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Date of Passing: Sep 15, 2022

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DEAN: Kenneth Robert Dean passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer in Vancouver BC., Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the age of 67 years with loving friend Karen by his side. Ken is predeceased by his parents Bob (Robert) and Grace Dean of Brandon, MB. Ken will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by sisters, Linda (Larry) Taylor, Susan (Rick) Rogowski, Cathy (Terry) Cluett and Carol (Richard) Christie along with nieces, Heather, Bobbie, Lindsay, Samantha, Abbey, Deana and nephew Aaron. Our Family wishes to send their special thanks to all Ken's caregivers and for everyone's prayers and continuous support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.

Always Loved
Never Forgotten
Forever Missed

As published in Brandon Sun on Sep 24, 2022

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I worked with Ken in Saskatoon, on one of the units in University Hospital. He was always very kind to the patients. I am saddened to hear about his passing. - Posted by: Diane Hillis Buchberger (Friend) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • I had the pleasure of knowing "Cowboy" Ken for the last 20 years or so. He would come to my shop on Saturdays and we'd shoot the ****. Some of the stories we'd swap were epic. He was always working on some project or another, and I would do what I could to bring it to fruition Although he started out as a customer, I'm proud to say we became good friends. You will be missed....especially on Saturdays. God Bless Rest in Peace.. - Posted by: Richard Fulmore (Good Friend) on: Feb 07, 2023

  • Condolences to Family & Friends. I will always Remember "Cowboy Ken Dean" I worked many years off & on at The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital with Ken. Ken loved to talk, many long winded sideroom interviews with the clients, staff looking at each other with Sparkling eyes and wide smiles, as Ken would talk to the client for 20 minutes or longer. The normal process took about 5 minutes. Lol. Staff supported Ken's interview techniques, as Ken was very dedicated to his job. Ken also liked to talk about Reality Therapy, when you got him going on the subject, his eyes would sparkle, as he spoke about the subject. Ken was in his hay day. When I think about Ken, I think "COWBOY" Ken I'm sure would agree, you put the word "Cowboy" in front of any word, would truly make it Grandeur. eg; Cowboy Breakfast, Cowboy coffee. I remember Kicking Horse came on the market. Ken brought in to share with all. Passing me a cup, "Now There's Some Real Cowboy Coffee for you Bob" . Thanks for the memories Ken You are Truly Missed! Your Friend Bob Bradburn. - Posted by: Bob Bradburn (Friend ) on: Oct 26, 2022

  • We had a lot of good times in Petawawa, sad to hear he has passed away. Condolences - Posted by: Paul Stevenson (Friend ) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Ken was a good friend back in Petawawa in the 74-76 period. Condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Dave Cashin (Army friend.) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • I remember Ken from our days serving with 1 Canadian Field Hospital in Petawawa. I will always remember him as a friend. We both left the military about the same time. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I had been looking to reunite with him for a visit for some time but was only able to find him shortly before he passed. I am sorry we never got the chance to meet again. Rest easy my friend. My condolences to his family - Posted by: Stan Hendriksen (Freind and army buddy) on: Oct 21, 2022

  • I met Ken back in the 70's working at the 1 Cdn Field Hospital as Medical Techs. We had a bunch of fun working with the new (to Canada) MUST system replacing the old MASH equipment dating back to the Korean war. His major hobby then was his beloved van, all done up with special paint job, stereo, Naugahyde walls, thick carpet, fancy lights and comfy bunk. He and his buddies, in the van club, took great pride competing in shows and downing a couple of beers now and then. I was interested but not surprised to hear he became a nurse. He had very good medical skills and his transfer up to Nurse is perfect. So sorry to hear of his illness and passing. I too am in a fight against cancer, but so far, I've beaten the odds: hasn't been easy though and I suspect it wasn't easy for Ken as well. I am glad I had the pleasure and honour to meet him. - Posted by: MDwayne Steckley (Friend / army buddy) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • Ken was my supervisor on my Nursing Unit. He had a Huge Heart and gave his all to the Patients. He will be surely missed by all. Rob.... - Posted by: Rob Petrie (Co-worker/Friend) on: Oct 05, 2022

  • Ken, was a compassionate nurse who always had the patients best interests at heart. He also had beautiful handwriting. Lovely man. - Posted by: Ellen wilson (Co worker) on: Oct 05, 2022

  • I am saddened to hear of Ken’s illness and passing. I have lots of good memories of Ken from our days in Nursing School. May he rest peace. Condolences to his family. - Posted by: Noreen McCallum (Nursing School Classmate) on: Sep 24, 2022

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