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OWENS, Anthony “Dean”

January 9, 1951 – Hanna, Alberta
January 22, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Anthony Dean Owens, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the age of 64.

Dean was born in Hanna, AB on January 9, 1951 and moved to Calgary as a young boy. He went to school in Calgary and graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor of science in chemistry. He subsequently spent many years working in the oil and gas industry throughout southern Alberta, most recently at ConocoPhillips. The two most important things to Dean were his Roman Catholic faith and his family; both of which provided him comfort throughout his life. He enjoyed travelling, golfing, curling, camping, and telling jokes with his family and friends.

Dean is survived by his beloved wife Carol; children, Caroline (John), Brian (Brittany); and grandchildren, Noah and Kaleb. Dean is also survived by Carol’s children, Jocelynne (Enver), Robert (Lynnelle); grandchildren, Lauren, Stephanie, Julian and Madeline; mother, Marie; siblings, Greg (Val), Brenda (Chris), Mary-Ann (Ian), Susan, Bill (Dee) and numerous nieces and nephews. Dean was predeceased by his father, Bill in 2013.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) by Father Wilbert Chin Jon on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, flower donations may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca.

Dean’s family wishes to thank the many nurses and doctors who cared for him over the years. They would also like to thank the family that chose to donate their loved one’s kidney 19 years ago, which allowed him to see his children grow up, get married and have children of their own, not to mention countless other adventures.

In living memory of Dean Owens, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Colleen Dickie :

    My deepest sympathy to Carol and family. Dean was a wonderful man and he will truly be missed. He was very proud of his beautiful wife and family.
    Sincerely
    Colleen

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  2. Carol: Faye and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We could not have asked for better neighbours than you and Dean. Whenever we lose a beloved family member or a close friend, we discover again that the deeper the love, the greater the loss, and the sharper the pain. As time passes, the anguish slowly and gradually diminishes, while the special memories and the blessings of those relationships, these remain with us always, warming our hearts. The grief is the small price we pay for so much happiness.
    Philip Jones

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  3. frances d elson :

    Carol, sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family. From the girls at Boyack

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  4. Dave Lanktree :

    I have known Dean as a friend, sports companion/competitor and an extremely competent professional within his work life. I know he made the most of every day following his kidney failure 19 years ago and I cherished our friendship and that he allowed me to be part of his life. He was also special to my wife and kids because they will always remember Mr. Owens and his constant teasing-and of course the treats at the curling rink. Carol-et al-Dean will be missed and for that I am truly sorry, but if it is any consolation and you have any doubt-please know this-over the 30+ years I have known Dean – I know that he made his short time with us contain everything that could possibly demonstrate the value of friends and family.

    Goodbye My Friend

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  5. Carol,

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family and pray that our Lord gives all of you the strength to bear this loss. May Dean’s soul rest in peace.

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  6. I am profoundly sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences and prayers over this very sad and difficult time.

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  7. Our prayers to you and all family members. Loss is difficult, but a life has been lived with experiences shared . God Bless, Juliana , family friend of Brenda and Chris Hemstock

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  8. Ellwood Radies :

    Sorry for your loss, I got to know Dean and Carol through curling and really enjoyed curling with Dean.

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  9. Charlotte & Thomas Currie :

    Deepest sympathy to Carol and the Owens family. Dean was a wonderful brother-in-law whose laughter and wit will be long remembered. Dean was a delightful man to be around and he’ll be greatly missed. God bless.

    Charlotte & Thomas

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