Malcolm F. H. Dean, born May 12, 1913, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2004. Predeceased by his beloved wife Diana in 1995 and by his children Margaret, Jane, Paul and Andrew. Also predeceased by brothers Ken and Eric and sister Kathleen. Dad will be sadly missed by children John (Jane), Ruth and Anna (Roy) and grandchildren Jocelyn and Sarah. Malcolm will also be missed by his nieces in England and nephew in France.
Malcolm was born in England. He served in the Royal Navy during WW11, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. Malcolm and Diana immigrated to Canada in 1948 and settled in Deroche, B.C. He taught art at Abbotsford Junior Secondary for many years, retiring in 1972. During retirement Malcolm served as a director of the Dewdney-Alouette Regional District. He and Diana moved to Peachland in 1981.
Malcolm loved the outdoors, particularily the many parks throughout the Okanagan. He was devoted to his family. His artistic talents were apparent in his pottery and gardening.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Charles Barham ECU for the wonderful care Dad received. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Surrey Memorial Hospital.
No Funeral Service by Malcolm's request.