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.Print This Obituary & Condolences