April 13, 1923 – September 2, 2019
Dorothy (Dot) Dean of Calgary, died peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 96 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rae Douglas, John Dean (Judy MacLachlan), Deborah Dean (Don Sucha), and Bob Dean; her grandchildren, Tracy Douglas-Blowers (Dennis), Lexy Douglas (Ron Nielsen), Lindsey Douglas, Melanie Sucha (Jan-Olaf Bakker), Graham Sucha (Jennifer Burgess); her fifteen great-grandchildren; and close family friend Jeanne Watson. She was predeceased by her husband David Dean and son-in-law, Paul Douglas.
Dorothy was born in Preeceville, SK, where she attended Annie Laurie School, played trombone in the community band and spent summers at Nelson Lake. She moved to Saskatoon where she met the love of her life, Dave, when they were both working at the Bank of Nova Scotia on 2nd Avenue South. They married on March 15th, 1944 and when Dave went overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Dorothy moved to Ottawa where her father was stationed with the military and where she continued to work at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Nepean. After the war, and Dave’s return, they returned to Saskatoon to begin their life together and create a family. They lived in Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Kindersley, Swift Current and Yorkton, in Saskatchewan before moving to Calgary in 1968. Dorothy and Dave enjoyed travelling to England and Cuba as well as across Canada. The family has many wonderful memories of camping trips and spending time at home where Mom was a friend and confidante as well as a caring daughter, wife, mom and grandma.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Jagdeep Doulla and all the nurses and health aides who provided kind and gentle care to our Mom. In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes there will be no service. There will be a private family gathering at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Lung Association Alberta, 17420 Stony Plain Rd #208, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6, (780) 488-6995, https://www.ab.lung.ca/.
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In living memory of Dorothy Dean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.Print This Obituary & Condolences