Maurice Peacock Dean
(May 5, 1930 – September 29, 2021)
After a brief illness, Maurice passed away peacefully at Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth on Wednesday, September 29th. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ruth Pauline (Hattersley) Dean on September 9, 2021, his infant son, William Ross, his parents, William and Annie Dean and his brother John (Jack) Dean.
Maurice will be deeply missed and remembered by his sister, Irene Dean, dear friend, Carol Boone and goddaughter, Amanda Chew. They would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Stratford General Hospital, Seaforth Community Hospital and Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth for all their dedicated care and support.
Born in Darlington, England, Maurice emigrated to Canada in the early fifties and became a Canadian Citizen September 30, 1958. He and Ruth met at their place of employment and they were married in December of 1956. They first moved to Stratford when Maurice joined Samsonite Canada in 1971 and he became President of the company by the mid-seventies eventually leaving the organization in the mid-eighties. He was also President of the Board of Directors of the Stratford General Hospital from 1981 to 1983. Maurice and Ruth were active members of the Stratford Golf and Country Club for many years. Both computer enthusiasts, they taught Computer Literacy in the Continuing Adult Education Program at Conestoga College in KW. Eventually they returned to Stratford in their later years having lived in Kitchener, Montreal, Waterloo and Foxboro Green. Until the end, Maurice never lost his quick wit and dry sense of humour.
Cremation has already taken place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Stratford General Hospital, Stratford Perth Humane Society or a charity of your choice through the W.G. Young Funeral Home.
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