

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  12. Myles and Leslie Prange :

    Grant, Stuart, and family,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Arlene was a kind and gentle lady and I wish I had known her better. We will be praying for you. Take care, Myles

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  13. Karen and Gary Moro :

    Grant, Brooke and Nigel,
    Very sad to hear the news of your wife and mother. Thought we never had the pleasure of meeting Arlene, you always spoke so highly of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing she has found peace.

    Karen and Gary

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  14. Dave and Carol Stinton :

    Dear Grant and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Arlene. I enjoyed getting to know her during her time at study at Bethany. May you know that we are praying for you and your family. May God be your source of comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Carol Stinton

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